2010-2011 Earth Science Colloquium Schedule
September 17: David Barbeau, Jr. (University of South Carolina) "Has Drake Passage Been Open Since Paleocene?"
October 1: Nathan Bangs (University of Texas) "Deep 3D Structure Within the Nankai Trough Convergent Margin and Implications for the Seismogenic Zone"
October 8: Richard Armstrong (NSIDC/University of Colorado, Boulder)"The Role of Glaciers in the Hydrology of Nepal"
October 15: Dennis Hartmann (University of Washington) "Climate Feedback Processes in Observations and Models"
October 22: W.S. Jardetzky Lecture - Stephen Rintoul (Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research) "The Global Influence of the Southern Ocean"
October 29: Rick Carlson (Carnegie Institution) "Signatures of Early Earth Processes in the Modern Earth's Interior"
November 5: Diversity Lecture 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Claude M. Steele (Columbia University) "Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What Can We Do"
November 12: Jeroen Tromp (Princeton University) "Seismic Modeling and Imaging Based on Adjoint Methods"
November 19: Rick Colwell (Oregon State University) "Biogeochemical Exhalations: Microbial Methane in Marine Sediments".
November 26: Thanksgiving
December 3: Rob Socolow (Princeton University) "How Would We Act If We Took Climate Change Seriously?"
December 10: Jagadish Shukla (COLA/George Mason University) "It is Necessary to Revolutionize Climate Prediction: Is it Possible?"
December 17: AGU
January 21: Timothy Crone (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) "Estimating the Magnitude of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Leak"
January 28: Ann Pearson (Harvard University) “Biomarker Windows on Marine Production and the Sedimentary Record”
February 4: Matt Fouch (Arizona State University) “Revising Paradigms of Plate Tectonics for the Western United States”
February 11: Michelle Mack ( University of Florida) "Novel Disturbance Regimes and Carbon Cycle Feedbacks to Climate in a Warming Arctic"
February 18: Henry Dick (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution -WHOI) “Amagmatic Rifting, Ultraslow Spreading, and a New Class of Ocean Ridge”
February 25: Emily Brodsky (University of California, Santa Cruz) "Fault Bumps"
March 11: Robin Bell (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) "Antarctica's Leaky Basement: Implications for Ice Sheet Dynamics, Paleoclimate Records and Microbiology"
March 25: John Cullen (Dalhousie University) "Chlorophyll as the Measure of Phytoplankton Biomass: Time to Move On."
April 1: Timothy Shanahan (University of Texas at Austin) ''Megadroughts, Abrupt Climate Changes and Ecosystem Feedbacks in the West African Monsoon: Insights and Surprises From the Tropical Forest Zone"
April 8: Canceled
April 15: Katrina Edwards ( University of Southern California) "Opportunities and challenges in studies of deep life"
April 22: David Battisti (University of Washington) "Abrupt Climate Change and the Monsoons During the Last Glacial Period: Interpretation of the Asian Speleothems"
April 29: Arne Körtzinger (University of Kiel, Germany) ''Oxygen in the Ocean - Dynamics, Trends and New Observational Approaches"
May 6: James Syvitski (University of Colorado at Boulder) "Sediment Flux and the Anthropocene"
May 13: Russell Elsberry (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterrey, CA) "Intraseasonal Predictions of Tropical Cyclone Formation and Tracks: Bridging the Gap Between Deterministic Short-Term Forecasts and Seasonal Forecasts"