Department of Earth & Climate Sciences

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Distinguished Speakers Series for 2017-2018

Tuesdays 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thornton Hall 604 (unless otherwise noted)

Please join us for lunch and refreshments in the Geoscience conference room
at 12:30. Seminar will begin at 1PM.

For information about the individual programs in the Distinguished Speakers Series, contact the following: Petra Dekens, Lawrence Fujiwara, and/or Lexi Lagos.

For disability-related accommodations: call (415) 338-2993 or email (

Archive of Presentation Topics: 2008-2009; 2009-2010 ; 2010-2011; 2011-2012; 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017

Fall 2017

September 5

Welcome Party

(1PM-2PM), TH 604

September 12

Department Lightning Talks

September 19

CO2 storage in geologic formations: experimental investigations of residual trapping and long term stability
Charlotte Garing
Department of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University

September 26th
Earth Scientists Engaging in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
Jason Gurdak
Department of Earth & Climate Sciences, San Francisco State University

October 3rd

Due to Unforseen Difficulties, this Talk is CANCELLED
Recipes for Convective Self-Aggregation
Da Yang
Department of Earth & Planetary Science, University of California Berkeley

October 10th
Feedbacks between glacial stratigraphy, landslide hazards, and landscape evolution in NW Washington State
Jonathan Perkins
United States Geological Survey
Alumni Speaker

October 17th
Wind modulation of upwelling at the shelf-break front front off Patagonia: Observational Evidence
Magdalena Carranza
Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California San Diego

October 24th
Dawdy Lecture in Hydrologic Sciences

Modeling systems for the evaluation of water management alternatives to protect groundwater-dependent ecosystems
Laura Foglia
Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California Davis

October 31st
No Talk. GSA Week

November 7th
Corals as a Proxy for Ocean and Climate Variability
Amy Wagner
Geology Department, California State University, Sacramento

November 14th
Why do we care about transient aseismic slip faults?
Baptiste Rousset
Department of Earth & Planetary Science, University of California Berkeley

November 21st
No Speaker Series – Thanksgiving

November 28th
Icy ocean world interiors from gravity and topography
Doug Hemingway
Department of Earth & Planetary Science, University of California Berkeley

December 5th
Quaternary Geology of California's Galápagos--Channel Islands National Park
Kevin Schmidt
United States Geological Survey

December 12th   
No Speaker Series – American geophysical union (AgU)

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