SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Brandon Browne

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Magma Mixing in 'Real-Time': A Case Study of the 2006 Eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska Brandon Browne Department of Geological Sciences California State University, Fullerton Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Abstract: The frequency and dynamic nature of volcanic eruptions are strongly influenced by a variety of open-system processes that exemplify subvolcanic plumbing systems in island arc volcanoes,...

Mike Thomashow at the 2011 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Mike Thomashow of Michigan State University on "Low Temperature Regulatory Networks Controlling Cold Acclimation in Arabidopsis" at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 23, 2011.

Terry Hazen at the 2011 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Berkeley Lab microbial ecologist Terry Hazen delivers a keynote on "The Gulf Oil Spill: Ecogenomics and Ecoresilience" at the 6th Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 22, 2011.
Dr. Hazen will also be speaking about the Gulf oil spill as part of the JGI Science @ the Lesher series on the carbon cycle on May 9, 2011. More details at

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Sandra Kirtland

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Beyond the PETM: Are hyperthermals common features of a high CO2 world? Sandra Kirtland Ph.D. Candidate Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California, San Diego Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Abstract: The early Eocene was a time of extreme global warmth, high atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, and no permanent polar ice caps. During this epoch, Earth reached the highest...

Plug-and-Play Macroscopes

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DECISION MAKING IN science, industry, and politics, as well as in daily life, requires that we make sense of data sets representing the structure and dynamics of complex systems. Analysis, navigation, and management of these continuously evolving data sets require a new kind of data-analysis and visualization tool we call a macroscope (from the Greek macros, or “great,” and skopein, or “to observe”) inspired by deRosnay’s futurist science writings. Just as the microscope made it...
Authors: Katy Borner

'GlyphSea': A New Way to Visualize Vector Data

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Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and other organizations within the University of California, San Diego, have developed a novel way to encode and display vector data that clearly shows magnitude and direction. This new visualization technique may help seismologists to accurately analyze ground movements for an earthquake, measure magnetic turbulence in deep space, or allow medical researchers to study areas such as blood flow and nutrient absorption.