SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Scott Burns

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Cataclysms on the Columbia, the Great Missoula Floods Scott Burns Department of Geology Portland State University One of the greatest set of geological events to ever have occurred in North America was given the name, the Missoula Floods. The floods originated when an ice dam broke in upper Idaho liberating waters impounded in back of it in Montana, scouring out large sections of eastern Washington and the lower Columbia River drainage basin. The talk will focus on the incredible story...

The Economics just aren't there: Towards a Model of Wind Energy Industry Development in Industrial and Emerging Economies

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Summary: Through the development and analysis of in-depth case studies of the emergence of wind power industries in industrialized and emerging economies, a model of sustainable energy industry development is proposed. The model demonstrates that fundamental economic indicators are insufficient for explaining new industry development. Environmental, institutional and cultural factors idiosyncratic to individual jurisdictions play important roles in the emergence of renewable energy...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Gary Peterson

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The Enigmatic Satellites of Saturn Gary Peterson Professor Emeritus Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Saturn, everyone's favorite planet, is the second-largest of the outer giant gas planets and has the lowest density (0.7) of any planet. The others gas planets are about 1.5. In addition, Saturn has the largest satellite (Titan) in the Solar System. Titan is about the same size as Mercury of the inner Solar System. How can this be? It is suggested that...

The Global Energy Transition: What Will It Take to Make The Switch

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Summary: Energy impacts every aspect of our lives – yet energy remains a vast and complex subject. For the past two years I have been filming a major documentary on global energy. Based on personal visits to many of the world’s leading energy sites and conversations with top industry, academic and government leaders, I will look inside the complex world of energy and provide a realistic and balanced view of energy supply, demand, efficiency, infrastructure, and scale. All major forms of...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Anthony Fisher

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Geochemical assessment of mixing advanced treated wastewater and groundwater in the Harmony Grove Basin, Southern California Anthony Fisher ABSTRACT The Harmony Grove basin aquifer is located in San Diego California. This location is being sought after by the Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District for storage of advanced treated wastewater (ATW). After storage, pumping of groundwater is proposed for potable reuse. The project consultant sampled and analyzed groundwater chemical...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Julio Morin

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Growth Dynamics in the Intertidal Barnacle Megabalanus: Development of a Subseasonal Paleoceanographic Archive Julio F. Morin ABSTRACT The arthropod Megabalanus coccopoma is indigenous to coastal Baja California, but migrated up to San Diego due to an El Nino event in the early 80s (Newman and McConnaughey 1987). Megabalanus dates back to the Miocene (Doyle et al. 2007) is a useful local indicator of exposure and submergence intervals due to their feeding habits which correlates to...