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...

New Study Links Dust to Increased Glacier Melting, Ocean Productivity

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University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science-led study shows a link between large dust storms on Iceland and glacial melting. The dust is both accelerating glacial melting and contributing important nutrients to the surrounding North Atlantic Ocean. The results provide new insights on the role of dust in climate change and high-latitude ocean ecosystems. UM Rosenstiel School Professor Joseph M. Prospero and colleagues Joanna E. Bullard and Richard Hodgkins...

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...

CUAHSI Cyberseminar: Suzanne Anderson, Boulder Creek CZO, 10/28/2011

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Boulder Creek CZO: Natural experiments to study Critical Zone evolution and function

CUAHSI Cyberseminar: Jon Chorover, Jemez-Catalina CZO, 11//42011

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The Jemez-Santa Catalina CZO: Transformative Behavior of Water, Energy and Carbon in the Critical Zone: Quantifying Linkages among Ecohydrology, Biogeochemistry, and Landscape Evolution

CUAHSI Cyberseminar: Mike Goulden, Southern Sierra CZO , 11/18/2011

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Relationships between elevation, climate, and ecosystem properties in the Sierra CZO