SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Christopher Kohel

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Forearc Basin Analysis of the Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Eugenia Formation; New Mapping and Provenance Analysis in the Northern Vizcaino Penninsula, Baja California Sur Christopher Kohel M.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University The Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Eugenia Formation represents an enigmatic part of the Vizcaino Peninsula forearc stratigraphy. Eugenia sub-basins on the Vizcaino Peninsula are broadly correlative to the Jurassic forearc...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Michael Buga

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Paleoseismology of the Southern Clark Strand of the San Jacinto Fault Zone, Southern California Michael Buga M.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. Tom Rockwell We present results from a new paleoseismic trench site on the Clark strand of the San Jacinto Fault Zone in Clark Lake, western Salton Trough, southern California. The trench results suggest that most late Holocene slip along the Clark fault at Clark Lake is localized within a...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Gulsen Ucarkus

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New Insights Into The Relationship Between Fault Segmentation And Earthquake Rupture: The North Anatolian Fault, Turkey Gulsen Ucarkus Post-doctoral Researcher Scripps Institution of Oceanography -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Strike-slip faults are often segmented by step-overs resulting in a variety of deformation styles such as constraining bends, releasing bends and rotational deformation. These step-overs or discontinuities...

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...