Geology Seminar Fall 2015

Wednesdays at 3:30pm in CH S17



30 September

          Kate Huntington - University of Washington

TITLE: From plateaus and paleoclimate to fluids on faults: Carbonate clumped isotope thermometry in continental tectonics


7 October

          Rob Sohn - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

          TITLE: Geyser Dynamics: A Peek Behind the Thermodynamic Curtain


14 October

          Angela Seligman - University of Oregon

TITLE: The earliest low and high δ18O caldera-forming eruptions of the Yellowstone plume: Implications for 30–40 Ma Oregon calderas and speculations on plume-triggered delaminations


21 October

          Alex Lechler - Pacific Lutheran University

TITLE: Carbonate clumped isotope record of last glacial-interglacial climate change in the Palouse loess


28 October

          Reed Burgette - New Mexico State University

TITLE: Ups and downs of the U.S. West Coast: Eight decades of vertical deformation measurements for seismic hazards and sea-level impacts


12 November

          Ashley Streig - Portland State University

TITLE: Three historic ground rupturing earthquakes in the Santa Cruz Mountains, San Andreas Fault: Refining age estimates with 14C Wiggle-matching and Early Historic Reports, and other reasons I work in the dirt


18 November

          Jim O’Connor - USGS

TITLE: Wasting away in western Oregon-Geologic controls on sediment yield and transport


2 December

          Peter Molnar - University of Colorado


TITLE: Mantle Dynamics, Isostasy, and Surface Topography: What’s in a name? That which we call “dynamic topography” by any other name (like isostasy) would stand as tall.



  • Geology & School of the Environment
  • GSOC
  • Geography
  • USGS Water Sciences