Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves May 30, 2014

Seminars & Defenses

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 193 Burt Hall. POA Seminar - Merrick Haller. "Rip currents, tidal jets, and wild frontal features: Some Recent Observations with X-band Marine Radar."

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 193 Burt Hall. Student Defense - Mr. Jason Kaiser (Ph.D., Geology). “Understanding Large Resurgent Calderas and Associated Magma Systems: The Pastos Grandes Caldera Complex, Southwest Bolivia.”

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 12:30pm-1:15pm, 193 Burt Hall. Thesis Defense- Cara Donovan. "An Analysis of Market Factors in the Shea Industry that Affect Women in Northern Ghana."

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Wilkinson 203. Student Defense - Mr. Jacob Petersen-Perlman (Ph.D., Geography). "Mechanisms of Cooperation for States' Construction of Large-Scale Water Infrastructure Projects in Transboundary River Basins." 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1001. WR Seminar - Jana Compton, Forest Ecologist, U.S. EPA Western Ecology Division. "Connecting Ecosystem Services and Biogeochemistry."

Thursday, June 5, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Gilfillan. G&G Seminar - BJ Walker,Washington State University, Vancouver.“What's below a batholith?  Deep magmatic processes inferred from the Sierra Valle Fértil fossil arc complex, northern Argentina.”

Thursday, June 5, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, 193 Burt Hall. Student Defense- Mr. Byungho Lim (M.S., Physical Oceanography). "The turbulence energy dissipation induced by internal tides in the Luzon Strait."

Friday, June 6, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 193 Burt Hall. OEB Seminar - Andreas Schmittner. "Carbon Isotope Evidence for Early Deglacial Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Collapse."

End of Year Picnic and Student Awards Presentation

Tonight is the CEOAS All College Annual Student Awards Presentation and End of Year Picnic 2014

Party starts at 5pm at the McAlexander Field House.

There will be plenty of scrumptious food, tasty beverages and amusement for the whole family!

SAC will be on hand with CEOAS merchandise to order so remember to bring your wallet!

See you there!

Publication Award...Congratulations!

The 2014 Geological Society of America Structure and Tectonics Division's Outstanding Publication Award goes to our own Dr. Bob Duncan! (Tarduno, J.A., Duncan, R.A., et al., 2003. The Emperor seamounts: Southward motion of the Hawaiian hotspot plume in Earth’s mantle. Science, 301: 1064-1069.) It seems to have taken a long time to be "discovered"!

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Aboard Oceanus deploying marine magnetotelluric instruments to check out resistivity anomalies related to JDF subduction. Photo courtesy Esteban Bowles-Martinez

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