Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves August 8, 2014


Friday, August 15, 2014. 2:00 PM, Wilkinson 203. Student Defense: Mr. Christopher Madden Madugo (PhD, Geology). "Fault Behavior Over Geomorphic Time Scales in the Pakistan Himalaya, Kashmir Himalaya, and California: Implications for Seismic Hazard."

Monday, August 18 2014. 1:00 PM, Burt 193. Student Defense: Mr. Michael Rucker (M.S., OEAS--AtS). "The Effects of Clouds on Transient Baroclinic Eddies in a Mars General Circulation Model."


Welcome to CEOAS!

The Student Services Office is welcoming Jessica Cardinal-Lanier to our team on August 5th. She is the new half time Experiential Learning Coordinator working to enhance and coordinate undergraduate internship and research opportunities for students in earth and environmental sciences. She has past professional history with OSU as the former Program Coordinator of the Increasing Diversity in Earth Sciences Program, the Chief Academic Advisor for the Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program, and earned her MS in the Marine Resource Management Program in 2004. Jessica’s contact information can be found here: http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/profile/cardinallanier/ 

Students in the News

Annie Kersting, Environmental Sciences senior, was featured in a story with the Oregonian this week through their Journalism Camp program: http://www.oregonlive.com/teens/index.ssf/2014/07/pantry_provides_sustenance_for_the_oregon_state_community.html 

OSU Open Access Policies

Learn the basic terms and conditions of the OSU open access policies, the deposit requirements for each policy and how to submit your articles. Note: The workshop will later cover the NIH public access process. Participants are free to leave after the open access presentation if NIH policies do not pertain. 

Time: Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Room: Autzen, OSU Valley Library

To register: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/graduates/workshops/nih-and-osu-open-access-policies


Thanks to a generous donation...we will have Cookie Wednesday for another couple weeks. Thank you Generous Donor!

See you all Wednesday!

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week

The smoke that has turned the usual summertime clear skies over Corvallis hazy this week started out on Sunday, August 3 as a well-defined plume carried north and east by the winds from the fires burning near the Oregon/California border. The top left panel of this figure is a satellite image by the MODIS instrument showing the smoke plume on August 3. On subsequent days, the plume became more disperse and extended farther north over the Willamette Valley and Corvallis, before turning northeastward. The bottom left panel is a vertical section of atmospheric particulates measured by the CALIPSO satellite LIDAR on August 3 showing that the smoke plume consisted of a thin layer at a height of about 5 km. The purple line in the top right panel shows the approximate location of the LIDAR transect. The contours are the height of the 500 mb pressure surface, which has a mean altitude near 6 km, showing that the smoke plume was carried along pressure contours. This relation between wind direction and the pressure field (called geostrophy) generally holds for atmospheric flows with large spatial scales and time scales longer than a day.

Image submitted by Dudley Chelton, Larry O'Neill and Roger Samelson

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