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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves March 25, 2016

Remembering Linda Lamb

We are sad to convey the news that Linda Lamb passed away this week. Linda worked for ten years with the CEOAS Research Publishing and Outreach Office. There will be no formal memorial service or funeral. In recent years Linda established the Linda Lamb Endowed Scholarship Fund at the OSU Foundation. If desired, donations may be made to the "CEOAS Linda Lamb Endowed Scholarship Fund" at the OSU Foundation, 850 SW 35th St., Corvallis, OR 97333, by telephone (800-354-7281) or online at www.osufoundation.org. Enter the phrase "CEOAS Linda Lamb Endowed Scholarship Fund" when donating online.

Linda Lamb


Defense and Seminars

Friday, March 25, 2016. 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Aurelie Moulin (Ph.D., Oceanography). "Evolution of Turbulence, Heat Content, and Freshwater Lenses in the Diurnal Warm Layer"

Monday, March 28, 2016. 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, LInC 100. Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Prof. Jessica Tierney, University of Arizona. “Pirates, famine, and El Niño: The Horn of Africa under a changing climate”

Tuesday, March 29, 2016. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Burt 193. Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Prof. Jessica Tierney, University of Arizona. "The Green Sahara revisited"

Tuesday, March 29, 2016. 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Sally Warner, R. Holmes, E. Hawkins, and J. Moum. "Buoyant gravity currents released from tropical instability waves"

Thursday, March 31, 2016. 12:00 am - 1:00 pm, Burt 193. Research Opportunities: Dr. Deborah Kelley. "Research opportunities using the Cabled Observatory off the Oregon Coast"

Thursday, March 31, 2016. 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Joan Gomberg – USGS Seattle. “Remotely triggered turbidites on the Cascadia margin”

Friday, April 1, 2016. 12:00 am - 1:00 pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Burt Thomas (NETL). “Hypothesizing routes of carbon isotopic exchange between marine DIC and DOC”

Friday, April 1, 2016. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Gilfillan Auditorium. Hydrothermal Vent Discovery Lecture: Dr. Deborah Kelley. "The Lost City Hydrothermal Field"


Storytelling in science

Check out our own Katy Serafin (Ph.D., Oceanography) offering her input in Graduate Student Success blog. Find it here: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/gradsuccess/2016/02/18/storytelling-in-science/


Special Speaker - Great Talk

Really cool Research Seminar. Prelude to the also really cool Hydrothermal Vent Discovery Lecture

Dr. Deborah Kelley, Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington and Director for the Cable Array Component of NSF’s Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). 

"The OOI Cable is LIVE!  Research and Teaching Opportunities at Axial Volcano, Hydrate Ridge, and the Oregon Shelf/Slope Environment"

Noon to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31, Room 193, Burt Hall


Marine Science Day!

Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10am to 4pm 

Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for our annual Marine Science Day!  Come behind-the-scenes for a peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. 

Meet researchers from Oregon State University and six government agency partners. Explore with interactive science displays and touch tanks presented by marine scientists. Visit a genetics lab. Enjoy special family-friendly activities by Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Learn how scientists observe the ocean using buoys and gliders.

To volunteer, go to www.volunteersignup.org/Y8TAL. Parent (or grandparent) and child teams welcome! Contact Maryann at 541-867-0234 for more information.

Don't miss the chance to learn what’s new on the Oregon Coast’s dynamic marine science campus! http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/marinescienceday


On the Cover

Congratulations to Phil Mote and David Reinert for making the cover of the latest issue of BAMS. The issue features Phil's work in climate modeling and David's winning cover shot.


Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam


Photo of the Week

photo of the week
CEOAS's very own master of magmatic principles and exolution of volatiles grad student Brad Pitcher and his gang of volcanic catalysts set off effusive eruptions, lateral blasts, and a super-soaker of plinean proportions!


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