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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves April 15, 2016


Monday, April 18, 2016. 4 PM, Burt 193. Student Seminar: 1) Linear Theory of Roll Instabilities- Jenessa Duncombe. 2)  Development of the Sri Lanka Dome: Links to Air-sea Interaction- Kerstin Cullen. 3) Stable isotopes of CO2 at the last glacial inception- Andy Menking.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016. 10 AM, Wecoma, CEOAS Admin. Special Seminar – Remote Sensing and Ocean  Circulation Candidate: Sarah Purkey, Lamont-Dohert Earth Observatory. "Regional and global rates of ocean mass addition between 1996-2006 from a full-depth sea level rise budget"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016. 2 PM, Burt 193. Special Seminar – Sediment Transport Candidate:  Dr. Greg Wilson, Dalhousie University, Department of Oceanography. "High-Resolution Acoustic Measurements of Sediment Transport Over Sand Dunes”

Wednesday, April 20, 2016. 4 PM, LInC 101. Hydrology Seminar: Paul Hsieh, Research Hydrologist, USGS. "The Science Behind the Taming of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill"

Thursday, April 21, 2016. 10 AM, Burt 193. Special Seminar – Sediment Transport Candidate:  Dr. Marisa Palucis, NSF-EAR, Caltech. "Sediment transport: The key to linking climate and landscape evolution"

Thursday, April 21, 2016. 12 PM, Burt 193. Special Seminar: Sarah Klain, University of British Columbia. "Wind of Change: Offshore wind farms, contested values and ecosystem services "

Thursday, April 21, 2016. 3:30 PM, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Stefano Lugli, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia. “Salts of the Earth: The challenge of understanding the Messininan evaporate deposits in the Mediterranean”

Friday, April 22, 2016. 12 PM, Wilkinson 108. GEM Seminar: Jesse Abrams, University of Oregon. “Community-based fire management on northern Great Basin rangelands: Property, authority, and the politics of resilience”

Friday, April 22, 2016. 12 PM, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Mei Sato, CEOAS. “Unraveling biological-physical interactions in animal behavior”

Staff Fee Privileges

April 22, 2016 is the deadline to submit Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for OSU employees or family members attending OSU during Spring Term 2016.  The Staff Fee Privileges Approval Form, instructions, and information can be found here.  Completed forms should be returned to:  Forestry, Oceanic, & Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) Human Resources, 154 Peavy Hall, Attn: Megan Hickman.  If you miss the deadline, please contact Megan Hickman, FOBC HR, megan.hickman@oregonstate.edu for appeal process information and instructions.

Saturday Farmer's Market

The Graduate Student Committee is organizing a CEOAS booth at the Saturday Farmer's Market this season. Our goals are to present informational displays and hands-on activities in order to edify the community about all the cool stuff that we do in CEOAS.  This week (April 16th) a group of geographers will be presenting on "The Geography of the Farmer's Market:  Where your food comes from".  Stop by and check it out! 

Many Congrats!

Congratulations to Water Resources graduate student Beth Rutila who was awarded graduate student research grants from the Geological Society of America and Mazamas this week.

Award Winning Lectures Available

Dr. Michael E. Campana of GEM was recently named the Edwards Aquifer Authority Distinguished Lecturer and presented his day-long series of lectures in San Antonio on 8 April. He also gave the keynote address at Texas A & M University's Water Daze 2016; the video is available here: http://http://bit.ly/1V2BGfd

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Professor Alan Mix presented a talk "Viewing Climate "Tipping Points" from Petermann Glacier, Northwest Greenland" to a very engaged audience of about 65 at the 81st Annual Banquet of the Geological Society of the Oregon Country, March 13, 2016. More info about the Society.

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