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2003 Geodynamics Seminar

Catastrophic Events

The 2003 Geodynamics Seminar topic is catastrophic events on Earth. Invited speakers include
experts on meteor impacts and their influence of global ecology, earthquake nucleation and
dynamics, the mechanics of landslides and volcanic eruptions, the physics of hurricanes and the
impacts of large hurricanes on coastal regions.
This year the field trip will be to the Cascades in the western United States.

Greg Hirth,, (508) 289-2776
Jeff McGuire,, (508) 289-3290

Mt. St. Helens erupted violently in May 1980. This year's seminar speakers will address volcanic eruptions and other catastrophic events. (Photo by D. A. Swanson, courtesy USGS)