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List of Speakers

Subduction: From TRENCH To ARC

2008 Geodynamics Program Speaker Schedule

Date Seminar Speaker Topic/Title
Feb. 7
Alison Shaw
Geology & Geophysics Department
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Volatile fluxes through the Central American and IBM subduction systems: comparing different techniques and evaluating mass balance
Feb. 14 Ikuko Wada
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of Victoria, British Columbia
Thermal modeling of the forearc-arc region of subduction zones and implications for subduction zone processes
Feb. 21 Cesar Ranero
Marine Sciences Institute, CSIC Centro Mediterráneo de investigaciones Marinas y Ambientales
The Hydrogeological Systems of Incoming Oceanic
Plates and OverridingConvergent Margins of Subduction Zones: Insights from Studies of the Middle America Trench
Feb. 28 David W. Scholl
U.S. Geological Survey Menlo Park, California
Basal Subduction Erosion and the Formation of the Aleutian
Terrace and Underlying
Forearc Basin
March 6 Andrew Newman
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
The Georgia Institute of Technology
The Seismogenic Megathrust: inferences from Costa Rica and Nicaragua
March 13 Jeff Marshall
Geological Sciences Department
CalPolyPomonaUniversity, Pomona, California
Segmented Fore Arc Uplift along the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica: Implications for
Subduction Erosion, Underplating, & Seismogenesis
March 20 Tim Grove
Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Magma Generation Processes in Subduction Zones
March 27 Spring Break Week No Presentation
April 3 Mike Carr
Department Of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Progress and Problems in the Study of Arc
Volcanism in Central America
April 10 Kathy Cashman
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Oregon
A bang or a whimper? Controls on volcanic eruption styles
April 17 Miriam Kastner
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
Geochemical cycling at convergent margins; results from
hydrogeochemical observatories at the Costa Rica subduction
April 24 Marc Hirschmann
Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Minnesota
Experimental constraints
on volatile-induced melting
May 1 Doug Wiens
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Seismic structure, mantle flow patterns, and the dynamics of island arc systems
May 8 Geoff Abers
Division of Seismology, Geology and Tectonophysics
Lamont-DohertyEarth Observatory
Seismic imaging of subduction zones
May 15 Magali Billen
Department of Geology
University of California, Davis
From Steady-State to Slab Detachment: How does lithosphere strength affect subduction dynamics?
Along the Pacific margin of Central America, the Cocos Plate plunges beneath the Caribbean Plate to form the Central American subduction zone (Univ. of California, San Diego)