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Guest Speakers

Gravity: A Dominant Force In The Universe

2012 Geodynamics Seminar Series
Tuesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Carriage House*, Quissett Campus
*Unless otherwise noted


Date Seminar Speaker Title / Topic
February 7
David Sandwell
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego
Global Gravity and Plate Tectonics
February 14
Jian Lin
Dept. of Geology & Geophysics
Gravity, mid-ocean ridges, and hotspots
February 21
Maria Zuber
Dept. of Earth, Atmosphere, and Plantetary Science, MIT
Interior structures of Mercury and the Moon from MESSENGER and GRAIL Gravity
February 28 Victor Zlotnicki
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
The Gravity Field and Ocean Circulation
March 6 Robin Bell
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
Gravity Insights from Beneath the Ice Sheets
March 13 Steve Nerem
Dept. of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics
University of Colorado at Boulder
Applications of Satellite Gravity Measurements to Studying Sea Level Change
March 20 Tony Watts
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Oxford
Gravity, Isostasy and Flexure
March 27
*CLARK 509
Carl Bowin
Dept. of Geology & Geophysics
Mantle Structure from Geoid Anomaly Data: providing an explanation of  continuous deformation of the Earth's surface.
April 3
Frederik J Simons
Department of Geosciences
Princeton University
Turning Noise Into Signal:
GRACE, glacial melting, and the
coseismic signature of large earthquakes
April 10 Donald Forsyth
Dept. of Geological Sciences
Brown University
Gravity lineaments in the Pacific and small-scale convection
April 17 John Wahr
Department of Physics
University of Colorado
Using GRACE to estimate groundwater depletion, soil moisture variability, and ice loss from mountain glaciers and ice caps.
Scott Nooner

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
Constraining the in situ density of sequestered CO2 in the North Sea using time-lapse seafloor gravity
May 1 Isabella Velicogna
Dept. of Earth System Science
University of California
Mass balance of the polar ice sheet
from GRACE
May 8 James L Davis
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
The role of gravitational self-attraction and loading on deformation of the continents and sea floor
May 15 Bernard Coakley
Dept. of Geology & Geophysics
University of Alaska
Submarines, Satellites, Planes and Icebreakers, building a gravity anomaly grid for the Arctic Ocean; History and Applications

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