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Earth and Planetary Sciences Spring 2020 Seminars

Thursdays at 1:15 p.m.  EPS Conference Room (unless otherwise noted)           

Support for the Visiting Scholars Program is provided by Peter C. Hein and Anne Farley

*January 16 - 11 a.m.
John Wilkin, Rutgers University
"Using satellites, radars, robots, trawlers, turtles, computers and calculus to forecast the oceanography of northeast U.S. coastal and shelf waters"

January 23
Shannon Valley, Georgia Institute of Technology
"Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Since the Last Glaciation"

*Wednesday, January 29
Lujendra Ojha, Rutgers University
"An Early Hot Mars as a Solution to the Faint Young Sun Paradox"

February 6
Jason E. Smerdon, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
"Models, Matrices, and Megadroughts:  A paleoclimatic perspective for a hotter planet"

February 13
Carolina Muñoz Saez, CUNY
"The onset of hydrothermal activity and its implications for the post-glacial history of the Central Andes"

February 20
Troy Rasbury, Stony Brook University
"Boron Isotopes in Brachiopods: A Look at Controls and Secular Variation Through the Phanerozoic"

February 27
Wentao Cao, SUNY Fredonia
"Partial melting in deep mountain roots: insights from exhumed eclogites"

March 5
Sophie Hines, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
"Abrupt Climate Change: Insight into glacial ocean dynamics through simple physical models and deep-sea coral measurements"



When: The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History holds seminars on most Thursdays during the academic year. Please refer to the current schedule for more details.

Where: Seminars are held in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences conference room.

Directions: The department is located on the fourth floor in the Wallach Orientation Center on the south or 77th Street side of the building. The entrance to the department is to the right of the movie screen. A phone at the door can be used to contact Steven Jaret (x5314) or Nanette Nicholson (x5390) for entry. Visitors who wish to attend the seminar are invited to contact Steven or Nanette in advance for more detailed directions, or to arrange for someone to meet you at one of the museum entrances.

Mailing list: Information about upcoming seminars is sent via e-mail a few days before the scheduled date. If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive information about our seminars, please send an e-mail to [email protected]