Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Carriage House, Quissett Campus, WHOI


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 zone"
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?"