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



Seminar Speaker

"Title" or 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

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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.”
April 24

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”
May1 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"