Geodynamics Program
Geodynamics Program

2007 Seminar - List of Speakers
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Thursdays 1:30 - 3:30 Carriage House
Each seminar features an invited speaker followed by a discussion moderated by a WHOI scientist.

Seminar Speaker
Feb. 8 Celâl Senghor
Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
How to Make Rifts with Different Recipes
Feb. 15 Di Jin
Marine Policy Center, WHOI
The Management of Coastal Natural Hazards: A Social-Economic Perspective
Feb. 22 Kelin Wang
Geological Survey of Canada
Stress and Stress Changes in Subduction Zone Earthquake Cycles
March 1 Jon Snow
Geosciences Department,  Univ. of Houston
Rifting at a Non-Volcanic Margin
March 8 Jeff McGuire
Earthquakes, Subduction, and the Relationship to Overriding Plate Structure
March 15 John Mutter
The Earth Institute at Columbia University
The Katrina Catastrophe: How Did We Allow a Poor World Disaster to Happen in a Rich Country?
March 22 Steve Ward
Earth & Planetary Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
Tsunamis, Earthquakes, and Asteroids
March 29 Spring Break No presentation
April 5 Derek Elsworth
Energy & Geo-Environmental Engineering
Penn State
Slope Instability on Active Volcanoes: Contemporary Views, Hazards, and Consequences
April 12 Porter Hoagland
Marine Policy Center, WHOI
Economic Impacts of Shoreline Change
April 19

John S Pallister
USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory

Volcanic Hazards along the Pacific Rim – A Petrologic and Social Perspective
April 26 Howard Kunreuther
University of Pennsylvania
Providing Protection Against Natural Disasters in the 21st Century
May 3 Neal Driscoll
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Geohazards along Continental Margins
May 10 Miriam Kastner
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Gas Hydrates: Outstanding Questions
May 17
Brian F. Atwater
U.S.G.S at Dept. of Earth & Space Sciences, University of Washington
The Orphan Tsunami of 1700
June 10 - 16
Study Tour Magma Mixing and Eruption Beneath a Paleozoic Island Arc in Penobscott Bay, Maine
Dr. Mike Rhodes, U. Mass Amherst, will lead the field trip.