By Joshua Rhodes Parsons
James’s talk was titled “A Three-Dimensional Shear-Velocity Model of the Atlantic Upper Mantle from Analysis of a Regional Dataset of Fundamental-Mode Rayleigh Waves.”
James gave her talk this morning, Wednesday December 17, 2014, at 9:15 am as part of the “Imaging the Earth IV Seismic Studies of Crust and Mantle Structure” session.
James is a PhD candidate in Earth Science with an emphasis on seismology and mantle tomography.
The article, released yesterday December 16th, 2014, discusses Philadelphia’s aging infrastructure and its resulting natural gas leaks. The article highlights Phillips’s ongoing research to map out natural gas leaks in cities, research that has been featured in a variety of news outlets over the past three years.
To read the article, click here or on the article name above.
To learn more about Phillips’s work, check out his profile page.
Earth & Environment Professor Alan Strahler along with family, friends, and students celebrate the end of the semester and Strahler’s final class as an active Professor at Boston University.
Our department Administrative Coordinator Fred George was there to photograph the special occasion. Check out his pictures below.
Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Dana Bauer is in Washington DC this week to present research at the A Community on Ecosystem Services or ACES Conference.
Bauer will make two presentations during the conference: her first presentation features research performed by Bauer and Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing on “Macroeconomic Consequences of Lost Pollination Services.”
Her second presentation feature research performed by Bauer and former Earth & Environment undergraduate Jessika Rose Smith on “Pollination Services and Grower Decision Making.”
To learn more about Prof. Bauer’s work, check out her profile page.
The Boston University Geological Society is hosting a viewing of The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers this Thursday, Dec. 11th at 5 pm in CAS B31C.
The viewing will feature the film and fun geological facts about the filming locations.
Snacks will be provided.
James is first author on the article titled “Rayleigh wave phase velocities in the Atlantic upper mantle.”
The article is available online here.
Esther James is a PhD candidate in Earth Science with an emphasis in seismology and mantle tomography; she is advised by former Earth & Environment Professor Colleen Dalton.
Earth & Environment PhD candidate Rachel Scudder‘s dissertation defense is set for this coming Monday, December 8th, 2014, at 9 AM in CAS 132.
Scudder’s dissertation is titled “A Regional Assessment of Volcanic and Terrigenous Inputs to the Western Pacific Ocean ‘Subduction Factory.’”
Scudder is a PhD candidate in Earth Science; her primary advisor is Prof. Rick Murray.
All members of the department are encouraged to come out and support Rachel.
The Earth & Environment Graduate Student Seminar Series will be held tomorrow at 3:00 pm in CAS 313.
Tomorrow’s seminar will feature two talks lasting fifteen minutes each.
The first scheduled talk will feature Damien Sulla-Menashe discussing his research on “Are the boreal forests of Canada browning?: An investigation using Landsat Data.”
The second scheduled talk will feature Rohan Kundargi discussing his research “On the Variable Patterns of Hotspot Volcanism.”
All students and faculty are expected to attend and will complete a short evaluation for each presenter.
The article, “Stress Drops of Repeating Earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault at Parkfield,” has been published online and will be published in a later volume of the journal.
Earth & Environment PhD candidate Jordan Winkler‘s dissertation defense is scheduled for today at 3 PM in CAS 132.
Winkler’s dissertation is titled “Climate Change Impact on Crop Yield: Towards a Probabilistic Modeling Framework.”
Winkler is a PhD candidate in Geography; his advisor is Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing.
All members of the department are encouraged to come support Jordan.