The Department of the Earth Sciences offer the seminar series to introduce students to cutting-edge research projects.

Upcoming Seminar

Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
Time: 4 pm
Location: Online
Speaker: Dr. Erika Rader
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Spatial Sciences
University of Idaho
Title: Beyond Thermal: VNIR Imaging of Molten Lava

The temperature of molten lava is an important predictor of lava flow behavior that can be measured remotely using spectral imaging. Other important parameters that control how lava flows include crystal and bubble content as well as geochemistry. None of these parameters can be detected remotely… YET! This study looks to use a different part of the electromagnetic spectrum to estimate important characteristics of lava as its erupting thus informing eruption modeling with real-time dynamic data. The first step, imaging lava with a multispectral camera and seeing what it shows us.

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Past Seminars

March 2022

Dr. Atsuhiro Muto (Temple University)
Revealing Deep Secrets: Geophysical Investigations of Subglacial Controls on Ice-Sheet

November 2021

Dr. Camila Martinez (University in Medellin, Colombia)
Paleoclimatic and Paleoaltitudinal Inferences Based on the Neotropical Plant Fossil Record

November 2020

Dr. Emily Martin (Smithsonian Institution)
Cracking through Enceladus’s Ice Shell with Tectonic Pit Chains

October 2019

Dr. Nick Perez (Texas A&M)
Exploring Impact of Shallow-Subduction on the Upper Plate: Central Andes of Peru

February 2019

Dr. Basil Tikoff (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
The Jagged Western Edge of North America: The Profound Influence of Precambrian Rifting on Subsequent Mountain Building.