DGSE Geoscience Seminar—Monday, October 21

Joanna Blasczak
Using Time Series Modeling to Gain Ecological Understanding of Carbon Cycling in Rivers

UNR DGSE Geoscience Seminars Fall 2019 (Dept. of Geological Sciences & Engineering)

https://www.unr.edu/geology/geoscience-seminars

All regular Monday seminars are in DMS 102 at 4:00 PM.
https://www.unr.edu/around-campus/davidson-math-and-science-center

UNR Dept of Geography Seminar—Wednesday Jan 31

Department of Geography Seminar
Wednesday January 31 (4:00–5:00)
DMS 105

Dr. Matthew Lachniet,
Department of Geoscience at UNLV
Holocene Hot Droughts in the Great Basin Driven by Arctic Sea Ice Retreat and Tropical Pacific Ocean Temperatures

A message from Dr. Adam Csank, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography:

Our first colloquium talk will be this Wednesday Jan 31st in DMS 105. Dr. Matthew Lachniet, Department of Geoscience at UNLV will be giving a talk: Holocene hot droughts in the Great Basin driven by Arctic sea ice retreat and tropical Pacific ocean temperatures. Matt is an isotope geochemist who works on past climate and in addition to the Great Basin has worked in Mexico, Central America and Alaska.

DGSE Seminar Series—Monday September 11:

DGSE Seminar SeriesMonday September 11:
Engineered Geothermal Systems and the Fallon FORGE Project
Dr. Bridget Ayling
Abstract: Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS) have the potential to significantly contribute to our baseload energy requirements, with over 500 GWe of resource potential estimated for the western USA alone (USGS, 2008). After the first R&D project to test the EGS concept was initiated at Fenton Hill (New Mexico) in the 1970s, there have been several projects in the USA and internationally that aimed to evaluate the viability of EGS and progress the technologies required to make EGS economic. The key technical challenges associated with EGS center on creating and maintaining appropriate reservoir heat-exchange networks, while managing any induced seismicity associated with stimulation of the reservoir.

In this talk, I will introduce the US Department of Energy’s FORGE initiative (Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy) that aims to develop a site for the testing and development of EGS technologies. I will also present an overview of the progress to date at the Fallon FORGE site in Nevada, and upcoming activities planned for the project.

A message from Philipp Ruprecht (Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno, phone 775-682-6048): “The speaker list is mostly complete and below you find a preview of what is to come for this semester.”

These seminars are on Mondays at 4:00 PM in SEM 326 at UNR:
9/11/17    Bridget Ayling (UNR/NBMG/Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy)
9/25/17    Adrian Fiege (American Museum of Natural History, NYC)
10/2/17    Cin-Ty Lee (Rice University)
10/16/17  Greg Stock (National Park Service)
11/13/17  Michael Krawczynski (Washington University, St. Louis)
12/4/17    Pre-AGU student presentation

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DGSE Seminar Series—Fall 2017

A message from Philipp Ruprecht (Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno, phone 775-682-6048): The DGSE seminar series is about to kick off and is so with a special seminar by one of our own alumni. Dr. Mark Stirling now at the University of Otago, New Zealand, is going to talk about the Mw7.8 2016 Kaikoura earthquake (see details below).

Special Joint Seminar:
The Mw7.8 2016 Kaikoura, New Zealand, earthquake: What we saw and what we learned
Mark Stirling, Chair of Earthquake Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand
Wednesday, September 6 (Sorry for late notice)
DMS 102 at 11:00 AM
This seminar will be held on Wednesday (out of the ordinary time slot), Sept 6th in DMS 102 at 11 AM!

Nevada Seismological Laboratory
Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering (DGSE)
EERI@UNR Student Chapter

Following this special seminar, the following seminar will revert to our common time slot (Monday at 4 PM). The speaker list is mostly complete and below you find a preview of what is to come for this semester:

Note that for the future seminars we will have a different location (SEM 326):

 9/11/17    Bridget Ayling (UNR/Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy)

9/25/17    Adrian Fiege (American Museum of Natural History, NYC)

10/2/17    Cin-Ty Lee (Rice University)

10/16/17  Greg Stock (National Park Service)

11/13/17  Michael Krawczynski (Washington University, St. Louis)

12/4/17    Pre-AGU student presentation