The Department of Earth and Atmospheric has announced the next three lectures in their 2011 seminar series.
The series includes presentations from guest speakers and SLU faculty. Additional topics and speakers will be announced at a later date.
The events are scheduled from 3-4 p.m. in room 206 of O'Neill Hall.
Friday, Oct. 14: Robert Pasken, Ph.D., professor in the department of earth and atmospheric sciences, will present "Dispersion Modeling or Why You don't Need a Weatherman to Tell You Which Way the Wind is Blowing." Pasken is a meteorologist and has been a faculty member at Saint Louis University for more than 30 years. He considers being able to participate in research field experiments one of the best parts of being a research meteorologist and that one of the exciting aspects of these field experiments is that they are in just about every part of the world you can think of to collect data.
Friday, Nov. 4: Charles Graves, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of earth and atmospheric sciences, will discuss "Using Historical Events to Improve the Understanding of Winter Weather and the Forecast Process." Graves received his Ph.D. in physics from Iowa State University in 1988. After a post-doctoral position at Texas A&M, he became an assistant professor at Saint Louis University in 1992. Graves' research interests include operational meteorology with an emphasis on heavy precipitation.
Friday, Nov. 18: Tim Paulsen, Ph.D., department of geology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, will share information on "Recent to Contemporary Stress of the West Antarctic Rift from Drill Core and Volanic Alignment Studies." Paulsen teaches structural geology and tectonics, geophysics and geotectonics, field methods, and field geology at the field camp in Park City, Utah. He is a structural geologist whose research focuses on understanding mountain building in North America, India and Antarctica. Prior to joining the geology department faculty in the fall of 1999, he did a three-year post-doctoral study at the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1997, where he studied fold-thrust belt deformation in the Wasatch Range of Utah.He is currently working with students on projects focused on understanding the tertiary structural evolution of Antarctica and the North America Cordillera.