USGS public lecture

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The title of USGS research oceanographer Bruce Jaffe’s lecture on December 18 is Ten Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. The free public lecture will start at 7:00 pm at USGS, Building 3 Auditorium, 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park.

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Central Valley agriculture and declining groundwater is Nov. 20 topic at USGS

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Water, Nuts and the Nation’s Fruit Bowl: California’s Central Valley Hydrologic Science” is the topic of a free public lecture given by USGS hydrologist Claudia Faunts on November 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Faunts, who recently appeared on 60 Minutes, will address these issues: Using about 1% of the U.S. farmland, California’s Central Valley supplies 7% […]

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Exploring planets – A personal retrospective of the first 50 years is USGS lecture on Aug. 28

The free public lecture will be give by USGS Planetary Geologist Michael H. Carr on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 7:00 pm at USGS on Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park, Conference Room A, Bldg. 3. Hear stories about: Canyons, volcanoes and floods on Mars Shifting ice floes on Europa’s ocean Perpetual volcanism on Io Rivers of […]

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To mark National Oceans Month, USGS public lecture looks at “living without light” on June 26

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Into the Abyss: Living Without Light is the topic of a free public USGS lecture in Menlo Park on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m (Conference Room A, Bldg. 3. Nancy Prouty, Research Oceanographer, will discuss: As archives of natural and human activities, deep-sea corals are windows to the past. Scientific studies of these slow-growing and […]

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USGS public lecture on March 27 looks at California climate change

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How much will California’s climate warm in future decades and what are the greatest vulnerabilities to climate change? On March 27th, USGS Climate Researcher Dan Cayan will explain about how scientists are investigating the way climate change might impact resources that are crucial to the state, including the Sierra Nevada snowpack, California coastal sea levels […]

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The Yellowstone Volcano is topic of USGS public lecture in Menlo Park on Jan. 23

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What is all the buzz about in the Yellowstone area? Is it really dangerous? On January 23rd Jake Lowenstern, Scientist-in-Charge of Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, will explain what is happening now with earthquakes, ground uplift, and steam explosions at a free USGS public lecture in Menlo Park. He will talk about the amazing geological history of […]

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Sequestration affects Menlo Park – USGS cancels March lecture

The U.S. Geological Survey is cancelling its March 28th Evening Public Lecture “Preparing for California Climate Change,” due to travel restrictions the agency has implemented because of the federal budget sequestration. The scheduled speaker had planned to travel to Menlo Park from La Jolla, Calif. to meet with USGS Menlo Park staff and give the […]

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Is “The Impossible” possible? – USGS public lecture on Feb. 28

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The movie The Impossible graphically depicts destruction caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which resulted in catastrophic loss of life and property. USGS geographer Nathan Wood will explore whether The Impossible is possible in the Pacific Northwest at a USGS public lecture on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:00 pm where you can learn about which […]

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Pacific lizard biodiversity is topic of USGS public lecture topic on Dec. 13

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Exciting discoveries are spurring research to uncover hidden secrets deep within South Pacific tropical forests. USGS Research Biologist Robert Fisher will be making a presentation detailing new discoveries and emerging threats to wildlife and ecosystems on December 13 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on the USGS campus in Menlo Park (345 Middlefield Ave.). Attendees will […]

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USGS free public lecture on understanding climate-wildlife relationship set for Nov. 15

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USGS research ecologist Erik Beever, will talk about what we need to know about understanding climate-wildlife relationships on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:00 pm at Bldg. 3, Conference Rom A on the USGS campus, 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park. In information provided by USGS: “Mountain environments are cauldrons of climatic harshness, exhibiting sharp topographic, […]

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USGS public lecture takes a look at Mars on Oct. 25

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“Exploring Mars with Curiosity” is the topic of this month’s USGS public lecture on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 pm. Ken Herkenhoff of the USGS Astrogeology Science Center is the speaker. According to the press release: “In early August, the Mars Science Laboratory rover known as ‘Curiosity’ landed successfully to begin its 23-month mission of […]

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