Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences



Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
 
 
 
 
Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Maria T. Zuber

Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Maria T. Zuber

Title: “The Crust of the Moon and Implications for Early Planetary Evolution”

Abstract: Thanks to the low-orbiting Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft, the structure of the lunar crust has been mapped at higher resolution than any planet beyond Earth. Because the Moon has retained its primordial crust, it preserves the record of tectonics, volcanism and impact bombardment dating from shortly after the time of crustal formation. This is the time that life initially emerged on Earth, where the earliest crustal record is very poorly maintained. This presentation will provide an integrated view of lunar crustal structure and make inferences about the implications for the early evolution of other terrestrial planets.


Maria Zuber is the E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and Vice President for Research at MIT, where she is responsible for research administration and policy.

She oversees MIT Lincoln Laboratory and more than a dozen interdisciplinary research laboratories and centers, including the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, the MIT Energy and Environmental Solutions Initiatives, the Plasma Science and Fusion Center, the Research Laboratory of Electronics, the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, and Haystack Observatory. Vice President Zuber is also responsible for intellectual property and research integrity and compliance, as well as research relationships with the federal government.

Zuber’s research bridges planetary geophysics and the technology of space‐based laser and radio systems. Since 1990, she has held leadership roles associated with scientificexperiments or instrumentation on ten NASA missions, most notably serving as Principal Investigator of the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission.

Zuber holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an Sc.M. and Ph.D. from Brown. She has won numerous awards including the MIT James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award, the highest honor the MIT faculty bestows to one of its own. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and is a fellow for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association forthe Advancement of Science, the Geological Society and the American Geophysical Union.

Vice President Zuber is the first woman to lead a science department at MIT and the first to lead a NASA planetary mission. In 2004, she served on the Presidential Commission on the Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy. In 2002 Discover magazine named her one of the 50 most important women in science and, in 2008, she was named to the USNews/Harvard Kennedy School List of America’s BestLeaders. In 2013, President Obama appointed her to the National Science Board, and in 2016 she was elected Board Chair, a position she held until 2018.

date

Thursday, November 1, 2018
4:00pm

location

CIRES Auditorium, Room 338

Event Type

DLS

resources

2018-11-01
 
 
 
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
 
 
 
Cryospheric and Polar Processes Seminar

Cryospheric and Polar Processes Seminar

Rapid 21st century reconfiguration of Greenland Ice Sheet motion and ice edge by Dr. Twila Moon, Research Scientist at NSIDC

ABSTRACT:  Observing the multi-decadal Greenland Ice Sheet response to climate warming is key to understanding the rate and character of ice sheet change. Establishing these records across the full ice sheet, however, has proven challenging. Here, we assess the evolution of Greenland Ice Sheet motion and recession using newly derived velocity records from Landsat satellites (spanning 1985 to 2017) and combined records of glacier ice front retreat (beginning in the early 1970s). Despite earlier access to spatially comprehensive data, the challenge of examining such rich data has meant that most efforts have focused on point (~small area) or profile measurements, treating outlet glaciers as discreet units, or have addressed only portions of the ice sheet. We endeavor to create a more spatially coherent explanation of ice sheet behavior. Furthermore, with this extended record we are able to identify notable trends even in slower moving glaciers. Widespread retreat is evident across the ice sheet, accelerating in the 21st century. There remain no examples of significant outlet glacier advance. Speed responses vary locally and regionally. While some instances of slowing likely reflect stabilizing subglacial topography, many slowing glaciers are adjacent to accelerating glaciers and there is substantial evidence for ice capture and reconfiguration of ice sheet flow. Our observations provide no evidence that rapid reorganization of ice sheet motion is transient and we suggest that projected sustained climate forcing will continue to produce substantial changes in the ice edge location and ice sheet flow field, which are challenging to capture in predictive ice sheet models.

TO JOIN BY ZOOM:
From a computer: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/5409618610  
Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16465588656,,5409618610#  
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): 
        US: +1 646 558 8656  
    Meeting ID: 540 961 8610

date

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
11:00am to 12:00pm
MST

location

NSIDC, RL-2, Room 155/153

Event Type

NSIDC

contact

Mistia Zuckerman

2018-11-07
 
 
Resume Writing Mixer - Earth Analytics Career Series

Resume Writing Mixer - Earth Analytics Career Series

Earth Lab invites you to a Resume Writing Mixer an Earth Analytics Career Series on November 9th, from 3-4:30pm in SEEC S372.

If you chose to attend, you will need to bring a recent copy of your resume. The room will break out into small groups with one seasoned earth science hiring manager in each. They will review each participant’s resume and answer any other career related questions. Panelists will shift to new group every 10 minutes and review a new participant’s resume. The goal is for participants to learn what potential employers see when scanning their resume quickly.

Experts will include:

  • Linda Rowan – External Affairs Director, UNAVCO
  • James Sill – Solutions Engineer, ESRI
  • Brian Johnson – Analytics Hub Director, CU Boulder Earth Lab
  • Amanda O’Connor – Commercial Sales Manager, Harris Geospatial
  • Shelley Petroy - Earth Sciences Business Development Manager, Ball Aerospace

To register please RSVP using this form by noon on Wednesday 11/7. The form will close once event capacity is reached, which may be before that deadline, so RSVP as soon as you’re able. If you RSVP and can no longer attend, please email earth.lab@colorado.edu.

Hope to see you there!

date

Friday, November 9, 2018
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Mountain Time

Event Type

Rendezvous
2018-11-09
 
 
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
 
 
 
AAAS "Catalyzing advocacy in science and engineering" workshop student competition panel discussion

AAAS "Catalyzing advocacy in science and engineering" workshop student competition panel discussion

AAAS "Catalyzing advocacy in science and engineering" workshop student competition panel discussion

This talk will be available via live webcast. To view the live webcast please go to Adobe Connect and login as a guest.

Past competition winners, Julia Bakker-Arkema, Kaitlin McCreery, Adalyn Fyhrie, and Nicholas Valcourt
Moderator: Heather Bené, University of Colorado Office of Government Relations 

date

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm

location

CSTPR Conference Room

Event Type

CSTPR

resources

2018-11-28