Australia[ edit ] The Master of Philosophy is offered by many universities in Australia, and it is often the only option to undertake a master's degree in select schools. In Australia, the Master of Philosophy is a research degree which mirrors a Doctorate of Philosophy PhD in breadth of research and structure. The candidates are assessed solely on the basis of a thesis.
Chris Marone Previous Speakers EarthScope speakers are selected based on their outstanding research accomplishments involving EarthScope as well as their abilities to engage a variety of audiences. Each speaker presents science-based lectures on their own EarthScope-related project, and their talks include an introduction highlighting broader EarthScope objectives and accomplishments.
Her research focuses on using GPS and imaging geodesy to examine tectonic phenomena including long-term plate motions, the distribution of relative motion within plate boundary zones, earthquakes, and transient tectonic deformation as well as non-tectonic signals such as glacial isostatic adjustment and glacier dynamics.
Julie is PI of an ongoing EarthScope project using GPS to look at fault locking and possible transient tectonic signals along the eastern edge of the Alaska subduction zone.
Continuously operating GPS sites, such as those in the Earthscope Plate Boundary Observatory PBOhave allowed us to reduce measurement uncertainty and capture transient events such as slow slip episodes, postseismic motion, and seasonal variations, providing a more complete image of the deformation field.
The deformation field here is complex, with contributions from long-term tectonic motion, earthquakes, postseismic deformation, slow slip episodes, seasonal snow loading, and the adjustment of the Earth to current and past ice loss. Tectonic models constrained by the long-term motion reveal a wide and heterogeneous plate boundary zone, a sharp contrast to textbook descriptions of the interaction between the Pacific and North American plates.
While there are major fault systems, such as the Fairweather-Queen Charlotte transform and the Aleutian megathrust, where most of the motion occurs along a main structure, there are also instances of relative plate motion being partitioned across multiple faults.
Some areas appear to behave as rigid, rotating blocks while other areas are more aptly described as zones of distributed deformation. Her research focuses on using seismic waves to constrain the structure of the mantle and crust to better understand dynamic processes inside the Earth.
Karen joined the faculty at Brown infollowing a B. At Brown Karen enjoys teaching courses that range from introductory physical geology to graduate level seismology.
However, the roles of partial melt and volatiles in further reducing asthenospheric viscosity are still debated. Seismic wave conversions generated by a velocity gradient within the lithosphere-asthenosphere transition, combined with surface wave tomography, provide key constraints on these questions.
Data from the EarthScope USArray has enabled imaging of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary LAB and discontinuities internal to the lithosphere across the contiguous U.
Strong S-to-P Sp conversions from the base of the thin lithosphere in the tectonically active western U. The very gradual cratonic lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary can be explained by temperature without the effects of higher volatile content or partial melt in the asthenosphere.
Middle-aged lithosphere in the eastern U. Across active plate boundaries, variations in the depth and amplitude of the LAB velocity gradient across rifts and strike-slip fault systems indicate localized deformation in the deep mantle lithosphere.
Within the cratonic mantle lithosphere, the most widespread feature is a sub-horizontal negative velocity gradient, typically at depths of km, that can be explained by volatile-rich products of now-solid partial melt that once ponded beneath the carbonated peridotite solidus.
Her research is broadly on problems in continental tectonics, with a particular focus on better understanding the coupling of deeper Earth and surface processes.
Flowers is the lead PI and organizer of the AGeS Awards for Geochronology Student research program, which was implemented within the EarthScope program as a new strategy for supporting community access to geochronology data and the scientific expertise of lab personnel.
Deep-time hypsometric history of the North American continental interior and implications for mantle dynamics Cryptic epeirogenic elevation change in continental interiors is not easily accounted for by plate margin tectonism. However, despite the increasing sophistication of dynamic modeling efforts, it remains challenging to definitively test the predictions of these models.
The North American continental interior was shielded from distal tectonism during the Phanerozoic, making this region an excellent location to isolate the effects of dynamic topography in the rock record.
In this talk I will outline our interdisciplinary strategy to decipher the thickness, spatial extent, and evolution of missing sections of the Phanerozoic stratigraphic record across the North American interior to illuminate the cryptic hypsometric evolution of the North American continent and how dynamic topography may have influenced this history.
I will specifically focus on the implications of our results for 1 the potential significance of more substantial post Ma burial across the central U. As a faculty member and research associate at Central Washington University, she has been a principal investigator on two EarthScope-funded education projects that brought cutting edge EarthScope science and preparedness to Pacific Northwest educators through professional development workshops.
At UNAVCO she manages the undergraduate education initiative including curriculum and faculty development featuring geodesy data and methods applied to critical societal issues. During the summers she runs a geoscience field camp in Nepal and teaches basic geology field skills and geohazard analysis to undergraduate students.
EarthScope science as a springboard for disaster preparedness and science literacy Engaging educators and students in complex EarthScope science may seem like a daunting task, but several EarthScope projects have done this very successfully and can serve as models for others interested in education and broader impacts related to geohazards and societal challenges.
Working together in action teams, these educators learned about earthquake, tsunami, and EarthScope science and preparedness and how to teach them effectively.
The project was highly successful at increasing educator geoscience content knowledge, teaching confidence, preparedness actions, and community optimism and involvement.
Teachers on the Leading Edge and EarthScope Interpretative Workshops, which ran professional development programs for middle school teachers and informal educators, respectively.
In the realm of undergraduate learning, the GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues GETSI project provides curricular resources for teaching with geodesy data and methods within a context of societal challenges.Presentation Defense by Angelica Rada on 12 June Tweet.
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Using bioclimatic envelope modelling to incorporate spatial and temporal dynamics of climate change into conservation planning By Nancy-Anne Rose NRES MSc Candidate December 14, A thesis or dissertation is a document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings.
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