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Download the GeoDaze 2010 Program with Abstracts in PDF format.

Keynote Speaker

The 2010 GeoDaze keynote speaker will be Dr. Brian P. Wernicke, the Chandler Family Professor of Geology from the California Institute of Technology.  His topic will be: The California River and its role in carving the Grand Canyon.

It is widely held that Grand Canyon is a young geomorphic feature, carved over the last 6 million years by the Colorado River.  Paleothermometric data collected over the last three years instead suggest that the canyon was originally incised between 70 and 80 million years ago by a river that originated in California and flowed out onto coastal lowlands in Utah and Colorado. These data also indicate that the Late Cenozoic Colorado has played a relatively minor role in shaping the canyon.

Earthweek Events

This year, Geodaze is part of EarthWeek, a week devoted to a series of events in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES).  Highlights include research symposiums presented by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (March 29th), Atmospheric Sciences (March 30th), Hydrology and Water Resources (March 31st), and Geodaze (April 1-3rd).  As part of EarthWeek, there will be a plenary talk on Wednesday at noon.  Randy Olson will talk about science communication, based on his new book “Don’t be such a scientist: Talking substance in an age of style.”  Also part of EarthWeek will be the Tucson premiere of Randy’s movie: “Sizzle: A global warming comedy” at The Loft, Wednesday @ 7:00 PM."

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