Title:

When Rocks Roll: How Sediment Transport Shapes Planetary Surfaces

Day:

Wednesday

Date:

2014-03-19

Start Time:

8:00 pm

End Time:

9:30 pm

Sponsor:

Caltech Watson Lecture Series

Type:

Lecture

Summary:

Dr. Lamb has studied the hard-rock San Gabriel Mountains extensively and should have some interesting things to say about its role locally and on distant planets.

Description:

This lecture at Caltech should be of interest to those concerned about sediment management in the Arroyo Seco and at Hahamongna Watershed Park. Dr. Lamb has studied the hard-rock San Gabriel Mountains extensively and should have some interesting things to say about its role locally and on distant planets. Last week's visit by Dr. Dietrich Bartelt of Germany brought a global perspective to sediment. Now Michael P. Lamb will present a planetary overview.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

8:00 pm

Beckman Auditorium - Caltech

Michael P. Lamb - When Rocks Roll:
How Sediment Transport Shapes Planetary Surfaces

Series: Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series

From mountain valleys to river deltas, flowing water and grains of sand conspire to create Earth's dramatic landscapes. Earth is not alone; megafloods have cut vast canyons into the surface of Mars, and rivers of liquid methane actively carve the icy surface of Titan. This talk will explore new insights into the mechanics of landscape evolution with implications for debris-flow hazards in the San Gabriel Mountains, land-use sustainability on the Mississippi Delta, and water on Mars.

Presented by: Caltech Committee on Institute Programs

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Beckman Auditorium is located just south of 332 South Michigan Avenue, south of Del Mar Boulevard, in Pasadena, California.

Location:

Beckman Auditorium, Caltech

Address:

Just south of 332 South Michigan Avenue, south of Del Mar Boulevard

City:

Pasadena

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