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UTIG Discussion Hour: Antoniette Grima, UTIG

October, 19 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting

Contact nmccall@utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar. 


Speaker: Antoniette Grima, Postdoctoral Fellow, UTIG

Title: Deep slab dynamics and surface evolution

Lithosphere and Dynamic Earth seminar: Elizabeth Catlos

October, 20 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

De Ford Lecture | Nandita Basu

October, 21 2021

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96370762511

Water Quality Challenges and Opportunities from the Local to the Global Scale

Dr. Nandita Basu, University of Waterloo


Abstract: Declining water quality is a growing global issue. As the human population increases, a multitude of factors, from intensive agricultural practices and widespread over-application of commercial fertilizers, to climate change and wildfires threatening our drinking water supplies, to emerging contaminants from rapid urbanization and concentrated livestock operations, threaten our water resources.

Multiple new policies have been developed to improve water quality in our lakes and streams; however, water quality remains a persistent problem. In this talk, Nandita Basu will address the nature of water quality challenges, especially focusing on long term legacies of nutrients, and discuss opportunities for addressing some of these challenges through a combination of top-down analysis -- using large geospatial datasets to identify watershed functional  traits -- and mechanistic modeling, from the reach to the watershed scale. Through this discussion, she will highlight novel approaches for regional- and global-scale solutions to water quality challenges.

DeFord Lecture Series
Since the 1940\'s, the DeFord (Technical Sessions) lecture series, initially the official venue for disseminating DGS graduate student research, is a forum for lectures by distinguished visitors and members of our community. This is made possible through a series of endowments.

UTIG Seminar Series: Michael Pyrcz, UT Cockrell School of Engineering

October, 22 2021

Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting

NOTE: This week\'s seminar begins 11:30am.

Contact costa@ig.utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar.

Speaker: Michael Pyrcz, Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, UT Cockrell School of Engineering and Department of Geological Sciences, UT Jackson School of Geosciences


Host: Gail Christeson
Title: Emerging Opportunities with Data Analytics and Machine Learning for Subsurface Characterization and Modeling

 

Abstract: The geosciences have a long history of working with large, complicated datasets. In fact, we have been working with ‘big data’ for decades! We have an opportunity to build upon our strong foundation of geoscience and engineering interpretation and physics, along with spatial mapping, probability and geostatistics competencies, to augment our workflows with new emerging data analytics and machine learning methods.


Yet, due to the unique challenges of the subsurface, for example data sparsity and uncertainty, many current data analytics and machine learning methods are not ready for subsurface application off-the-shelf. Given these gaps, a suite of new emerging, enabling technologies are required to fully realize the value of data analytics and machine learning to enhanced geoscience and engineering capabilities and impact. The promise is enhanced understanding, utilization and environmental stewardship of the subsurface resources of our amazing planet.

 

About Michael: Michael is an Associate Professor in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, and the Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, where Michael investigates and teaches spatial data analytics, geostatistics and machine learning. Michael is also the Principal Investigator of the freshmen research initiative and a core faculty in the Machine Learn Laboratory in the College of Natural Sciences, associate editor for Computers and Geosciences and a board member for Mathematical Geosciences. Michael has written over 60 peer-reviewed publications, a Python geostatistics package, and a textbook on spatial data analytics. Find out more at www.michaelpyrcz.com.

BEG Seminar: Peter D. Warwick - USGS

October, 22 2021

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Zoom

Coal Geology and Resources of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain

 The primary coal-bearing strata of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain occur in Upper Cretaceous, Paleocene, and Eocene coastal, deltaic, and fluvial sediments deposited along the north-northwestern margin of the Gulf of Mexico Basin. Coal ranks in this area range from lignite to bituminous. Most of the coal currently mined in Texas is lignite from the upper part of the Wilcox Group (Paleocene to Eocene), whereas in Louisiana and Mississippi, lignite is mined from the lower part of the Wilcox Group. Other Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain coal-mining areas in south Texas and northern Mexico have produced bituminous coal from the Upper Cretaceous Olmos Formation and Eocene Claiborne Group, and lignite from the Eocene Jackson Group. Coal beds within the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain generally are less than 15 ft thick and most coal mines produce from several beds. All coal-bearing strata dip regionally into the Gulf of Mexico Basin unless disturbed by local faulting or folding.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has assessed recoverable coal and coalbed gas resources of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain. Detailed assessments of coal quality and coal resources were focused on parts of the Wilcox Group in (1) northeast Texas, (2) central Texas, and the Sabine uplift in (3) Louisiana and (4) Texas.  Estimates of coal in these areas total 97 billion short tons with less than 500 ft of overburden, or 175 billion short tons with less than 2000 ft of overburden (Warwick and others 2011, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Studies in Geology No. 62). The USGS assessment of coalbed gas resources of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain estimated a mean of 4.06 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable, continuous gas resources primarily from the Wilcox Group coals (Warwick and others 2007, https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2007/3039/).

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Water, Climate and Environment Seminar | Matthew Bartos - UT CAEE

October, 22 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Online

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UTIG Discussion Hour: John Christian, UTIG

October, 26 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Contact nmccall@utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar. 


Speaker: John Christian, Postdoctoral Fellow, UTIG

Lithosphere and Dynamic Earth seminar: Student Talks

October, 27 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Aaron Satkoski, Sarah Brooker, Hoss Hostettler

De Ford Lecture | Xiaowei Chen

October, 28 2021

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96370762511

Multi-scale analyses reveals diverse triggering processes during induced earthquake sequences

Dr. Xiaowei Chen, University of Oklahoma

Abstract:

DeFord Lecture Series
Since the 1940\'s, the DeFord (Technical Sessions) lecture series, initially the official venue for disseminating DGS graduate student research, is a forum for lectures by distinguished visitors and members of our community. This is made possible through a series of endowments.

UTIG Seminar Series: Rick Colwell, Oregon State University

October, 29 2021

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Contact costa@ig.utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar.

Speaker: Rick Colwell, Oregon State University


Host: Kehua You


Topic: Submarine microbial process and its impact on carbon cycle

Water, Climate and Environment Seminar | Daniel O. Breecker - JSG

October, 29 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Online

Automated monitoring of soil CO2 and O2  concentrations

DGS Faculty Meeting

November, 02 2021

Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

UTIG Discussion Hour: Kelly Brooks, CEPRA, Texas GLO

November, 02 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Contact nmccall@utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar. 


Speaker: Kelly Brooks, Project Manager, Coastal Erosion Planning & Response Act, Texas GLO

Lithosphere and Dynamic Earth seminar: Student Talks

November, 03 2021

Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Ethan Conrad, Catherine Ross, Emily Hinshaw

De Ford Lecture | Jackie Austerman

November, 04 2021

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96370762511

How high was last interglacial sea level?

Dr. Jackie Austerman, Columbia University


Abstract:

DeFord Lecture Series
Since the 1940\'s, the DeFord (Technical Sessions) lecture series, initially the official venue for disseminating DGS graduate student research, is a forum for lectures by distinguished visitors and members of our community. This is made possible through a series of endowments.

UTIG Seminar Series: Kuheli Dutt, MIT

November, 05 2021

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Contact costa@ig.utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar.

Speaker: Kuheli Dutt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Host: Shuoshuo Han


Topic: STEM diversity issues, with a focus on implicit bias

BEG Seminar: Svetlana Ikonnikova - The Technical University of Munich

November, 05 2021

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Zoom or PRC, BEG Bldg. 130, Main Conference Room 1.202

Bureau Seminar Series

Water, Climate and Environment Seminar | Xue Feng - U. of Minnesota

November, 05 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Online

Ecosystem response to climate change

UTIG Discussion Hour: Sharan Shreedharan, UTIG

November, 09 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Contact nmccall@utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar. 


Speaker: Sharan Shreedharan, Postdoctoral Fellow, UTIG

Lithosphere and Dynamic Earth seminar: Marissa Trembley (Purdue)

November, 10 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

De Ford Lecture | Marissa Tremblay

November, 11 2021

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96370762511

From the Alps to Outer Space: Reconstructing Surface Temperatures Using Cosmogenic Noble Gases

Dr. Marissa Tremblay, Purdue University


Abstract:

DeFord Lecture Series
Since the 1940\'s, the DeFord (Technical Sessions) lecture series, initially the official venue for disseminating DGS graduate student research, is a forum for lectures by distinguished visitors and members of our community. This is made possible through a series of endowments.

JSG EDGE: Enhancing Diversity in Geoscience Graduate Education

November, 11 2021

Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Virtual

The virtual JSG EDGE is designed to encourage US citizens and permanent residents traditionally underrepresented in the geosciences to apply to train with JSG faculty and research scientists whose research agendas are of interest to the students.

At the JSG EDGE 2021, students meet virtually with Jackson School of Geosciences faculty and research scientists interested in training diverse graduate students to conduct interdisciplinary geoscience research for the lasting benefit of humankind. Students will also meet with current JSG graduate students via a panel and social mixers, hear about some of the research at JSG via lightning talks by faculty and research scientists, and take virtual tours of JSG labs.

UTIG Seminar Series: Janet Vertesi, Princeton University

November, 12 2021

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Contact costa@ig.utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar.

Speaker: Janet Vertesi, Princeton University


Host: Duncan Young


Topic: Organization of scientific endeavors: an ethnographic comparison of Mars and Outer Planet flagship missions

BEG Seminar: Guo-Chin (Dino) Huang - Bureau of Economic Geology

November, 12 2021

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Zoom or PRC, BEG Bldg. 130, Main Conference Room 1.202

Bureau Seminar Series

Water, Climate and Environment Seminar | Eric C. Hiatt - JSG

November, 12 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Online

Interplay of the putative ocean/highland aquifer on Mars

UTIG Discussion Hour: Peter Hennings, UT Bureau of Economic Geology

November, 16 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Contact nmccall@utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar. 


Speaker: Peter Hennings, Research Scientist, UT Bureau of Economic Geology

Lithosphere and Dynamic Earth seminar: Eirini Poulaki

November, 17 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

De Ford Lecture | Kevin Mahan

November, 18 2021

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96370762511

Title TBD

Dr. Kevin Mahan, University of Colorado


Abstract:

DeFord Lecture Series
Since the 1940\'s, the DeFord (Technical Sessions) lecture series, initially the official venue for disseminating DGS graduate student research, is a forum for lectures by distinguished visitors and members of our community. This is made possible through a series of endowments.

Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) Meeting

November, 18 2021

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This is an internal Jackson School of Geosciences meeting for faculty and research scientists who are part of the Graduate Studies Committee.

UTIG Seminar Series: Elisa Mantelli, University of Tasmania, Australia

November, 19 2021

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Contact costa@ig.utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar.

Speaker: Elisa Mantelli, University of Tasmania, Australia


Host: Duncan Young


Topic: Ice sheet modeling

BEG Seminar: Katriona Edlmann - University of Edinburgh

November, 19 2021

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Zoom

Bureau Seminar Series

Water, Climate and Environment Seminar | Tyson McKinney - JSG

November, 19 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Online

The effects of different hydrograph shapes on flooding-induced respiration in riparian-hyporheic zones