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    OMSI Science Pub Eugene: Cascadia's Past Earthquakes, Climate & Landscapes

    OMSI Science Pub Eugene: Cascadia's Past Earthquakes, Climate & Landscapes

    Thu, November 9, 2017

    Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm (event ends at 8:30 pm)

    This event is all ages

    OMSI Science Pub Eugene: Cascadia's Past Earthquakes, Climate & Landscapes
    OMSI Science Pub Eugene: Cascadia's Past Earthquakes, Climate & Landscapes
    Lakes Lurk Large: How Geologic Accidents Help Us Decipher Past Earthquakes, Climate, and Landscapes in Cascadia
    With Josh Roering, PhD, Professor of Earth Science at the University of Oregon
    November 9, 2017 | Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation

    Residents of the Pacific Northwest are no stranger to mountainous landscapes. We ski on them, hike on them, and drive over them to get to the coast or most out-of-state destinations. But, the powerful, steep rivers that emerge from our mountainous surroundings are sometimes subject by geologic forces that impede river flow, creating lakes. By geologic standards, these lakes are not permanent, but rather serve as ephemeral repositories formed by an array of geologic accidents. Fortunately for geoscientists, these mountain lakes preserve sediments and sometimes even create ghost forests that reveal the climate and earthquake history of our region.

    Dr. Josh Roering, Professor of Earth Science at the University of Oregon, is a geomorphologist specializing in the evolution of landscapes. His research group has been studying the dynamic nature of Cascadia over human to million-year timescales using "old school" and new technology. In this presentation, he will highlight recent discoveries that demonstrate how frequent and profound change defines landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.

    Science Pub Eugene is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: sciencepub@omsi.edu.
    Venue Information:
    Whirled Pies
    199 W. 8th
    Eugene, OR, 97401