GE694  Earth Systems Seminar

Fall, 2009

Physical Systems

 

Mondays, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Devlin 220

Thursdays, 9:00 – 9:50 am, Devlin 220

 

Prof. John E. Ebel, Devlin 309, Office hours Tues. and Thurs. 3:00-4:00 pm

Prof. John E. Ebel, Dept. of Geol. and Geophys., Devlin Hall 309 (617-552-3399) and Weston Observatory (617-552-8319), Electronic Mail: ebel@bc.edu

Course Syllabus:  GE694 Syllabus 2009
 

Reading assignments for Sept. 10 class

Quinn, Helen, “What is Science?”, Physics Today, July, 2009, pp. 8-9.

Kastens, K.A., C.A. Manduca, C. Cervato, R. Frodeman, C. Goodwin, L.S. Liben, D.W. Mogik, T.C. Spangler, N.A. Stillings, and S. Titus,  “How Geoscientists Think and Learn”, EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, vol. 90, no. 31, 4 August 2009, pp. 265-266.

Reading assignments for Sept. 24 class

Geyer, W.R., “The Importance of Suppression of Turbulence by Stratification on the Estuarine Turbidity Maximum” Estuaries, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 113-125, March, 1993.

Principles and Processes of Sediment Transport

 

Reading assignments for Nov. 2 class

Dunne, T., “Formation and Controls of Channel Networks”, Progress in Physical Geography, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 211-239, 1980.

Perron, J.T., J.W. Kirchner, and W.E. Dietrich, “Formation of Evenly Spaced Ridges and Valleys”, Nature, vol. 460, pp. 502-505, 23 July 2009.

Perron, J.T., “Making the Paper”, Nature, vol. 460, p. 434, 23 July 2009.

Whipple, K.X., “Landscape Texture Set to Scale”, Nature, vol. 460, pp. 468-469, 23 July 2009.

 

Reading assignments for Nov. 16 class

Stein, C.A., “Heat Flow of the Earth”, Global Earth Physics: A Handbook of Physical Constants, AGU Reference Shelf 1, edited by T. J. Ahrens, Am. Geophys. Un., 144-158, 1995.

 

Reading assignments for Nov. 30 class

Reading Assignments from Prof. Alan Kafka

 Powerpoints of Lectures

September 10 Lecture

September 14 & 22 Lectures

September 24 Lecture

October 15 & 20 Lectures

October 27 Lecture

November 9 & 12 Lectures

November 23 Lecture

November 30 Lecture (1)

November 30 Lecture (2)