Seminars for Scientists - Fall 2012
Fall Semester 2012 Schedule:
|Location:||SPSC N100 (note alternate room)|
Magnetic reconnection is an important process that changes the topology of magnetic fields, accelerates the plasma in two opposite jets, generates magnetic islands, and drives large-scale convection in the Earth’s magnetosphere. The first half of this seminar presents an overview of some of the consequences that magnetic reconnection at the Earth’s magnetopause has on ionospheric [...]
|Speaker:||Larry Taylor, University of Tennessee|
|Location:||LSTB-299 (note alternate room)|
The formation and evolution of regolith, including soil and dust, on airless bodies presents a different collection of processes to bear than those present on Earth. Meteorite and particularly micro-meteorite impacts provide the majority of the energy that causes several processes of weathering and erosion.