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Seminars for Scientists - Fall 2012


Fall Semester 2012 Schedule:

Magnetic Reconnection: Ionospheric Consequences and In-Situ Observations Compared with Simulations

Speaker:   Stefan Eriksson
Date:   9/20/2012
Time:   4:00 PM
Location:   SPSC N100 (note alternate room)
Abstract:  

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 […]

Evolving Views of Regoliths on Airless Planetary Bodies: The Moon as a Paradigm

Speaker:   Larry Taylor, University of Tennessee
Date:   10/4/2012
Time:   4:00 PM
Location:   LSTB-299 (note alternate room)
Abstract:  

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.

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