UN 4000 Remote Sensing Seminar Series—Prior to Fall 2009

Spring 2009

January 26 Peter Delamere, Research Associate,Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado Boulder Volcanism, dust, and auroral spots: Exploring Jupiter's space environment
February 2 Alexander Marshak (NASA Goddard) How simple radiative transfer helps to interpret satellite measurements; examples from active and passive remote sensing
February 9 Maria val Martin (Harvard) Characterization of vertical transport of fire smoke over North America using satellite observations
February 16 Tom Pypker (MTU) Potential methods for quantifying the ecophysiology of entire mountain watersheds
February 23 Nicole Riemer (U. Illinois) Effect of Aerosol Mixing State on Optical and CCN Activation Properties in an Evolving Urban Plume
March 2 Changsheng Chen (University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth) A New Model System Aimed to Simulate Interdisciplinary Multi-Scale Oceanic Processes: A Tool for Great Lakes Ecosystem Studies
March 16 Donald Lenschow, National Center for Atmospheric Research Remote Sensing of Boundary-Layer Turbulence with Lidars and Radars
March 23 Anthony Prenni (Colorado State University) Carbonaceous Aerosol as Atmospheric Ice Nuclei
March 30 Alex Guenther, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Senior Scientist and Section Head Biogenic Volatile Organic Compound Emissions in a Changing Earth System
April 6 Lynn Mazzoleni, Michigan Tech Atmospheric Organic Matter Composition Analysis by Ultra-high Resolution Mass Spectrometry
April 13 Brad Pierce, NOAA/NESDIS/CIMSS Real-time Air Quality Modeling (RAQMS) chemical and aerosol assimilation studies during the 2008 NOAA Aerosol, Radiation, and Cloud Processing affecting Arctic Climate (ARCPAC) field mission
April 20 Laura T. Iraci, NASA Ames Vapor Deposition of Water Ice on Surrogates of Martian Dust: Implications for Cloud Formation and the Hydrologic Cycle

Fall 2008

September 8 Bill Rose, GMES Dept, MTU Thermal Remote Sensing of Guatemalan Volcanoes
September 15 Jose Luis Palma, GMES Dept, MTU Convective flow in narrow conduits and its consequences on the activity of open-vent low-silica volcanoes
September 22 Ken Sims, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst Sniffing for clues to the Dinosaurs' Demise: Importance of rhenium and noble metal volcanic fluxes in the global geochemical cycles.
September 29 Ian Skilling, University of Pittsburgh Eruptions Under Ice: What We Know, What We Dont and What To Do Next
October 6 Cindy Werner, USGS Cascades Volcano Obs Passive Degassing at Volcanoes: The effects of external parameters and the result of magmatic input over short and long timescales
October 13 Ilya Bindeman, University of Oregon Isotopic Signatures of Surface Water in Magmas: Evidence for Shallow Crustal Recycling
October 20 John Ewert, USGS Cascades Volcano Obs National Volcano Early Warning System: Reducing America's Risk
October 27 Walter Loope, GLSC USGS, Munising, MI Ancient Lake Superior lake levels
November 3 Stephen Self, NRC, Washington Supereruptions of Deccan, India
November 10 Greg Huey, Georgia Tech Chemical Ion Mass Spectrometry—applications to Atmospheric Science
November 17 Robert Smith, University of Utah Geodynamics of the Yellowstone Hotspot from Seismic and GPS Imaging
December 1 Diana Roman, University of South Florida Source processes of volcanotectonic earthquakes

Spring 2008

January 28 Melissa Meyer (MTU) Watching the Northern Lights with Radar
February 4 Jerry Harrington (Penn State) Arctic Mixed-Phase Clouds: Why they matter, what we know, and why we cannot simulate them accurately.
February 11 Tyler Erickson (MTRI) Modern Methods for Web Distribution of Geographic Datasets
February 18 Joe Burns (MTRI) Biomedical Sensing: Application of Remote Sensing Concepts to the Study of Human Sleep
February 25 A. Marchak (NASA) Real and artificial aerosol properties in the vicinity of clouds observed from satellites
March 3 Nancy French (MTRI) Using remote sensing-derived fire severity to assess fuel consumption variability across regional scales
March 17 Michael Larsen (U Neb. Kearney) Using remote sensing-derived fire severity to assess fuel consumption variability across regional scales
March 24 Jay Austin (U Minn. Duluth) Climate change in Lake Superior: the role of ice
March 31 Tyler Erickson (MTRI) Modern Methods for Web Distribution of Geographic Datasets
April 7 Louisa Kramer (MTU) Monitoring air quality in an urban area using remote sensing techniques
April 14 Brian Stocks (B.J. Stocks Wildfire Investigations Ltd.) Current Trends and Future Uncertainties in Boreal Forest Fire Activity and Impacts
April 21 David Harrington (U. Hawaii) Astronomical Spectropolarimetry - Sensing stellar magnetic fields, circumstellar material and star-environment interactions.

Fall 2007

September 5 Oleg Melnik, Institute of Mechanics, Moscow State Univ Volcanic conduit flow—a challenging mathematical modeling exercise in fluid mechanics
September 10 Dr. Fernando Muñoz Carmona, Proyecto Multinacional Andino The concepts of hazard, risk and communication
September 17 Peter Webley, Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, Geophysical Institute, UAF Three dimensional ash dispersion modeling
September 24 Joy Crisp, Deputy Project Scientist, NASA JPL Mars Exploration Rover Project—an outstanding extraterrestrial robotic science success
October 1 Jonathan Lees, Geophysics, UNC Chapel Hill Geophysical characterization of active fault zones, active volcanoes and active geothermal systems
October 8 Jim Walker, Geology & Environment Sci, N Illinois Univ Hydrothermal systems at active volcanoes
October 15 Kurt Roggensack, Earth & Space Exploration, Ariz St Univ Melt inclusions and magmatic gas content
October 22 Paul Wallace, Geological Sciences, University of Oregon Magmatic Volatiles and Eruptions
October 29 Eliza Calder, Geology, University at Buffalo Mechanics of Lava Dome Collapse
November 6 Simon Carn, JCET, UMBC OMI, a much-improved UV sensor applied to Earth's volcanoes
November 12 Glyn Williams-Jones, Simon Fraser Univ, Burnaby, BC Ground-based SO2 Remote Sensing techniques

Spring 2007

February 13 Alex Guth, Graduate Student, Geological & Mining Engineering and Sciences Using Landsat Imagery and GIS to map the geologic evolution of the East Kenya Rift Valley
February 27 Nancy French, MTRI (Michigan Tech Research Institute) and School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science Remote sensing of wildfire using multi-spectral sensors
March 20 Colin Brooks, MTRI MODIS for lake water quality monitoring
March 27 Richard Powell, MTRI Agricultural land cover classification using digital image processing
April 3 Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, MTRI Utilizing Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for wetlands studies
April 17 Robert Shuchman, Co-Director, MTRI Remote sensing studies of the Bering Glacier
April 24 Gordon Maclean, President, Maclean Consultants, LTD. Mapping Wisconsin's wetlands using aerial photography: a long term monitoring program

Fall 2006

September 11 Michael J Carr Rutgers University Element Fluxes from the Volcanic Front of Nicaragua and Costa Rica
September 18 Guillermo Alvarado ICE,Costa Rica Geological evolution of Central America with emphasis on Volcanism
September 25 Gordon Keating Los Alamos Natl Lab Quantitative Hazards Assessment: Informing Probability, Tracking Tephra, and Linking Models to Data Using GIS
October 2 Jeffrey B Johnson Univ New Hamp Listening to Volcanoes with Seismometers and Microphones
October 9 Dr. Paul Shepson, Purdue University Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Change in the Arctic
October 16 Paul Mann Inst Geophys Univ Texas Overview of plate tectonic history of Central America and its unresolved tectonic problems
October 23 Steve Schilling, CVO USGS Update on Mount St Helens
October 30 Chuck DeMets Wisconsin-Madison Systematic GPS measurements of the Caribbean Plate
November 6 Nick Varley Univ of Colima Volcanism in Western Mexico
November 13 Terry Plank Boston University Water in Arc Magmas
November 27 Maria Luisa Crawford Bryn Mawr College People as Agents of Geologic Change

Spring 2006

January 23 Dr. Dave Karnosky, MTU School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science What have we learned from nearly a decade of global change research at Aspen FACE?
February 3 Chris Owen, Michigan Tech Meteorological analysis of mechanisms of low-level pollution export from eastern North America
February 6 Mark Rowe, Michigan Tech Modeling contaminant behavior in Lake Superior: A comparison of PCBs, PBDEs, and mercury
February 13 Dr. Dan Jaffe, University of Washington Carmen Sandiego and the Case of the Increasing Regional (and Global?) Ozone
February 20 Dr. Raymond Shaw, Michigan Tech Cold clouds: Ice formation by surface crystallization
March 17 Dr. Qinbin Li, NASA JPL Trapping of deep convective pollution by upper level anticyclones: Implications for global change
March 20 Dr. Detlev Helmig, University of Colorado Where does all the dirty air go? Insights from MTU and INSTAAR's research at the PICO-NARE (Azores/Portugal) observatory
March 27 Dr. Scot Hagerthy, Southern Waterways Management Agency, Florida Everglades Restoration: Coupling Science and Engineering to Ensure Success
April 3 Dr. Charlie Kerfoot, Michigan Tech Resurrection Ecology: Chasing Van Valen's Red Queen Hypothesis

Fall 2005

August 29 A J (Fred) Prata, CSIRO Atmospheric Sciences Australia Remote Sensing in Australia: A Hitchhiker's Guide
September 6 Anthony Longo, Newmont Gold Co Yanacocha, Peru--Giant Volcanic Gold Deposit
September 12 Graham Tobin, Geography US
Linda Whiteford, Anthropology USF
Vulnerability studies in Volcanic Crises
September 19 Mike Ramsey, University of Pittsburgh Comparative infrared observations of dome growth processes at Mount St Helens and Kamchatkan volcanoes
September 26 Bill Rose, Michigan Tech University Mount St Helens--eruption of 2004-2005
October 3 Mike Fromm, Naval Research Lab Pyrocumulus Clouds
October 10 Holger Siebert, Institute for Tropospheric Research Leipzig Measurements of Cloud Particles
October 17 Arlene Laing, Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology, NCAR MM5 and Volcanic Clouds
October 24 James Wood, Michigan Tech University The Origin of the Soda Lakes at Lake Magadi and Some Thoughts on the Nearby Carbonatite Volcano, Ol Doinyo Lengai
October 31 Richard Blakely, USGS Menlo Park, CA Earthquake Hazards in Pacific Northwest
November 7 James Luhr, Global Volcanism Network--Smithsonian Institution 5000 years of explosive activity at Volcan Colima (Mexico) and the anticipated end of the eruptive cycle
November 14 Simon Carn, University of Maryland Baltimore County OMI and Volcanic SO2
December 2 Matt Patrick, Hawaii Institute for Geophysics at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, Strombolian Eruption Dynamics from Thermal (FLIR) Video Imagery

Spring 2005

January 24 Sarah Volkman, Civil and Env Eng Dept, MTU Quickbird Satellite Imagery for Riparian Management: Characterizing Riparian Filter Strips and Detecting Concentrated Flow in an Agricultural Watershed
January 31 Jim Wood, Geology Dept, MTU The current state of petroleum resources and exploration
February 7 Jeff Johnson, University of New Hampshire Applications of acoustic, seismic and thermal measurements on active volcanoes
February 14 Stephanie Stockman, NASA Goddard Interplanetary geology: latest on Mars exploration
February 21 Simon Carn, University of Maryland Baltimore County OMI: The best new sensor for retrievals of volcanic cloud properties
February 28 Costanza Bonadonna, University of South Florida Advances in particle modeling: predictions of fallout
March 18 Vincent Realmuto, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Development of infrared sensors for volcanic gas and ash retrievals
March 21 Glenn Thompson, British Geological Survey Seismic studies of Montserrat's volcanic unrest: 1997 to present
March 28 Keith Golden, NASA Ames Processing earth science satellite data: state of the art computing methods
April 11 Dennis Geist, University of Idaho Volcanism in the Galapagos and Antarctica
April 18 Graham Ryan, Montserrat Volcano Observatory Gas monitoring at Montserrat: new methods and impacts on hazard mitigation

Fall 2004

August 30 A S (Buddy) Wylie From Here to Earth's Mantle: A Geological Field Trip to Newfoundland and Labrador
September 13 Mike Ramsey, University of Pittsburgh Through the "eyes" of the thermal infrared: Observations and results from the surfaces of Mars and Earth
September 20 Ellen Thomas, Wesleyan University Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Environment and Biota: The Earth 55 Million Years Ago
September 27 James Zimbelman, National Air & Space Museum News from the Red Planet: The Always increasing complexity of Mars
October 4 Alan Whittington, University of Missouri Chemical and thermal effects of degassing on the physical properties of magmas
October 11 James Wood, Geology, Michigan Tech Safari to Kenya: Soda Lakes, Hot Springs and Extremophile Bacteria
October 18 Jason Phipps Morgan, Cornell University Contemporaneous mass extinctions, continental flood basalts, and `impact signals' : are mantle plume-induced lithospheric gas explosions the causal link?
October 25 Adam Durant, Michigan Tech Summer Internship at USGS Cascade Volcano Observatory
November 1 Bob Morse, University of Wisconsin, Madison AMANDA/ ICE CUBE
November 8 Robert Nemiroff, Michigan Tech Physics Night Sky Live project
November 29 Brian Fick, Michigan Tech University, Physics Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory
December 6 Jaroslav Kadlec, Institute of Geology, Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic Dating of Cave Deposits and reconstruction of Karst Topography of the Moravian Karst (Czech Republic) and the Nitze Tatry Mts (Slovakia)

Spring 2004

January 26 Chris Owen, Michigan Tech An Overview of the PICO-NARE Station, and an Introduction to Trajectory Cluster Analysis
February 2 Dr. Bill Rose, Michigan Tech TOMS and Volcanic SO2: an Important aid to the Understanding of Volcanism and the Atmosphere and/or Quantifying Volcanic Emissions of Trace Elements to the Atmosphere: Ideas Based on Past Studies
February 9 Dr. Gregg Bluth, Michigan Tech Contributions by the TOMS satellite to volcanology and the study of volcanic clouds
February 16 Dr. Alex Kostinski, Michigan Tech Radar meteorology, and analysis of raindrop size distributions
February 23 Alex Matiella, Michigan Tech Observations of Popocatepetl's volcanic clouds using infrared measurements from the MODIS satellite sensor
March 8 Prof. Brian A. Tinsley, University of Texas at Dallas. Solar Wind and Global Circuit Forcing of Clouds and Climate
March 15 Dr. Steve Bertman, Western Michigan University The role of nitrogen chemistry in forest nitrogen cycling
March 22 Jacob Fugal/Dr. Raymond Shaw, Michigan Tech Airborne 3-D holographic imaging of cloud particles and The statistical nature of heterogeneous ice nucleation: Laboratory measurements with volcanic ash
March 29 Jeremy Shannon, Michigan Tech SO2 emissions from the Soufriere Hills Volcano, measured using open-path ultraviolet spectroscopy, with seismicity
April 5 Dr. Will Cantrell, Michigan Tech Ice nucleation by high molecular weight organic compounds (may be joint with Physics colloquium
April 13 Dr. Paul Newman, NASA Goddard The Recovery of the Antarctic Ozone Hole
April 19 Dr. Matt Watson, Michigan Tech Modeling light transmission of volcanic aerosols and the effects of varying tropospheric water vapor on ash detection
April 26 Dr. Ann Fridlind, Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center Factors controlling the properties of subtropical cumulonimbus anvils

Fall 2003

September 3 Dr Jacqueline Huntoon, Geological Eng & Sciences, Michigan Tech Univ An Introduction to Eolian Sediment Transport
September 8 Jan Kleissl, doctoral candidate, Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics, Dept. of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns-Hopkins University Turbulent transport in the atmospheric boundary layer: Lidar measurements and Large Eddy Simulation
September 15 Dr. Michael Perkins, University of Utah From Trapper Creek, Idaho to Royal, Nebraska: A tephrochronologist's viewof Yellowstone hotspot volcanism
September 17 Dr Jean Bahr, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer, sponsored by Geological Society of America Groundwater as an Ecosystem Resource
September 22 Dr Albert S Wylie, Geological Engineering & Sciences, Michigan Tech Techniques of Visualization - Examples from the subsurface of the Michigan Basin
September 29 Dr. Richelle Allen-King, Washington State University; Director State of Washington Water Research Center, 2003 Darcy Lecturer, National Ground Water Association Ground and Surface Water Contributions to Chemical Mass Discharge: Considering the Problem at Field and Basin Scales
October 1 Dr Clive Oppenheimer, University of Cambridge, UK Eruptions that shook the world.
October 13 Dr. Warren Huff, University of Cincinnati Bentonites: The geologic record of highly explosive and atmospherically significant eruptions
October 22 Dr Azadeh Tabazadeh, NASA Ames Research Center, AGU Macelwane Award Winner, Science News Item 11/02, Popular Science "Brilliant 10" The effect of crystallization process in clouds on atmospheric chemistry and climate
October 27 Dr Steven Carey, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island Explosive Volcanism in the Marine record
November 3 Dr Brad Singer, University of Wisconsin, Madison Geomagnetic Instability Time Scale
November 17 Dr Jimmy Diehl, Geological Engineering & Sciences

Fall 2002

September 9 Dr Hugo Delgado Granados, UNAM Mexico Monitoring of Popocatepetl Volcano, Mexico, 1994 to Present
September 16 Dr William I Rose, Geological Engineering and Sciences Remote Sensing of Volcanic Clouds, an overview of hazard mitigation efforts through remote sensing
September 23 Lizzette Rodriguez, Ph D Candidate, Geology SO2 emissions to the atmosphere from active volcanoes in northern Central America, 1999-2002
September 30 Dr Jose Viramonte, Universidad de Salta, Argentina Volcanoes of the Central Andes, a field and remote sensing perspective
October 7 Song Guo, Ph D candidate, Computational Science & Engineering Remote sensing and modeling studies of 1991 Pinatubo eruption, largest of the 20th century
October 14 Dr Andrew Harris, University of Hawaii Thermal infrared remote sensing of active volcanoes
October 21 Dr Tiffany A Moisan, Laboratory of Hydrospheric Processes, NASA Wallops Flight Facility A Photophysiological Model of Photosynthesis
October 28 Adam Durant, Ph D student, Geology Current activity at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
November 4 Elly Bunzendahl, MS candidate, Environmental Engineering GIS development at Santiaguito/Santa Maria , Guatemala
November 11 Dr Matthew Watson, Geological Engineering and Sciences Recent advances in satellite and ground-based measurements of sulfur dioxide
November 18 Sebastien Dartevelle, Ph D Candidate in Geology Computational Modeling of granular geophysical flows
December 2 Janelle Byman, Ph D Candidate, Geology Volcanic Hazards of Atitlan Volcanoes, Guatemala

Fall 2001

September 10 Dr William I Rose, Geological Engineering and Sciences Remote Sensing of Volcanic Clouds, an overview of hazard mitigation efforts through remote sensing
September 24 Jeremy Shannon, Ph D candidate, Geological Engineering & Sciences Ground based SO2 remote sensing at Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat
October 1 Dr Richard Honrath, Civil & Environmental Engineering The Pico International atmospheric Chemistry Observatory, a component of the North Atlantic Regional Experiment
October 8 Dr Kathy Cashman, University of Oregon How lava flows --syn-emplacement cooling and crystallization of Hawaiian lava flows.
October 15 Dr Matthew Watson, Geological Engineering and Sciences Satellite Remote Sensing of Volcanic Clouds Using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS).
October 22 Dr Gregg Bluth, Geological Engineering & Sciences MODIS and TOMS Retrievals of Volcanic Sulfur and Ash Emissions from Nyamuragira Volcano
October 29 Dr Shanaka de Silva, University of North Dakota Socioeconomic effects, physical volcanology, and climatic impact of the 1600 Huaynaputina (Peru) eruption
November 5 Dr James Vallance, US Geological Survey/Cascade Volcano Observatory Eruptive History and Hazards of Mount Rainier, Washington
November 12 Dr Jim Bisagni UMass/Dartmouth Seasonal Cycles of Nitrate Supply and Potential New Production in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank Regions
November 26 Dr Oscar Schofield, Rutgers University Building Ocean Observatories and Remote Sensing Capabilities for the Coastal Ocean: Goals, Challenges, and Opportunities
December 3 Dr Deborah Nykanen, Civil & Environmental Engineering Topographic influences on the spatial organization of thunderstorms in mountainous regions
December 7 Dr Oleg Melnik, Moscow State University Periodic Behavior in Lava Dome Eruptions--non linear dynamic modeling of natural processes