California Institute of Technology's James Keane to present "The Wibbly Wobbly Moon: The Rotational History of the Earth's Moon"
Western's departments of Geology and Physics & Astronomy will present a research seminar Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, with James Keane from the California Institute of Technology on "The Wibbly Wobbly Moon: The Rotational History of the Earth's Moon."
Keane will speak in CF 120 from 4 to 5 p.m.
In the first of a two-part Q&A, WWU's Doug Clark (Geology) and John Rybczyk (Environmental Science) talk about their research and how their fieldwork is increasingly tied to some aspect of climate change. Clark, a glacial geologist, witnesses firsthand the world's shrinking glaciers (see picture above from his ice coring work on BC's Mount Waddington).
In this video by the Whatcom Land Trust, WWU Professor of Geology Robert Mitchell discusses his research around climate change modeling in the Nooksack River basin.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzoT0PSbxt0