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California Institute of Technology's James Keane to present "The Wibbly Wobbly Moon: The Rotational History of the Earth's Moon"

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 1:03pm

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.

The Realities of Climate Change: What WWU scientists see in the field

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:47am

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).

Video: Robert Mitchell discusses snowmelt modeling on the Nooksack

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 2:49pm

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