Department of Geology & Geophysics

Department of Geosciences - Geology, Geophysics and Geography

New lecture seminars begin.

Join us this Friday for a guest lecture from Victor Tsai of California Institute of Technology. At 3:30 P.M. in Rechardt 201, he will talk about how scientists can use seismic (sound waves) to probe the nature of sea ice and rivers. He will also give a brown bag seminar and how to better assess the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet on Thursday, January 23 at 12:15 in the Elvey Globe Room. 

We will also be joined by guest lecturer Matt Haney, a research geologist from the Alaska Volcano Observatory, USGS, on a talk about "The Radiation of Surface Wave Energy" in Elvey 301 at 12:15. This is a brown bag seminar as well. To see the poster, click here.

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Congratulations to our 2014 Graduates!

PhD Recipients

Congratulations to our 2014 Graduates! PhD Recipients

Bartholomaus, Timothy C., PhD, Geophysics Thesis: Seismicity, Seawater and Seasonality:   New Insights Into Iceberg Calving From Yahtse Glacier, Alaska

Gong, Wenyu, PhD, Geophysics Thesis: Long-Term Monitoring of Geodynamic Surface Deformation Using SAR Interferometry

Habermann, Marijke, PhD, Geophysics Thesis: Basal Shear Strength Inversions For Ice Sheets With An Application to Jakobshavan Isbrae, Greenland

Jones, Benjamin M., PhD, Interdisciplinary Thesis: Remote Sensing of Arctic Landscape Dynamics

McNabb, Robert W., PhD, Geophysics Thesis: On The Frontal Ablation of Alaska Tidewater Glaciers

Mori, Hirotsugu, PhD, Geology Thesis: Osteology, Relationships and Paleoecology of a New Arctic Hadrosaurid (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) From The Prince Creek Formation of Northern Alaska

Podrasky, David B., PhD, Geophysics Thesis: Jakobshavn Isbrae: Velocity Variations From Hourly to Decadal Time Scales at Greenland’s Fastest Tidewater Glacier

Salazar Jaramillo, Susana, PhD, Geology Thesis: Paleoclilmate and Paleoenvironment of the Prince Creek And Cantwell Formations, Alaska: Terrestrial Evidence of a Middle Maastrichtian Greenhouse Event.

Shimer, Grant T.,  PhD, Geology Thesis: Sedimentology And Stratigraphy of the Nanushuk Formation And Related Foreland Basin Deposits, Central Brooks Range

Steensen, Torge S., PhD, Geophysics Thesis: Satellite to Model Comparisons of Volcanic Ash Emissions in the North Pacific

Trussel, Barbara L., PhD, Geophysics Thesis: Rapid Thinning And Collapse of Lake Calving Yakutat Glacier, Southeast Alaska

M.S. Recipients

Bonnie N. Broman: M.S. Geology: General Geology
Christopher Patrick Bruton: M.S. Geophysics: Solid Earth Geophysics
Arvind Adivaraghan Chittambakkam: M.S. Geophysics: Remote Sensing Geophysics
Eric Michael Hutton: M.S. Geology: General Geology
Joshua Markland Jones: M.S. Geophysics: Snow, Ice and Permafrost Geophysics
Adrienne E. Kentner: M.S. Geology: General Geology
Christian Kienholz: M.S. Geophysics: Snow, Ice and Permafrost Geophysics
Joshua Keith Miller: M.S. Geology: General Geology
Brian K. Perttu: M.S. Geology: Economic Geology
Colin Richard Rowell: M.S. Geophysics: Solid Earth Geophysics
Gabrielle T. Vance: M.S. Geology: General Geology
Rachel Erin Westbrook: M.S. Geology: Quaternary Geology
Anna Kristine Worden: M.S. Geology: Volcanology, Remote Sensing
Joanna Claire Young: M.S. Geophysics: Snow, Ice and Permafrost Geophysics

BA/BS Recipients

Africa, Avery T: B.S.,Geoscience_Geology
Albert, Sarah A: B.S.,Geoscience_Geophysics
Beischer, Nicholas W: B.S.,Geoscience_Geology
Durst, David V: B.S., Geology
Edgar, Alexander S: B.S., Geology
Eicher, Jessica L: B.S., Geology
Haffner, Shadoe M: B.A., Earth Science
Houston, Holly L: B.S., Geology
Kilfoyle, Samuel J: B.S.,Geoscience_Geology
Parrish, Rebecca F: B.S.,Geoscience_Geology
Perman, Sara R: B.S.,Geoscience_Geology

IBA Team Takes Second Place in the Pacific Section!

Congratulations to Sarah Albert, Seth Hooper, Peter Illig, April Knox, Demi Mixon and their UAF advisor, Dr. Catherine Hanks.  Our UAF IBA Team won second place in the AAPG Pacific region competition.

The UAF team would like to thank their industry mentors,  Ashley Siks and Daniel Yancey.

Student Awards Spring 2014

Don Hodges Scholarship
Samuel Herreid

Peter MacKeith Scholarship
Kristin Rahilly

Brian R. Zelenka Scholarship
Peter Illig

Outstanding Undergraduate
Jessica Eicher



Alexander Edgar

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