How Deltas Work: A Geoscience Public Lecture

Posted on 9/30/2009 10:21:12 AM

The IUP Department of Geoscience invites you to a public lecture by Rudy Slingerland, NSF Margins distinguished lecturer, on Thursday, October 8, 2009.

River deltas provide wetlands, biodiversity, industrial shipping lanes, and homes to more than 25 percent of the world’s people. This public
lecture explores the processes that build these deltas, the various shapes they take, and their vulnerabilities to global change.

What: “How River Deltas Work: The Patterns and Dynamics of Distributive Fluvial Systems”

When: Thursday, October 8, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Weyandt Hall, Room 32

Dr. Rudy Slingerland is a professor of Geology in the Department of Geosciences at the Pennsylvania State University. His research group studies the evolution of morphodynamic systems such as deltas, rivers, and shallow marine shelves by coupling theory, often in the form of dynamical models, with observations in the field and subsurface. The group’s ultimate goal is develop predictive theories for the behavior of these systems and the stratal record of their deposits.