MARGINS Lecture and Reception
AGU Fall Meeting 2005

Time: 6-8 pm

Date: Tuesday, 6 December, 2005

Location: San Francisco Marriott, across from the Moscone Center

Room: Golden Gate B2

MARGINS will be hosting a "Lecture and Reception" at this year's AGU Fall Meeting. This event includes two invited lectures from esteemed scientists conducting MARGINS research. Their presentations will be targeted at a broad scientific audience, and will highlight recent advances in the MARGINS Subduction Factory and Source-to-Sink Initiatives.

The Ties that Bind Source to Sink, within and between New Guinea and New Zealand
Dr. Charles A. Nittrouer, University of Washington, School of Oceanography

Geophysical Imaging of the Mantle Wedge: Temperature, Melt, Fluids, and Mantle Flow
Dr. Douglas A. Wiens, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

The lectures will be followed by updates on MARGINS funding and other issues from NSF Program Officer Bilal Haq, and MARGINS Chair Julie Morris.

Washington University in St. Louis, current host of the MARGINS Office and Chair, is co-sponsoring the Reception, which will include ample time for mingling, questions and discussion. Refreshments and light food will be provided.

Prof. Charles Nittrouer is a Professor of Earth and Space Sciences and Coordinator of Strate FORmation on Margins (STRATAFORM). His MARGINS research focuses on sediment transport and accumulation in relation to clinoform development at continental margins. He is extremely active in the Source to Sink community, having coordinated one of the Science Plan workshops and served on the MARGINS Steering Committee.

Prof. Douglas Wiens is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Amongst his many roles in scientific research and planning, he is a member of National Academy International Polar Year Planning Committee, and has served on several committees for Incorporated Research Institutions in Seismology (IRIS) and on the Steering Committees for RIDGE2000 and MARGINS.

Both speakers have extensive field and cruise experience as chief scientists and as scientific party members.

Further information about MARGINS at AGU and other AGU sessions of interest can be found here.

Last updated Wednesday, November 30, 2005