Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Arizona's outstanding student papers at AGU meeting


The following Arizona students received Outstanding Student Paper Awards at the 2008 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Additional awards will be announced in the next few weeks. Awardee David Haddad worked for us at AZGS before starting graduate school at ASU.

Seismology


Ryan C. Porter, University of Arizona, Tucson, Crustal anisotropy in southern California: Evidence for a fossilized detachment?

Study of the Earth's Deep Interior

Chunpeng Zhao, Arizona State University, Tempe, Investigating the edges of the large low
shear velocity province in the lowermost mantle beneath the Pacific Ocean

Ocean Sciences

Alyson Cartwright, University of Arizona, Tucson, South American pluvial lakes: Implications
for quaternary climate change

Hydrology

Henry D. Adams, University of Arizona, Tucson, Global change enhances vegetation vulnerability to drought: Warmer drought kills pinyon pines faster

Kyle Brown, University of Arizona, Tucson, A multi-tracer approach to determine the impacts of
agricultural irrigation recharge on groundwater sustainability in the Columbia Plateau basalt aquifers, central Washington, USA

David E. Haddad, Arizona State University, Tempe, Investigation of the geologic setting and
geomorphic processes that control the formation and preservation of precarious rock zones

Amy L. McCoy, University of Arizona, Tucson, Riparian dendrochemistry: Detecting rare-earth
elements in trees along an effluent-dominated desert river

Prafulla Pokhrel, University of Arizona, Tucson, Multiple-criteria calibration of a distributed
model using prior information

Anne M. Stewart, University of Arizona, Tucson, Use of the continuous slope-area method to
estimate runoff through ephemeral stream channels in SE Arizona

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