Sunday, November 30, 2014

Geosciences role in making Tucson the "Science City"

The University of Arizona's 28-page supplement in Sunday's Arizona Daily Star newspaper is one of the many high-profile activities taken by the school to build Tucson's reputation as "Science City."   This now annual feature showcases a wide range of science research and programs that Joaquin Ruiz, Vice President of Innovation & Strategy, Dean of the College of Science, and Professor of Geosciences, says "must be relevant both internationally and to our home community."

This year's edition includes reports from a few geoscientists, including Peter DeCelles describing work on the structure and tectonics in the Himalayas to unravel how mountains and basins form, Matthew Salzer reporting on the use of tree rings to track changes in the Earth's climate going back nearly 5,000 years, Thomas Zega discussing studies of microscopic stardust to understand the origin of the Milky Way and our solar system, and Jon Pelletier's work on predicting post-wildfire erosion better.  Jon's work has direct application to work we are doing at AZGS to predict and mitigate debris flows and related hazards following wildfires.

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