The Geology of Megafloods: Earth, Mars and Beyond
Dr. Vic Baker, University of Arizona
Regents Professor, Dept. of Hydrology and Water Resources; Joint Professor, Geosciences and Planetary Sciences
Dr. Baker's research interests are concerned with paleohydrology and related aspects of geomorphology, with a particular focus on flood processes. Vic also works in the area of planetary geomorphology, and on issues that involve Earth science in relation to public policy, the environment, and philosophy of science. He has received the Distinguished Career Award from the American Geological Society's Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division (2010), and the David Linton Award of the British Society for Geomorphology.
The trip may be partnered with a July Friday night talk, so please check the schedule updates on the website and the July/August edition of the newsletter. More details to come...
Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Guy Talbot State Park in the Columbia Gorge (same location as last year). After the picnic, participants may wish to take the short walk to Latourell Falls, or drive to the trailhead near the freeway exit and hike up to Angel's Rest.
Ancient Walls: A Geological Walking Tour of Downtown Portland
Come see billion-year-old building stones and the fossils hidden under our feet. Join us Saturday, August 22nd for a two-hour outdoor walking tour of downtown Portland’s geological mysteries and oddities. (Time and location TBA.) Bring good walking shoes, sunscreen and clothing for a cool, but possibly rapidly warming summer morning. Water and snacks are advisable, although the trip will end at a lunch stop. Open to public. Children under 12 must be supervised.