UA Science Cafe at SaddleBrooke – 'Subduction, Earthquakes and Volcanoes: How They Shape Our Dynamic Planet

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

Series topic: Earth's Core to the Clouds

Volcanoes, earthquakes and ocean currents are a few of the geologic forces that have shaped the contours of our planet for millennia. Today, our climate is rapidly changing. Research presented in this series seeks answers as to why and how natural phenomena and human evolution have played a role. Our journey from the deepest depths of Earth will culminate in a closer look at the trends happening in the southwestern deserts today.

Talk: "Subduction, Earthquakes and Volcanoes: How They Shape Our Dynamic Planet"

Presenter: Susan Beck, Professor, Department of Geosciences

Talk description: Subduction zones are sites on Earth where the largest earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes occur. They are locations where tectonic plates are recycled into the interior of the Earth and drive much of the dynamics and hazards of our evolving planet.

SaddleBrooke DesertView Sports Club, 39900 S. Clubhouse Dr.
Tucson , AZ
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