the week of Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, Wednesday Seminar

4:10 PM, 55 Roessler
Tea and cookies at 3:45 in the aviary - (2110 EPS)

“National and Regional Levee systems analysis in the UK and relevance to USA”

      – by Jonathan Simm, HR Wallingford

This presentation will explain the levee system analysis methodology adopted in the UK to provide a comprehensive picture of current flood risk and its potential relevance to the USA. The approach is based on models and data that have been largely funded by the Environment Agency of England.

The risk analysis method comprises extreme value distributions to describe the hydraulic loading on the flood defense infrastructure, fragility curves to describe the likelihood of structural failure of the defenses, a computationally efficient flood inundation model and functions that relate depth of flooding to economic damages. Recent innovations in the methodology have significantly enhanced the approach to coastal flood risk analysis. The results are used by the Environment Agency for a wide range of purposes, including, production of internet flood maps to meet the requirements of legislation relating to the European Floods Directive, justification of government expenditure on risk management investments and developing risk-based prioritized asset management plans. Whilst the method has been applied using UK data sets, the generic methodology is widely applicable.

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Thursday, May 18th, 2017, Exit Talk

2:10 PM, 1309 Earth and Physical Sciences

“Late Holocene Slip Rate for the Mojave San Andreas from Two Sites near Palmdale, California”

      – by Elaine Young, UC Davis Earth and Planetary Sciences

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Friday, May 19th, 2017, Friday Brown Bag

12:10 PM, 1316 Earth and Physical Sciences

“Planetary Practice Talks”

      – by Gigja Hollyday and Simon Lock

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Friday, May 19th, 2017, Undergraduate Event

1:00 PM, 1347 Storer Hall

“Marine and Coastal Science: Explore Your Focus Area”

Come to Storer Hall 1347 (CMSI) on May 19th from 1:10-2pm to chat with faculty and advisors about the four focus areas in the Marine and Coastal Science major. This is your chance to pick which focus classes you want to take, explore a new focus area, learn about careers in your focus area, talk with faculty, hang out with other MCS majors, and enjoy free pizza! This is a casual event so feel free to just drop by for as long as you can.

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Friday, May 19th, 2017, Undergraduate Social Event

6:30 PM, 66 Roessler

“Earth and Planetary Sciences Movie Night: Finding Dory”

Come on out to Roessler 66 on May 19th at 6:30 (doors open at 6:15) for a movie Night: Finding Dory! Free popcorn and Soda will be provided!

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