MORESE Seminars

Spring/Fall 2013

Hosts: Drs. Hongjie Xie and Hatim Sharif

March 27, 2013

Hongbin Zhan, Texas A&M University
Solute Transport in Aquifer-Aquitard Systems

March 29, 2013

John Bolten, NASA/GSFC
Evaluating the Application of Multi-Satellite Observations in Hydrologic Modeling

April 5, 2013

Binayak Mohanty, Texas A&M University
Scaling Law of Soil Moisture and its Proxies

April 24-26, 2013

Christopher Andronicos, Purdue University
Fluid Flow at Mid-Ocean Ridges: Insights from Studies of the Oman Ophiolite
(Dr. Andronicos presents on both the Student Geological Society (SGS) and the Native American Student Association)

November 8, 2013

Qinhong Hu, UT Arlington
Sustainable Shale Hydrocarbon Development Affected by Environmental and Production-Decline Issues


Spring/Fall 2012

Hosts: Drs. Hongjie Xie, Hatim Sharif, or Marina Suarez

January 27, 2012

Huajun Wang, Zhejiang University, China
The Observation and Analysis of Sea Ice Thickness in China's Fourth Arctic Expedition

April 2, 2012

Dianne Rahm, Texas State University
Climate Change and Policy

September 17, 2012

Xin Miao, Missouri State University
Efficient Procedures for Automated Sinkhole Extraction from LiDAR DEMs

October 5, 2012

Hongbo Su, Texas A&M University Kingsville
Quantifying Land-Atmospheric Interactions by Satellite Remote Sensing

October 17, 2012

Ryan Banta, USGS
USGS Activities in Texas

November 2, 2012

Venkat Lakshmi, University of South Carolina
Studies of the Land Surface Hydrological Cycle Using Modeling, Observations, and Remote Sensing

November 13-14, 2012

Jim Kirkland, Utah Geological Survey
two presentations: one to the Student Geological Society (SGS) on the November 13 and one to the general public on November 14

November 14, 2012

Mark Lenz, Austin/San Antonio NWS
Recent Drought in Texas

November 28, 2012

Jon Zeitler and Paul Yura, Austin/San Antonio NWS
Extreme Weather Events in Texas

November 29-30, 2012

Christian Haas, York University, Toronto, Canada (Dean's Distinguished Lecture)
Arctic Sea Ice - Where Are We Headed?


Fall 2011

Organizer: Dr. Hatim Shrif  |  Seminars are at 12 noon in AET 0.102

September 2, 2011

Xiaofeng Liu, UTSA
How Can Angry Birds Save the World?

September 9, 2011

Hongjie Xie, UTSA
Glacier Lakes and Snow Cover Dynamics in Tibetan Plateau Using Field and Remote Sensing Data

September 16, 2011

Darrell Brownlow, SARA
Water Supply Options in the Eagle Ford Shale Play

September 23, 2011

Alan Morris, SwRI
Slip Tendency, Seismic Rick, Fault Seal, and Subsurface Fluid Flow

September 30, 2011

Mark Lenz, NWS Austin/San Antonio Office
La Nina...A Year Without Rain...What's Next?

October 7, 2011

Lianfa Song, Texas Tech University
Dynamics of Colloidal Fouling in Crossflow Membrane Filtration

October 14, 2011

Loren Wehmeyer and Ryan Banta, USGS
USGS Activities in Texas

October 21, 2011

Mekonnen Gebremichael, University of Connecticut
Advances in Remote Sensing of Precipitation and Evapotranspiration, and Hydrologic Forecasting

October 28, 2011

Edward Kavazanjian, Arizona State University
Biogeotechnical Soil Improvement: A New Horizon in Geotechnical Engineering

November 4, 2011

Paul Kucera, NCAR
Precipitation Research from the Tropics to the Northern Latitudes: Overview and Recent Results

November 11, 2011

Kyle Strom, University of Houston
Particle-Scale Interactions in Sediment Transport and their Influence on Reach-Averaged Properties

November 18, 2011

Faisal Hossain, Tennessee Tech University
Climate-f\Feedback Based Paradigm for Management and Design of Impounded River Basins

December 2, 2011

Eve Gruntfest, IS-WAS
What We Know About How People Respond to Severe Weather Warnings: Social Science Research and Practice


Spring 2011

Organizer: Dr. Lance Lambert  |  Seminars are at 12 noon in EB 2.04.02

January 14, 2011

Introductory Session

January 21, 2011

Hongjie Xie, UTSA
Arctic Research

Mike Lewis, SwRI
Antarctic Research

January 28, 2011

Alan Dutton, UTSA
Paleoclimate and Paleohydrology — Contributions from Groundwater Science

February 4, 2011

TorOvre Leiknes, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
cancelled by snow and ice weather

February 11, 2011

Lee Billingsley, Abraxas Petroleum Corporation
Using Geology, Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering to Exploit a Low-Permeability Sandstone Reservoir: Turner Sandstone, Powder River Basin, Wyoming

February 18, 2011

Marcelo Sanchez, Texas A&M University,
Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Analysis of Nuclear Waste Disposal in Deep Geological Media

February 25, 2011

Anders Wedel Nielsen, Technical University of Denmark
Scour Protection of Offshore Wind Turbines

March 4, 2011

John Anderson, Rice University
Accelerated Sea Level Rise and the Future of the Texas Coast

March 11, 2011

Ryan Banta and Darwin Ockerman, USGS San Antonio Office
U.S. Geological Survey Activities in Texas

March 25, 2011

Gretchen Mullendore, University of North Dakota
Dynamics of Deep Convective Transport in the Atmosphere

April 1, 2011

Michael Joachimski, North Bavarian Center of Earth Sciences in Erlangen, Germany
Deep Time Paleoclimate: Insights from Oxygen Isotope Proxies

April 8, 2011

Catherine Romanak, UT Austin Bureau of Economic Geology
Monitoring CO2 Storage in Geological Formations

April 15, 2011

Anne Raymond, Texas A&M University
Tropical Climate during the Late Pennsylvanian Glacial Interval: Probably Warm but not Continuously Wet

April 22, 2011

Paul Kucera, National Center for Atmospheric Research
NCAR/RAL: Science in Service to Society: Research Applications in Saudi Arabia


Fall 2010

Organizer: Dr. Hongjie Xie  |  Seminars are at 7-9 pm in SB 2.01.02

October 25, 2010

Stefan Kern, University of Hamburg, Germany
Microwave Remote Sensing of Sea Ice



Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar Series: Spring 2010

Seminars are at 12-1 pm in EB 2.04.04. Snacks, drinks, and possibly pizzas will be provided.

January 15, 2010

Introduction to the seminar class and Dr. Hongjie Xie’s recent research activities, results, and opportunities

January 22, 2010

Dr. Paul Marinos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Tunneling through Karstic Rocks — How Engineering Geology Needs Hydrogeologic Input and Logic (2010 Jahns Distinguished Lecture)

January 29, 2010

Dr. Jim Blackburn, Rice University, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Measuring Sustainability: Project Houston (sustainable development and environmental law)

February 5, 2010

Dr. Mary J. Kirisits, UT Austin Department of Civil Engineering
The Effect of Roof Material on the Quality of Harvested Rainwater (aquatic ecosystems, bacteria, and pathogens)

February 12, 2010

Dr. Judy Haschenburger, UTSA
Three-Dimensional Dispersion of River Gravels (sediment transports in rivers, channel-floodplain interactions)

February 19, 2010

Dr. Pamela Showalter, Texas State University
Findings from the International Flash Flood Laboratory's (IFFL) Inaugural Workshop (natural hazards and environmental management)

February 26, 2010

Dr. Walter Meier, National Snow and Ice Center, University of Colorado
Observing an Arctic in Transition: Changes in the Arctic Cryosphere and Impacts on Climate, Ecosystems, and People (sea ice and climate change)

March 5, 2010

Dr. Ginny Catania, UT Austin Institute for Geophysics
Understanding the Impact of Surface Melt on Ice Flow in Greenland: The Kitchen Sink Approach (ice sheet and glacier change, climate change)

March 12, 2010

Dr. Bayani Cardenas, UT Austin
Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions in "Natural" and Regular Rivers (groundwater-surface water interactions)

March 26, 2010

Dr. Carton Ho, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Evaluation of the Effluent from Compost Used for Sedimentation Control (geotechnical engineering)

April 2, 2010

Dr. John Bolten, NASA GSFC Hydrological Sciences Branch
Evaluation and Application of Remote Sensing Products for Improved Water Resourcer Management (remote sensing of surface hydrology)

April 9, 2010

Dr. Andrew Klein, Texas A&M University
From the Tropics to the Pole-Mapping of Snow and Glaciers from Satellite (cryosphere study using remote sensing and GIS)

April 16, 2010

Dr. Alex Sun, Southwest Research Institute
Uncertainty Quantification and Parameter Estimation in Subsurface Hydrology (groundwater hydrology and modeling)

April 23, 2010

Dr. Hong Yang, University of Oklahoma
Satellite Precipitation Retrieval and Applications for Surface Hydrology at Global and Regional Scales (precipitation and hydrometeorology)


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