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USGS Tacoma Seminar Series

All seminars are at 12 noon - 1pm unless otherwise noted. Feel free to bring your lunch. Directions to our office are in URL:

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Water Year 2017 Seminar Series Schedule

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Noon
Influences of Hydrologic Exchange Flows on River Corridor and Watershed Biogeochemical Function
Presented by: Tim Scheibe of Pacific Northwest National Lab
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Rich Sheibley

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Noon
A field centrifuge method to collect suspended sediment for chemical analysis
Presented by: Kathy Conn of USGS, Tacoma, WA
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Rich Sheibley

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Noon
Climate-driven sediment waves in glaciated basins of Puget Sound
Presented by: Scott Anderson of USGS, Tacoma, WA
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Rich Sheibley

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 1pm
Calibration and Automating Recharge Estimates Into the Edwards Aquifer, Texas, and Uncertainty Analysis Using the Python Scripting Language and a Monte Carlo Sampling Technique
Presented by: Ross Kushnereit of USGS Texas WSC
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Andy Long

Friday, May 12, 2017, 10am
Recharging Fluxes through the Unsaturated Zone: Processes and Estimation
Presented by: John Nimmo of USGS National Research Program
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Rich Sheibley

Thursday, May 4, 2017, Noon
Magnitude, Frequency, and Trends of floods in Washington
Presented by: Mark Mastin of USGS, Tacoma, WA
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Rich Sheibley

Friday, February 10, 2017, Noon
Hydrologic and geomorphic controls on floodplain sediment and carbon dynamics in mountain streams
Presented by: Dr. Nicholas Sutfin of Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Kris Jaeger

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Noon
Using repeat, high-res DEMs to quantify mountain glacier mass balance, snow depth, and landscape evolution
Presented by: David Shean of University of Washington
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Erin Whorton

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, Noon
Relative influence of landscape physiography, hydrologic conditions, and land management on sediment yield in a temperate mountain watershed
Presented by: Dr. Sharon Bywater-Reyes of Oregon State University
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Kris Jaeger

Past Seminars


Rich Sheibley, (253) 552-1611,, Chair
(contact for any inquiries)

Kathy Conn, (253) 552-1677,

Links to other local seminar series

USGS Oregon District Seminar Series Schedule

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