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SWOCC Geology Lecture Series
The geology lecture series continues with Dr. Peter Ruggiero (Oregon State University) on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. presenting “The Role of Sea Level Rise and Increased Storminess in Pacific Northwest Coastal Change and Flood Hazards”. Dr. Ruggiero earned a BS from Lehigh University and MS and PhD degrees from Oregon State University. He has worked for the Washington Department of Ecology, the U.S. Geological Survey, and now is an assistant professor in OSU’s Department of Geosciences. Dr. Ruggiero specializes in studying beach processes, such as erosion, coastal hazards, and large-scale coastal phenomena such as the increasing size of wave heights in the Pacific Northwest. He works on developing methodologies for assessing vulnerability of communities to coastal hazards, particularly in light of a changing and variable climate, the chief subject of his presentation.
The final talk in the series this year will be Dr. Julienne Stroeve a research scientist with the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado on Saturday, May 19th when she will discuss “The Rapidly Changing Arctic And What It Means For The Rest Of Us”.
All of the talks are free and start at 7:00 pm in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on the SWOCC Campus. Continuing sponsors of the lecture series include Oregon Resources Corporation, the SWOCC Foundation and the College. For additional information contact Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216.