February 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Geology Colloquium | Mapping Igneous Components in Vestan Regolith using GRaND data, Feb. 21

an outside portrait of Andrew Beck

Andrew Beck

The Geological Sciences Colloquium series presents Dr. Andrew Beck discussing “Mapping Igneous Components in Vestan Regolith using GRaND data” on Friday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. in Clippinger 205.

Beck is an Assistant Professor at Marietta College in the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Geology.

Abstract: We compiled a robust HED meteorite geochemical dataset, resolving sampling size and petrologic issues.  A principle component analysis of nuclear remote sensing components from igneous components in that dataset generated an eigenvector matrix, which was then used to transform orbital nuclear data from the asteroid Vesta, a planetary embryo and the parent body of HED meteorites.  The resulting map is used to further constrain magmatic activity and igneous petrogenetic history on Vesta, and thus inform geologic processes early in the Solar System’s history.

Upcoming Colloquia

Ryan Thigpen of the University of Kentucky on “Cataclysmic collapse of mountain topography along the Yellowstone hotspot track” on March 6 at 2 p.m. in Clippinger 205.

Andrew Schedl of West Virginia State University on “The Jeptha Knob Structure: How meteorite impact driven dolomitization hid the evidence for Jeptha Knob’s origin” on March 27 at 2 p.m. in Clippinger 205.

Katherine Fornash of Ohio University Geological Sciences on “Petrogenesis and Significance of Lawsonite-bearing Hybrid Rocks” on April 3 at 2 p.m. in Clippinger 205.

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