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Steve Blumsack



Speaker: Steve Blumsack
Title: Topography: Mars Winds and Oceanic Mudwaves
Affiliation: Florida State University
Date: Friday, September 16, 2005.
Place and Time: Room 101 - Love Building, 3:35-4:30 pm.
Refreshments: Room 204 - Love Building, 3:00 pm.

Abstract. Topographical variations play an important role in geophysical systems. This presentation focuses on two examples. Large scale topography has been identified onthe planet Mars with global variations having approximately twice the amplitude of corresponding features on earth. The generation of strong winds due to the topography is discussed. Mudwaves are topographical features at the bottom of oceans; these features generally are tens of meters in height and have wavelengths of several kilometers and tend to progagate slowly. A theory that explains the orientation, wavelength, and propagation of mudwaves is presented.


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