ThesisPersistence of Metal Sediments at the Core-Mantle Boundary and Implications for the Seismic Ultra-Low Velocity ZoneMartinez, ChristopherThe discovery of Ultra Low Velocity Zone's (ULVZ), at the core-mantle boundary (CMB), reveal a sharper velocity contrast observed across any boundary layer in the Earth's interior except the outer core. Modern lavas in Baffin Island and several ocean . . .
ThesisPacheco, Marcus Vinicius Azevedo de OliveiraSince the retreat of the Last Glacial Maximum (~15,000 years ago), rockfalls have been the major force shaping Yosemite Valley, California. Rock avalanches are an especially large rockfall/rock slide that extends far beyond the cliff where they origin . . .
ThesisVariation in exoplanetary structure and mineralogy from observed stellar metallicities, and related geophysical implicationsRarick, John CarletonDespite the detection of thousands of exoplanetary candidates, too few of these are known to resemble Earth in terms of volume and composition for many meaningful statistics on Earth-sized exoplanets to be obtained. Therefore, we instead estimate the . . .
Masters ThesisDhital, SmritiThe Mw 7.8 Gorkha earthquake struck central Nepal on April 25, 2015 and brought about a huge loss of life and property. The quake was also responsible for the generation of a large number of landslides. They blocked highways, devastated villages, and . . .