Mountains form some of the largest and most beautiful geological features on our planet. Yet despite their occurrence on all the continents we still don’t understand much about the forces and processes that shape the evolution of mountain ranges and operate deep within their interiors. One of the reasons for this lack of knowledge is that, like icebergs, most of the mass of mountain ranges lies deep beneath the Earth’s surface. This talk looks at some of the techniques and results that geologists have utilized to examine the deep interiors of mountain ranges.
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The College of Arts and Sciences Full Professor Lecture Series was designed to give newly promoted faculty an opportunity to share with the university community a single piece of research or overview of research trajectory meant to capture the spark of intellectual excitement that has resulted in their achieving full professor rank.