Bay Currents Talk: Dr. Tanya Atwater on “Living in the Plate Boundary”
California’s dramatic landscapes are constantly being lifted and dropped, reshaped and reorganized by the relentless scraping of the Pacific Plate against our edge of North America. See this with fresh clarity at an informal evening with geophysicist and marine geologist Dr. Tanya Atwater, who pioneered our modern understanding of the formation of the San Andreas Fault.
Professor emerita at UC Santa Barbara and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Atwater also is an award-winning pioneer in using animation to help everyone understand complex geologic processes — from how and why continents “drift,” to how oil got under California, how sea cliffs and coastal terraces are sculpted, and how melting Ice Age glaciers led to today’s San Francisco Bay.
Refreshments 7 PM, talks begin promptly at 7:30 PM.
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