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A Geodesy Odyssey: Mapping Disasters from Space

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This event is part of Caltech's Watson Lectures, a series which brings Caltech's most innovative science research to the public.

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A Geodesy Odyssey: Mapping Disasters from Space

Modern geodesy uses satellite data to accurately measure how much the earth moves and changes with time. In her lecture, Owen will explore how these measurements have become critical additions to the current toolset for understanding and mapping the damage caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, hurricanes, and floods.

About the Presenter

Susan Owen is Project Scientist for the Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) for Natural Hazards at the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). The ARIA Center is a joint venture co-sponsored by Caltech and by NASA through JPL.

About the Watson Lecture Series

Established in 1922, the Earnest C. Watson Lectures bring Caltech’s most innovative scientific research to the public.

The Watson Lectures are named for Earnest C. Watson, a professor of physics at Caltech from 1919 to 1959. Spotlighting a small selection of the pioneering research Caltech’s faculty is currently conducting, the Watson Lectures are geared toward a general audience, as part of Caltech’s ongoing commitment to benefiting the local community through science education.

Watson Lectures are held in Beckman Auditorium on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Registration via Eventbrite is requested. More information on parking and ADA accommodations can be found at events.caltech.edu.

The full 2019-2020 lecture schedule can be found at caltech.edu/watson.

About Caltech

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges.

Caltech manages JPL for NASA, sending probes to explore the planets of our solar system and quantify changes on our home planet.

Caltech is an independent, privately supported institution with a 124-acre campus in Pasadena, CA. To learn more, visit Caltech.edu.

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