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Science and Mathematics

K.D. Nelson Lecture Series – Dr. Folarin Kolawole

September 29, 2022 at 4:00pm5:00pm EDT

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The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences presents the K.D. Nelson Lecture Series featuring speaker Dr. Folarin Kolawole of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. His talk is titled: When Continents Stretch, their ‘Cracks’ Grow: Insights from Active Rifting in East Africa.

Continental rift systems evolve by the nucleation of isolated rift segments which propagate laterally towards one another, interact, link-up, and coalesce to form composite rift basins. The attainment of continental break-up requires the linkage and coalescence of rift basin axes along-trend of an active rift system.

In my talk, I will present the details of my recent studies, mostly based on the East African Rift System, that are advancing our understanding of rift linkage and show how the rift interaction zone geometry may modulate the early or delayed coalescence of interacting rift basins.

For a Zoom link to the lecture, contact Madelyn Woodson.

This event was published on September 27, 2022.

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