RASC Sunshine Coast Centre: May 2021 Speaker Ray Kostaschuk

Event Date: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 22:00 to 23:45 EDT

May 2021 Speaker: Ray Kostaschuk

RASC Sunshine Coast

Topic: Rivers of the Solar System

"A river is a channel system constructed by naturally flowing liquids moving towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. Rivers create diverse drainage patterns and a stunning variety of erosional and depositional landforms that provide important clues to the climate and geological framework of the landscape. Active rivers flow on Earth and Titan and ancient rivers are common on Mars and Venus. Rivers on the rocky planets are created by water flowing over rock or sediment but on Titan the rivers consist of liquid hydrocarbons eroding a crust of water ice."  

This talk will take place on Zoom Friday, May 14th, 2021 @ 7 pm PDT (10 pm EDT)

Ray Kostaschuk, a geoscientist specializing in sedimentary processes in rivers, lakes and estuaries. He was a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Guelph for 25 years. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Environmental Science at SFU where he works with Professor Jeremy Venditti and graduate students on sedimentation in the Fraser River.

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