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WKU geologist leads team mapping Gulf of Mexico seabed
|Date: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016||Return to Archive|
A research team led by Dr. Royhan Gani, Associate Professor of Geology in WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been working on mapping seabed topography and understanding depositional history of the Gulf of Mexico using high resolution 3D seismic data.
The research finding has been included in a recent BBC Natural History documentary titled World’s Weirdest Events.
The documentary highlighted the fact that the fascinating landscape and geomorphology that we see on land can also be seen on the seabed, hidden beneath a thick column of ocean water.
For example, a 120-meter-deep channel, as deep as the mighty Brahmaputra River in Southeast Asia, has been mapped by the Gani team. This submarine river exists on the continental slope off the coast of Louisiana. These findings were recently published in the journal Sedimentary Geology at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003707381630166X.
Contact: Royhan Gani, firstname.lastname@example.org
Drakes Creek Middle School Library was recognized on Thursday, January 25 for being this year’s winner for the School Library Grant sponsored by the Friends of WKU Libraries.
Twenty-five undergraduate and graduate students from the Ogden College of Science & Engineering earned honors at the research competition held during the Kentucky Academy of Science's annual meeting in November.
Ava Fergerson, a senior Psychological Sciences major at WKU, received the Student Poster Award from the Women’s Special Interest Group at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention held in San Diego, CA.
Students, faculty, and staff from the Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES) and Department of Geography & Geology recently attended national conferences in Arkansas and Washington state.
Shelby Bandel, a graduate student in Psychological Sciences at WKU, is a recipient of a 2017 Graduate Research Scholarship from the American Psychological Foundation (APF) and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology.
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