OMSI Science Pub
“Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods”
- Hotel Oregon - Mattie's Room |
- Thursday, May 17, 2012
- 6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. event |
- $5 suggested donation |
- All ages welcome
One of the greatest sets of geological events to ever have occurred in North America was the Missoula Floods. Occurring as many as 40 times during the last ice age, the floods were caused by waters released from ancient Lake Missoula that scoured the Columbia River basin, carved out the Columbia River Gorge, and swept across at least 16,000 square miles of the Pacific Northwest. This Science Pub will focus on the incredible story of discovery and development of the idea of the floods by J Harlen Bretz and will discuss the effect of the floods on the landscape of the Willamette Valley and the area around us.
Scott Burns, PhD, is a professor of geology and past chair of the Department of Geology at Portland State University where he has been for nearly 20 years. Scott specializes in environmental and engineering geology, geomorphology, soils, and Quaternary geology.
About OMSI Science Pub
Quench your thirst and feed your head! Learn about cutting-edge topics in science and technology from leading experts, in an interactive, informal atmosphere where there’s no such thing as a dumb question. Come early for dinner at the pub and to get a good seat.Map & Directions