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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University
Timing and controls on growth of the Oregon Basin and Range Province
Extension and stretching of the North American plate created the Basin and Range physiographic province in western North America. The northwestern part of this province in northern California and Oregon lies in the backarc of the Cascadia subduction zone, a region characterized by rotational deformation. This presentation will examine the opening and expansion of the Oregon Basin and Range province and the resulting tectonic forces that have shaped central Oregon and the Cascades. Click here for more...
Unfortunately, Field Trips are suspended due to covid-19
Friday September 10th Zoom Lecture
Dr Bill Orr
20 Scientists I've known and Admired
Dr. Bill Orr has assembled an illustrated list of a score of scientists, most of whom he knew personally during his career. These are individuals who thoroughly impressed him by their diligence, and the discoveries they made and published. Several of these individuals motivated him toward micropaleontology as well as marine geology and provided models for him during his fruitful career.