AOGS 2005

AOGS 2005 Distinguished Lectures

Special Session on Indian Ocean Tsunami, 26 Dec 2004

A session offering insights into the various aspects of earthquakes and tsunamis. Topics to be touched on are earthquake source process, its tectonic background, tsunami generation and propagation, coastal tsunami behavior, earthquake and tsunami hazard and prevention.

  What is a tsunami?
Yuichiro TANIOKA, Hokkaido University
  On the December 26th, 2004 of Sumatera Earthquakes
Muzli, Meteorological and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia
  Tsunami: With special reference to the Great Tsunami of 26 December 2004
D. SHANKAR, National Institute of Oceanograph
  Facing to earthquake-generated tsunami:What can we do to reduce its disasters
Zhongliang WU, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Suns and Planets

Explore the nature of space through this highly informative talk, as the experts provide insights on the amazing celestial objects in our universe.

  Comets: Clues to our Solar System's Beginnings and Life on Earth
Karen MEECH, Institute for Astronomy
  Pluto - New Horizons Mission to the Edge of the Solar System
Frances BAGENAL, LASP University of Colorado
  Jupiter's Galilean Satellites
Melissa MCGRATH, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  The Sun, a Star inbetween the Monster and Dwarf Stars
Sallie BALIUNAS, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Our Planet, Earth

This session will touch on the various aspects of the Earth. The talks will focus on geology, crustal composition and movements, earth rotation and hydrology. Audience can hope to gain a deeper appreciation of the nature of our planet.

  The Core of the Earth
WenBin SHEN, Wuhan University
  Mitigation of Seismic Hazards in Urban Areas
Jeen-Hwa WANG, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica
  Oceans, Climate and Humans: Why do we drill the ocean floor now?
Anne M√úLLER, The University of Queensland
  River and Human Activities
Hyo Seop WOO, Korea Institute of Construction Technology

Special Session on Singapore

An important session that will inform and educate the audience about the living environment of Singapore. Learn more about the quality of our waters, our air, our hydrological system and the related technological advancements in Singapore.

  The Climate of Cities
Matthias ROTH, Dept of Geography, NUS
  What Makes A Typhoon Spin?
Tieh-Yong KOH, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, NTU

Forecasting the Wave and Current in South-East Asia Waters
Eng Soon CHAN, Tropical Marine Science Institute

  A Micro-Satellite Platform for Earth Observation and Mobile Communication
Soon Hie TAN, Centre for Research in Satellite Technologies (CREST), NTU