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UW Class Seminars and Lectures

Date(s)
Dept/Other
Course #
Location
Type-of-instruction/Title-of-talk
February 24, 2015School of Environmental and Forest SciencesAnderson 207900+ days of driving on Mars with Curiosity Rover: Highlights and significant findings of past habitability
April 23, 2015Environmental sciencesMontana State Univ964 days with the Curiosity Rover on Mars: Mission highlights and evidence for past habitable conditions

Professional Talks and Presentations

Date
Organization
Event
Invited/Contributed
Type
Title
2014EGUAnnual conferenceCTalkOn 10 to 30 m-scale fracture networks in Gale Crater: Contraction of fine-grained sediments due to drying or of frozen sediments due to cooling?
2014GSAAnnual ConferenceCTalkGREENLAND BASAL BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY BASED ON THE ANALYSIS OF SUBGLACIAL DRAINAGES IN THE KANGERLUSSUAQ REGION
2013GSAAnnual conferenceCTalkAncient Playa in Glenelg Region, Gale Crater, Mars: Evidence Derived from the Polygonal Flagstone Network in Mudstone Imaged by Curiosity
2013GSAAnnual conferenceITalkRECENT FINDINGS OF STABILITY OF THE ARCHETYPAL MIMA MOUNDS IN WASHINGTON: A LONG-TERM ASSESSMENT OF SURFACE DIFFUSION
2013LPSCAnnual conferenceCTalkFRACTURE NETWORKS, GALE CRATER, MARS

Public and Community Service

Date
Organization/Event
Type of Service
1/2013Brighton Court/SeminarPublic seminar
2013Boeing STEM seminarInvited seminar

Recent Publications and Manuscripts in the Press

Bridges, N., F. Calef, B. Hallet, K. Herkenhoff, N. Lanza, S. Le Mouélic, C. Newman, D. Blaney, M. Pablo, and G. Kocurek (2014), The rock abrasion record at Gale crater: Mars Science Laboratory results from Bradbury landing to Rocknest, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 119(6), 1374-1389.

Pettit, E. C., E. N. Whorton, E. D. Waddington, and R. S. Sletten (2014), Influence of debris-rich basal ice on flow of a polar glacier, Journal of Glaciology, 60(223), 989.

Markus Dieser, Erik L J E Broemsen, Karen A Cameron, Gary M King, Amanda Achberger, Kyla Choquette, Birgit Hagedorn, Ron Sletten, Karen Junge, Brent C Christner, Molecular and biogeochemical evidence for methane cycling beneath the western margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The ISME Journal. 04/2014; DOI:10.1038/ismej.2014.59

Karen A Cameron, Birgit Hagedorn, Markus Dieser, Brent C Christner, Kyla Choquette, Ronald Sletten, Byron Crump, Colleen Kellogg, Karen Junge, Diversity and potential sources of microbiota associated with snow on western portions of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Environmental Microbiology (Impact Factor: 5.76). 03/2014; DOI:10.1111/1462-2920.12446

J P Grotzinger, D Y Sumner, L C Kah, K Stack, S Gupta, L Edgar, D Rubin, K Lewis, J Schieber, N Mangold, R Milliken, P G Conrad, D Desmarais, J Farmer, K Siebach, F Calef, J Hurowitz, S M McLennan, D Ming, D Vaniman, J Crisp, A Vasavada, K S Edgett, M Malin, D Blake, R Gellert, P Mahaffy, R C Wiens, S Maurice, J A Grant, S Wilson, R C Anderson, L Beegle, R Arvidson, B Hallet, R S Sletten, M Rice, J Bell, J Griffes, B Ehlmann, R B Anderson, T F Bristow, W E Dietrich, G Dromart, J Eigenbrode, A Fraeman, C Hardgrove, K Herkenhoff, L Jandura, G Kocurek, S Lee, L A Leshin, R Leveille, D Limonadi, J Maki, S McCloskey, M Meyer, M Minitti, H Newsom, D Oehler, A Okon, M Palucis, T Parker, S Rowland, M Schmidt, S Squyres, A Steele, E Stolper, R Summons, A Treiman, R Williams, A Yingst, Msl Science Team, A Habitable Fluvio-Lacustrine Environment at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars.Science 12/2013; DOI:10.1126/science.1242777

Toner, J. D. and R. S. Sletten (2013). The formation of Ca-Cl-rich groundwaters in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica: Field measurements and modeling of reactive transport. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 110(0): 84-105.

Toner, J. D., R. S. Sletten and M. L. Prentice (2013). Soluble salt accumulations in Taylor Valley, Antarctica: Implications for paleolakes and Ross Sea Ice Sheet dynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. DOI: 10.1029/2012jf002467

Alexander, B., D. Allman, et al. (2012). "Isotopic constraints on the formation pathways of sulfate aerosol in the marine boundary layer of the subtropical northeast Atlantic Ocean." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012) 117(D6).

Abramov, А., R. Sletten, et al. (2011). "Antarctica, ice-free areas, permafrost, temperature regime, active layer." EARTH 15(3): 3-19.

Hallet, B., R. Sletten and K. Whilden (2011). Micro-relief development in polygonal patterned ground in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. Quaternary Research 75(2): 347-355.

Meyer, H. and R. S. Sletten (2011). Preface to the Special Issue on Stable Isotopes and Geochemistry of Ground Ice. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 22(1): 1-2.

Burnham, J. H. and R. S. Sletten (2010). Spatial distribution of soil organic carbon in northwest Greenland and underestimates of high Arctic carbon stores. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 24: 14p.

Hagedorn, B., R. S. Sletten, B. Hallet, D. F. McTigue and E. J. Steig (2010). Ground ice recharge via brine transport in frozen soils of Victoria Valley, Antarctica: Insights from modeling delta O-18 and delta D profiles. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74(2): 435-448.


Current Research Interests

Environmental biogeochemistry; permafrost physical-chemical processes; soil geomorphology; acid rain in China; Planetary Sciences; Mars geomorphology and permafrost

Current C.V. URL

www.ess.washington.edu/ess/people/cv/Sletten_Ron_CV.pdf

In the News

Mars surface feature

http://www.universetoday.com/99890/scientist-explains-the-weird-shiny-thing-on-mars/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2277978/Nothing-Nasa-scientists-claim-shiny-object-spotted-Mars-surface-merely-result-natural-wind-erosion.html

http://www.marsdaily.com/reports/Mars_Rock_Takes_Unusual_Form_999.html

http://www.astrobio.net/pressrelease/5327/scientists-explain-shiny-object-on-mars

http://www.seattlepi.com/national/article/Contrarian-moment-Wait-what-are-we-doing-to-Mars-4286355.php

http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_02_21/NASA-publishes-first-pictures-of-Martian-door-knob/

About a dozen references to my comments on the Mima mounds

http://news.yahoo.com/great-pyramids-gophers-mima-mound-mystery-solved-190528446.html