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Earthquakes occur all over the world. Hear from scientists who study this branch of science.

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Earthquakes occur all over the world. Hear from scientists who study this branch of science.

    Archives of the Scripps Geologic Collections: From Stone Bowls to Unsuspected Superheroes

    Archives of the Scripps Geologic Collections: From Stone Bowls to Unsuspected Superheroes

    Scripps Geological Collections are an important cornerstone of Scripps Oceanography's invaluable scientific collections. Join collections manager Alex Hangsterfer and curator Richard Norris as they reveal the treasure trove of samples housed at Scripps. Hear some of the fascinating stories behind how these samples were collected and learn about the incredible variety of investigations that they enable from plate tectonics to earthquakes to archaeology. Series: "Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series" [Science] [Show ID: 33841]

    • 58 min
    Imagine America without Los Angeles: Applying Science to Understand the Vulnerability of Modern Society to Natural Disasters

    Imagine America without Los Angeles: Applying Science to Understand the Vulnerability of Modern Society to Natural Disasters

    Although many recent advances, such as building codes and construction techniques, have reduced some aspects of risk to natural disasters, other features of modern society— including population density and the networking of transportation, power facilities, and communications systems—have led to increased vulnerability in California and beyond. Lucy Jones, Science Advisor for Risk Reduction, U.S. Geological Survey, discusses and answers questions about interdisciplinary research to measure the vulnerabilities of modern society and ways to increase society’s ability to respond to future events. Series: "UC Berkeley Graduate Lectures" [Science] [Show ID: 30175]

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Science Natural Disasters and Public Education with Lucy Jones - Conversations with History

    Science Natural Disasters and Public Education with Lucy Jones - Conversations with History

    Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes seismologist Lucy Jones for a discussion of science, natural disasters and public education. Topics covered: the trajectory of her career, attributes of a scientist, earthquake prediction, science education, and effective communication between scientists and the public. The conversation concludes with lessons learned. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 30204]

    • 57 min
    The Really Big One

    The Really Big One

    Most people think that in the United States, the area around the San Andreas Fault poses the highest risk for a large earthquake. But the risk for a "great earthquake" and tsunami is highest in the Pacific Northwest. Join seismologist Diego Melgar and learn about the risks, the geologic forces behind the potential for a truly massive U.S. earthquake, and efforts underway to build warning systems for the western U.S. Series: "Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series" [Science] [Show ID: 29994]

    • 51 min
    Home Preparedness in Earthquake Country

    Home Preparedness in Earthquake Country

    If you live with the potential of earthquakes it is important to be prepared. Matthew Springer, UCSF Professor of Medicine, gives specific strategies about how to secure your home, yourself and your pets. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 29289]

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Computer Simulations of Earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area

    Computer Simulations of Earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area

    Computer simulations of earthquake shaking can provide valuable information on the expected intensity of shaking from earthquakes. Arthur Rodgers, a seismologist/geophysicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, covers seismic hazard in the Bay Area, describes computer simulations of past and possible future earthquakes and looks at the physics that underlies the numerical methods. Series: "Lawrence Livermore National Lab Science on Saturday" [Science] [Show ID: 29612]

    • 56 min

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