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Yale Professors, Lecturers and distinguished guests touch on topics in geology, geophysics and paleontology.

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Yale Professors, Lecturers and distinguished guests touch on topics in geology, geophysics and paleontology.

    How Convection Drives Weather

    How Convection Drives Weather

    David Bercovici, Professor and Chair of Geology and Geophysics at Yale discusses how convection drives "weather" in the Earth's core,mantle, oceans, atmosphere and in the Sun.

    • 7 min
    Fossils of Soft-Bodied Aquatic Animals Analyzed

    Fossils of Soft-Bodied Aquatic Animals Analyzed

    Jakob Vinther and Derek Briggs discuss exceptional fossils that preserve soft body tissues of ancient aquatic animals.

    • 14 min
    Discovering "Dakota": A Dinosaur Mummy Unearthed

    Discovering "Dakota": A Dinosaur Mummy Unearthed

    Tyler Lyson, graduate student in the Department of Geology and Geophysics discusses the discovery, excavation and study of a dinosaur mummy.

    • 14 min
    Earthshaking Quakes: From Haiti to a Maine Backyard

    Earthshaking Quakes: From Haiti to a Maine Backyard

    Yale seismologist Maureen Long breaks down the wheres, whys and hows of one of the most formidable natural phenomena on the planet, and discusses recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile.

    • 12 min
    The Evolution of the Study of Geology

    The Evolution of the Study of Geology

    Dr. John Suppe, the Blair Professor of Geology at Princeton University, speaking at Yale on the occasion of being awarded the Wilbur Cross Medal by the Yale Graduate School. Mr. Suppe earned his PHD from Yale in 1969.

    • 16 min

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