Yale Professors, Lecturers and distinguished guests touch on topics in geology, geophysics and paleontology.
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.
Fossils of Soft-Bodied Aquatic Animals Analyzed
Jakob Vinther and Derek Briggs discuss exceptional fossils that preserve soft body tissues of ancient aquatic animals.
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.
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.
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.