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Cyclones in Global Warming

Cyclones in Global Warming

Recent work by Dr. Christopher Brierley suggests that tropical cyclones could have effects on climate that current models do not account for.

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Big Plates, Small Steps: Earthquakes and What We Can Do

Big Plates, Small Steps: Earthquakes and What We Can Do

   Death From Below At 4:53 PM on January 12, 2010, Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, began to shake. Within minutes, much of the city had collapsed under the force of the tremors. The event eventually left over 110,000 people

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Professor Awarded Moore Medal for Excellence in Paleontology

Professor Awarded Moore Medal for Excellence in Paleontology

Leo Hickey, Professor of Geology & Geophys­ics and Biology, attended the 2009 President’s Reception and Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) to receive the Raymond C. Moore Medal.

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An Inconvenient Truth, A Surprisingly Convenient Solution

An Inconvenient Truth, A Surprisingly Convenient Solution

Seeking potential methods of reducing carbon emissions, Yale professors in the Geology and Geophysics Department are studying some of the questions raised with the development of carbon sequestration techniques.

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Thermal Cracking- A Driving Factor in Plate Tectonics?

Plate tectonics on Earth has long been regarded as a somewhat puzzling phenomenon. Why is Earth’s lithosphere – the outer crust and the cold part of the upper mantle – divided into several massive plates that drift over the globe?

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