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Will a Magnetic Pole Shift Mean the End of the World?

Will a Magnetic Pole Shift Mean the End of the World?

Why a sudden reversal of your compass to point South is part of a natural phenomenon.

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Grant to Study Earth Systems

Grant to Study Earth Systems

The National Science Foundation awarded a team of researchers, including David Bercovici, a $4.97 million grant to fund a research project studying Earth’s development in terms of the interactions between major components of Earth’s geological system.

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Life on the Frontier: Joe Greenberg, B.S. ’83

Life on the Frontier: Joe Greenberg, B.S. ’83

Joe Greenberg ’83 graduated with a degree in Geology and Geophysics and is now the president of the Alta Resources LLC, a company on the frontier of the oil and gas industry.

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Massive Rotation of Gondwana

Massive Rotation of Gondwana

A recent discovery by Yale geologists has ignited interest in a contentious geological theory. The theory of true polar wander, once a competitor with drift theory to explain continental motions, had been cast aside for many years. Discussion of this

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Yale Geophysicist Wins Guggenheim

Yale Geophysicist Wins Guggenheim

Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually to artists and scientists whose accomplishments in their fields show great promise for the future. Among the 180 selected fellows this year, one of the twenty-one in the natural sciences was Yale’s A.M. Bateman Professor

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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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