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Science Buzz Cafe # 443 Catastrophism & Earthquakes: Extreme Geologic Events w/Richard Ely – Geology Dude
Richard will discuss some of the most extreme geologic events known to earth scientists. Included will be descriptions of the largest known earthquakes, fault movements, volcanic eruptions, landslides, tsunamis, rainstorms, climate changes, mass extinctions and geomagnetic storms. What can we expect locally? What questions do you have? Ask a geologist.
Chocolate rewards will be in the room.
Richard Ely is a consulting geologist with a lifelong history of interest in paleogeography. He has worked as an environmental geologist in Sonoma County evaluating and cleaning up contaminated sites and
was educated at Cornell University as well as the University of Illinois. In an earlier phase of his career he specialized in regional scale seismo-tectonic (earthquake hazard) studies for critical structures. He has long-standing interests in landscape evolution, paleogeography, cosmology, archaeology and ancient history.