Earth science Lectures

Earth System Science 1: Intro to ESS. Lecture 1. Introduction and the Scientific Method

UCI ESS 1: Introduction to Earth System Science (Fall 2013)
Lec 01. Introduction to Earth System Science -- Introduction and the Scientific Method --
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Description: Earth System Science covers the following topics: the origin and evolution of the Earth, atmosphere, oceans, perspective of biogeochemical cycles, energy use, and human impacts on the Earth system.

Recorded on September 27, 2013

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Earth Science Chapter 1 Lecture

Chapter 3 Lecture from The Good Earth, Introduction to Earth Science written by David McConnell and David Steer, published by McGraw Hill.

Geology 1 (The Science of Geology)

Introductory lecture to Physical Geology.

Earth System Science 1: Intro to ESS. Lecture 5. Plate Tectonics

UCI ESS 1: Introduction to Earth System Science (Fall 2013)
Lec 05. Introduction to Earth System Science -- Plate Tectonics --
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Description: Earth System Science covers the following topics: the origin and evolution of the Earth, atmosphere, oceans, perspective of biogeochemical cycles, energy use, and human impacts on the Earth system.

Recorded October 7, 2013.

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Earth System Science 1: Intro to ESS. Lecture 9. The Rock Cycle and the Geological Timescale

UCI ESS 1: Introduction to Earth System Science (Fall 2013)
Lec 09. Introduction to Earth System Science -- The Rock Cycle and the Geological Timescale --
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Description: Earth System Science covers the following topics: the origin and evolution of the Earth, atmosphere, oceans, perspective of biogeochemical cycles, energy use, and human impacts on the Earth system.

Recorded October 16, 2013.

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Earth System Science 1: Intro to ESS. Lecture 10. Atmosphere Formation and Evolution

UCI ESS 1: Introduction to Earth System Science (Fall 2013)
Lec 10. Introduction to Earth System Science -- Atmosphere Formation and Evolution --
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Description: Earth System Science covers the following topics: the origin and evolution of the Earth, atmosphere, oceans, perspective of biogeochemical cycles, energy use, and human impacts on the Earth system.

Recorded on October 18, 2013.

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Rasikh Barkat, Lecture, Oceanography, Global Circulation of Ocean Currents/Water

Learn Global Circulation of Ocean Currents (Water). A lecture helpful for CSIR/UGC NET/JRF and UPSC aspirants...

Interior of the Earth: 3 Divisions and 5 Discontinuities

Crust, Mantle and Core are the 3 main divisions of the interior of the earth that are discussed in this video by Dr. Manishika Jain. The 5 discontinuities that are discussed includes:
Conard Discontinuity (Between Outer & Inner Crust)
Mohorovicic Discontinuity (Between Crust & Mantle)
Repetiti Discontinuity (Between Outer & Inner Mantle)
Weichart-Gutenburg Discontinuity (Between Mantle & Core)
Lehmann Discontinuity (Between Outer & Inner Core)
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Introduction to Earth Science

This HD dramatic video choreographed to powerful music introduces the viewer/student to the wonder of Earth Science. It is designed as a motivational trailer to be shown in classrooms by Earth Science and Physical Science teachers in middle, high school and college as a visual Introduction to the beauty and complexity of the planet Earth.

Music is Imperatrix Mundi by Jo Blankenburg

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Environmental Earth Science Unit 1 - Lecture 1

An Intro to Environmental Earth Science

Earth System Science 1: Intro to ESS. Lecture 7. Earthquakes

UCI ESS 1: Introduction to Earth System Science (Fall 2013)
Lec 07. Introduction to Earth System Science -- Earthquakes --
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Description: Earth System Science covers the following topics: the origin and evolution of the Earth, atmosphere, oceans, perspective of biogeochemical cycles, energy use, and human impacts on the Earth system.

Recorded October 11, 2013.

Required attribution: Ferguson, Julie. Introduction to Earth System Science 1 (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [Access date]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 United States License. (

GEOLOGY The Story of the Earth. Lecture 4

Geological History of Earth in 8 Lectures

Science Lecture Series UC Riverside Jan 12, 2017 - How Earth’s Past Guides NASA’s Search for Life

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Earth System Science 1: Intro to ESS. Lecture 3. Our Solar System and Universe

UCI ESS 1: Introduction to Earth System Science (Fall 2013)
Lec 03. Introduction to Earth System Science -- Our Solar System and Universe --
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Description: Earth System Science covers the following topics: the origin and evolution of the Earth, atmosphere, oceans, perspective of biogeochemical cycles, energy use, and human impacts on the Earth system.

Recorded October 2, 2013.

Required attribution: Ferguson, Julie. Introduction to Earth System Science 1 (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [Access date]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 United States License. (

London Lecture: Earth Vs Venus_ November 2017

Why Earth developed into the crucible of life, and Venus into a hostile wasteland

The present-day differences in the expression and intensity of volcanism on the planets of the inner solar system serves a testament to the dynamic nature of planetary formation and evolution. For example, Earth and Venus are colloquially referred to as sister planets because of their similar size and composition. However, their contrasting volcanology, atmospheric mass and chemistry, climate, and geomorphology are striking.
In short, the Venusian atmosphere and surface contains five orders of magnitude less water than Earth and the average surface temperature on Venus is 460 °C. In addition, Venus is a relatively flat planet, where only 2% of the surface is shows any appreciable topography. Earth, by contrast, has a wet and cold surface with a bimodal topography (e.g. orogenic belts and ocean basins). Suffice to say, these are not identical siblings.
Here I will show how we can combine data from rock-deformation experiments with the chemistry of the Venusian and Terrestrial atmospheres to explain the flatness and relative volcanic quiescence of Venus. In short, I will outline why Earth developed into the crucible of life, and Venus into a hostile wasteland.
Speaker

Sami Mikhail (University of St Andrew's)
Dr. Mikhail is a lecturer in Earth Sciences at the University of St Andrews (since May 2015), after spending two years as a Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Geophysical Laboratory (Washington DC, USA) and a couple of postdoctoral positions at the Universities of Bristol and Edinburgh (UK).
Prior to this Dr. Mikhail gained an BSc in Geology from Kingston University (2006), an MSc in Isotope Geochemistry from Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (2007) and a PhD on the origin of diamond-forming carbon at University College London (2011).
The motivation behind Dr. Mikhail’s research is to understand how the interior of a planet affects and controls the composition of its surface and to long-term habitability. Dr. Mikhail’s approach combines investigations of natural samples with high-pressure and -temperature experiments and theoretical models.
Dr. Mikhail has worked on diverse projects such as the source of Icelandic volcanism, diamond-formation in the deep Earth, and more recently, on linking mantle processes to atmospheric chemistry on Earth, Mars, and Venus.

Lecture Tutorials in Earth Science

Earth System Science 1: Intro to ESS. Lecture 8. Volcanoes

UCI ESS 1: Introduction to Earth System Science (Fall 2013)
Lec 08. Introduction to Earth System Science -- Volcanoes --
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Description: Earth System Science covers the following topics: the origin and evolution of the Earth, atmosphere, oceans, perspective of biogeochemical cycles, energy use, and human impacts on the Earth system.

Recorded October 14, 2013.

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Lecture Tutorials in Earth Science

Earth System Science 1: Intro to ESS. Lecture 17. Oceans, Part I.

UCI ESS 1: Introduction to Earth System Science (Fall 2013)
Lec 17. Introduction to Earth System Science -- Oceans -- Part 1
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Description: Earth System Science covers the following topics: the origin and evolution of the Earth, atmosphere, oceans, perspective of biogeochemical cycles, energy use, and human impacts on the Earth system.

Recorded November 6, 2013.

Required attribution: Ferguson, Julie. Introduction to Earth System Science 1 (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [Access date]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 United States License. (

Earth Science Chapter 2 Lecture

Chapter 3 Lecture from The Good Earth, Introduction to Earth Science written by David McConnell and David Steer, published by McGraw Hill.

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