USGS Evening Public Lecture Series

2002 Video Archive

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Note: The ability to view lectures online started in March and technical issues prevented archives for April and May.

January 31, 2002

The 1915 Eruptions at Lassen Peak, California

A geologic and volcanic detective story

By Robert L. Christiansen, Research Geologist
Flyer: jan02flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)

February 21, 2002

Secrets of a Frozen World Science and life in Antarctica

Science and life in Antarctica

By Arthur B.Ford, Geologist and Polar Wanderer, Author of Encyclopedia Britannica article on Antarctica

Flyer: feb02flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)

March 28, 2002

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The catastrophic decline of the desert tortoise in California

Kristin H. Berry, Desert Ecologist

Flyer: mar02flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)

April 25, 2002

The Perilous Geography of Petroleum
Issues concerning the supply, uneven distribution, and use of oil and gas

By Donald L. Gautier, Geologist

Flyer: apr02flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

May 30, 2002

Deciphering Geology from Space
Clues from Satellite Imagery of Faults, Fold Belts, and Volcanoes

By Michael J. Rymer, Geologist

Flyer: may02flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

June 27, 2002

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Finding Elusive Earthquake Faults
New Mapping Techniques Reveal Potential Seismic Sources Beneath Seattle

By Richard J. Blakely, Geophysicist and Ralph A. Haugerud, Geologist

Flyer: jun02flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

July 25, 2002

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Beyond the Golden Gate
Oceanography, Geology, Biology, and Environmental Issues In The Gulf of the Farallones

by Herman A. Karl, Marine Geologist, and Edward Ueber, Director, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

Flyer: jul02flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

August 29, 2002

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Revealing the Hidden World Beneath Monterey Bay
Explore the diverse features on and below the sea floor in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

by Steve Eittreim, Marine Geologist

Flyer: aug02flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

September 26, 2002

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Healing the Redwood Creek Watershed
Successes and Failures in a Large-scale Watershed Restoration Program

by Mary Ann Madej, Geologist

Flyer: sep02flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

October 24, 2002

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Plumbing the Mysteries of the San Andreas Fault
Deep Drilling to Test Fundamental Theories About Faulting and Earthquakes

By Stephen H. Hickman, Geophysicist

Flyer: oct02flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

November 21, 2002

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What is a Butterfly Worth?
Challenge of Making Economic Estimates for Biodiversity

by Alicia Torregrosa, Geographer and Ecologist

Flyer: nov02flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

December 12, 2002

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Hawai`i's Volcanoes--- Never a Dull Moment !
20 Years of Eruption at Kilauea and Waiting for Mauna Loa

by Don Swanson,Volcanologist, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Flyer: dec02flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

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