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The Geologic History of Colorado by the Interactive Geology Project | #COgeology #video

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A Brief History of Colorado Through Time from Interactive Geology Project on Vimeo.

This 25-minute movie illustrates the geologic evolution of Colorado through time, and was used to introduced the AAPG Conference in Denver in May of 2015. This movie is part of the outreach by the Interactive Geology Project of the University of Colorado Boulder in which scientifiaclly accurate digital animations and interactive displays are created for public outreach in schools, museums, national parks, and the general public. Their collection of other Vimeo work may be found here. or in their video library. All media used in this movie was available under Creative Commons licenses, in the public domain, or used with permission by the creator.

Watch a #Dinosaur Expert React to Dinosaur #Movies | @NYMag

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From New York Magazine's Vulture video series, Dr. Paul Olsen from Columbia University critiques dinosaur clips from Hollywood in this 7:43 video.

Paleobiology Database Navigator Introduction | Dr. Phoebe Cohen, Williams College @GeoSciTweeps

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A 7:39 video intoducing the navigation and use of filters in this online database at PBDB Navigator.


The Weight of Mountains | Studiocanoe

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This is a short film about the processes by which mountains are created and eventually destroyed. It is based upon the work of a British geographer L. Dudley Stamp, and was shot in Iceland.

Colors of Change | See How NASA Helped An Artist Create Stunning Drawings of Glaciers through Operation IceBridge

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Art, culture and science meet to study climate change

Artist Zaria Forman joined NASA scientists in 2017 on Operation IceBridge . Operation IceBridge measures annual changes in the thickness of Greenland's ice sheet to better understand the global climate systems' effect on polar regions. The team's measurements enable them to calculate glacier discharge speeds that could predict increases in sea levels.

The artist photographs the ice sheet from above which then inspires her art.

National Geographic offers a shorter version (10:19) as part of their Short Film Showcase. 

The girl who helped discover #dinosaurs | Mary Anning #video | @bbcideas

Part of the unsung heroine series by BBC Ideas. The 3;31 video is "The story of Mary Anning - told in a beautiful animation using sand from the beach where she lived and worked." (By Infocandy. Music by Alexandra Harwood. 18 June 2018)

This ancient climate catastrophe is our best clue about Earth’s future | @washingtonpost | #PETM #climatechange

Scott Wing from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is interviewed (including video) about his work in the Bignorn Basin (WY) and how fossil leaves reveal the last time the Eartth became really hot, really fast 56 mya at the Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM)