Lockdown Walks - The Mysteries of Ice"On Earth when it snows, it snows crystallised water lava." Um, what? Intrigued? Join us on this chilly lockdown walk, as geologist Dr Brooke Johnson reveals some of the mysteries of ice, and tells us about the planets where snow falls as diamonds!
Planet Earth Podcasts from NERC
An archive of Planet Earth podcasts from the Natural Environment Research Council will be made available from Spring 2017, and can be downloaded here: just follow the link below.
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Talk by David Pyle about volcanism, climate and society
Watch Oxford scientist David Pyle give a talk on feedbacks and sensititivies in relation to volcanism, climate and society. Follow the link below:
Our mysterious ocean floor
Oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth's surface, yet only 15% of the ocean floor has been mapped in detail. Much remains unknown, including the location of potentially hundreds of thousands of seamounts, which can be hazardous to navigation. Scientists at the University of Oxford are working with others to compile the most comprehensive...
Using your science to understand volcanic eruptionsVolcanoes are present across the Earth, from the barren wastes of Antarctica to densely populated regions in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and are both spectacular and deadly. But what makes a volcano erupt, and how deadly might that eruption be? By creating a mini-...
Monitoring the Santorini volcano
Underwater Volcano Disaster
This animation is set in the Calabrian arc of southern Italy, near the well known volcano, Stromboli. Stomboli is the most active volcano in Europe and has been exploding on-and-off for at least the past thousand years. Processes like those that we show here occur in every subduction zone, where one tectonic plate sinks beneath another, and the...
'The Magical Microscopic World of Magma' talk by David Pyle
Oxford scientist David Pyle gives a talk on the magical microscopic world of magma as part of Science Week. Follow the link below:
Lectures from the Oxford Earth Sciences Department
Learn about the fascinating topics being studied in the Earth Sciences department - from meteor impacts, to climate change, to the formation of planetary systems. Click the link below to access a series of 9 lectures on diverse topics: