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  • GeoFORCE - Changing Lives Since 2005

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    GeoFORCE introduces young people from minority and historically underserved populations to the geosciences and guides them through their education. It’s a remarkably successful program that changes lives and helps provide a diverse workforce to a growing field. For the full version of the video: Show less
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    • Chicxulub Impact Simulation - Duration: 31 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      A computer model simulating how an asteroid impact formed the Chicxulub crater. The light grey represents the Earth's crust. The dark grey represents the upper mantle.

      Credit: Gareth Collins, Imp...
    • Earth is Calling - Duration: 4 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      An inspiring look at careers in geosciences for high school students. Learn more at
    • Antarctic Ice Shelf Tearing Apart at the Seams - Duration: 35 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      In this series of Landsat images of the outer edge of Pine Island Glacier from 1972 to 2011, you can see how the coastline (red line) advances seaward (to the left), then shifts back inland as larg...
    • New Stash of Ice Age Fossils - Duration: 4 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      A quarrying accident in West Texas leads to the discovery of a new cave and a stash of fossil bones from the ice ages. Produced by Marc Airhart in 2013.
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    • Animation: CT Scan Reconstruction of Ancient Mollusk - Duration: 49 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      This animation shows how a CT scan was used to recreate the spines and plate structure of a 390 million year old fossil mollusk, a multiplacaphoran. The animation was created by Ryan Carney of Brow...
    • Hidden World - Duration: 4 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Geologist and photographer Peter Flaig takes us on a tour of some of the geological wonders of Antarctica. Produced by Marc Airhart in 2011.
    • The Secrets of Caves - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are studying cave formations for clues to past -- and future -- droughts in central Texas. Special thanks to graduate student Richard Casteel. Produ...
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    • Fueling the Future: The Search for Methane Hydrate (full version) - Duration: 8 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      In May 2017 a group of researchers led by the University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences took to the Gulf of Mexico to retrieve samples of methane hydrate, a potential future fuel ...
    • Europa's "Great Lake" - Duration: 33 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      Scientists find evidence for a "Great Lake" on Jupiter's moon Europa and a potential new habitat for life beyond Earth. This video animation shows how vast lakes form below the surface of Europa's ...
    • Wind Driving Warm Water Under East Antarctica's Totten Glacier Ice Shelf - Duration: 24 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Wind over the ocean off the coast of East Antarctica causes warm, deep waters (represented in yellow) to upwell, circulate under Totten Ice Shelf, and melt the fringes of the East Antarctic ice she...
    • Scott's Hut - Duration: 4 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      A photographer/geologist takes us on a tour of Robert Scott's hut in Antarctica that looks and smells just as it did a century ago when it sat silently waiting for explorers who never returned. Pro...
    • Marine Geology and Geophysics Field Course - Duration: 5 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      Each Maymester the Jackson School of Geosciences offers a field course designed to provide hands-on instruction for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students in the collection and processing ...
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