Apr. 11, 2018—Before the Industrial Age, the Mississippi Delta grew at a rate of two to three square miles per year, suggesting that, even with current reclamation efforts, it is unlikely that it will be possible to offset the current rate of loss--15 to 20 square miles per year
Oct. 20, 2015—A new "geospeedometer" that can measure the amount of time between the formation of an explosive magma melt and an eruption confirms that the process took less than 500 years in several ancient super-eruptions.
Mar. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt students will give visitors a glimpse of Tennessee’s ancient past April 4 by guiding fossil hunts, identifying fossils and giving presentations and guided tours.
Feb. 23, 2015—Researchers have reconstructed the climate in the Western United States 21,000 years ago and are using the data to improve climate models that forecast future precipitation patterns.
Sep. 29, 2014—In the latest VUCast: A Vanderbilt astronomer looks at how different religions may handle alien life; why early Earth may not have been as “hellish” as first thought; and check out the national baseball championship bling! Watch now.
Sep. 15, 2014—Conditions on Earth in its first 500 million years may have been cool enough to form oceans of water instead of being hellishly hot.
Feb. 22, 2012—Clouds and temperatures in the 50s on a Saturday afternoon were the perfect backdrop for a delightful geology walk with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Feb. 18 at Percy Warner Park. Molly Miller, professor of earth and environmental sciences at Vanderbilt, accompanied by Anne Choquette, a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, led more than 200...
Feb. 3, 2012—The geology walk through Percy Warner Park’s Mossy Ridge Trail scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, has been POSTPONED due to a forecast of inclement weather. The walk was to feature Vanderbilt Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Molly Miller; Anne Choquette, a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey; and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. The walk will be...
Jan. 26, 2012—NOTE: The geology walk planned for Feb. 4 has been POSTPONED due to a forecast of inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled for a later date. Earth and environmental sciences professor Molly Miller and Anne Choquette, a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, will lead a one-mile walk through Percy Warner Park’s Mossy Ridge...