Charles Lyell, a British lawyer turned geologist, was the first prominent Western thinker to establish that small geologic processes (like rainfall) accomplish big things
Robert Simpson – co-inventor of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Potential Damage Scale – developed a lifelong interest in hurricanes after a strong one struck his
Tetsuya Fujita is best known for his tornado scale and research into thunderstorms and downbursts. He also did a lot of public outreach and has
Okay – Edwin Laurentine Drake was not a trained geoscientist, but he is the reason many people still choose geology as a profession. Yet, in
It’s easy to tell middle and high school students that “scientists say ‘seeing is believing’” while “non-scientists say ‘believing is seeing.’” That’s not incorrect.
Testing Harrison Schmidt