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Geoblogosphere weekly review (16th week of 2016, last week)


Most active blogs:
  1. State of the Planet (9 posts)
  2. Gunnars Geo-Blog (8 posts)
  3. AGU Meetings (6 posts)
  4. Koprolitos (5 posts)
  5. Geotripper (4 posts)
  6. Geology in the West Country (4 posts)
  7. The Landslide Blog (4 posts)
  8. Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal (4 posts)
  9. Views of the Mahantango (4 posts)
  10. Arizona Geology (3 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. State of the Planet (218 visits)
  2. Gunnars Geo-Blog (213 visits)
  3. Geotripper (185 visits)
  4. AGU Meetings (148 visits)
  5. Koprolitos (134 visits)
  6. Views of the Mahantango (129 visits)
  7. The Landslide Blog (127 visits)
  8. Arizona Geology (115 visits)
  9. Paleoseismicity (112 visits)
  10. Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal (110 visits)


Top keywords:
  1. time (7)
  2. Image (5)
  3. world (4)
  4. New York (4)
  5. Bois d'Arc formation (4)
  6. General Earth Institute (4)
  7. Clarita (3)
  8. tsunami (3)
  9. science (3)
  10. Helderberg fauna (3)
Top places:
  1. Los Angeles (5)
  2. France (4)
  3. Helderberg (3)
  4. Comoros (3)
  5. London (3)
  6. Death Valley (3)
  7. la Zona (3)
  8. Kalkberg (3)
  9. Paris (3)
  10. Germany (3)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Devonian (4)
  2. Jurassic (3)
  3. Cretaceous (2)
  4. Neogene (2)
  5. Quaternary (2)
  6. Ordovician (1)
  7. Cenozoic (1)
  8. Paleozoic (1)
  9. Mesozoic (1)
  10. Cambrian (1)


The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

New papers on paleoseismology, tsunami, and active tectonics (Apr 2016)

Paleoseismicity [2016-04-10 16:25:27]   recommend this post  (74 visits)
This is the April edition of my paper round-up. Today I recommend papers on high-resolution topography data, fault mechanics, earthquake environmental/archaeological effects (liquefaction, rotated objects, landslides), Quaternary dating, a fault [...]

Living the Dream, Day 5 – Granite Gorge and The Great Unknown

WATCH FOR ROCKS - Travels of a Sharp-Eyed Geologist [2016-04-10 00:05:47]   recommend this post  (68 visits)
We huddle together, this early May day, on a 12–person (14, if you include the guides) inflatable J–rig party boat that glides through the rapids with relative ease. We are ready for whatever thrill these cold riffles and rapids offer, so [...]

Streptelasma (Enterolasma) strictum ? coral from the Bois D'Arc formation of Oklahoma.

Views of the Mahantango [2016-04-10 09:01:00]   recommend this post  (66 visits)
I can't find very much info on the corals that are found within the Bois D'Arc formation so I have been comparing what I found with similar examples from the Kalkberg formation of New York which is of equivalent age. I found numerous examples of a [...]

Flowers, Folds, and Floods on the Way to Yosemite

Geotripper [2016-04-11 00:19:00]   recommend this post  (64 visits)
So this thing happened yesterday. California, despite near-normal amounts of precipitation this year, is still in the grip of a long-term drought. The first part of March was wet, but for the last three weeks the rain ceased entirely, like someone [...]

Another Use for Old Blasting Wire

Louisville Area Fossils [2016-04-16 13:59:00]   recommend this post  (62 visits)
Years ago I was invited to look for fossils at a construction site where they had been doing some blasting. Among the rubble, I would find some tangled wire where the crew had set charges to break up the limestone so the area could be excavated. [...]

Small quake in Intermountain Seismic Belt south of Utah

Arizona Geology [2016-04-16 18:06:00]   recommend this post  (61 visits)
A small earthquake, magnitude 2.0 hit in the midst of the active faults of the Intermountain Seismic Belt at 4:28 a.m. Friday morning, just south of the Utah border.  This does not appear to be related to the earthquake swarm of the past couple of [...]

The Richest Mineral Resources in Death Valley: Isolation and Gullibility

Geotripper [2016-04-15 06:15:00]   recommend this post  (61 visits)
A great many dreams lie broken in the rock and gravel expanses of Death Valley National Park. The California Gold Rush had brought hundreds of thousands of people to the state in the 1850s, and though few of them ever actually became rich, there was [...]

Moar Magnificent Mount St. Helens Photos For Your Viewing Pleasure

Rosetta Stones [2016-04-10 09:00:00]   recommend this post  (59 visits)
We continue our journey through the USGS database full of delicious Mount St. Helens photos. Today, I have a fine selection spanning before, during, and after the May 18 1980 eruption. Enjoy! -- Read more on

Scientific Conferences on a Budget

The Way of the Geophysicist [2016-04-10 16:36:36]   recommend this post  (57 visits)
Conferences are an important part of the world of science and technology. We get to publish preliminary results and bounce them off of our colleagues (or sometimes strongest competitors). It’s time for networking and also helps to take a break [...]

The Tyndall Glacier landslide: images from the University of Alaska Fairbanks

The Landslide Blog [2016-04-11 10:21:28]   recommend this post  (48 visits)
Chris Larsen from the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks has released a set of aerial images of last year's Tyndall Glacier landslide and tsunami in Taan Fjord in Alaska. This was the largest historic landslide in North [...] | Impressum