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Geoblogosphere weekly review (13th week of 2010, 820 weeks ago)

Blogs:

Most active blogs:
  1. Geology.com News (40 posts)
  2. State of the Planet (35 posts)
  3. Geology News (18 posts)
  4. The Dragon’s Tales (15 posts)
  5. Laelaps (12 posts)
  6. Ontario-geofish (11 posts)
  7. drip | david’s really interesting pages... (11 posts)
  8. The Volcanism Blog (10 posts)
  9. Gunnars Geo-Blog (9 posts)
  10. James’ Empty Blog (9 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. Mente et Malleo (5904 visits)
  2. Cryology and Co. (666 visits)
  3. Geology.com News (643 visits)
  4. State of the Planet (410 visits)
  5. Highly Allochthonous (305 visits)
  6. Dinosaur Tracking (295 visits)
  7. I think mining (242 visits)
  8. Through the Sandglass (233 visits)
  9. kreidefossilien.de (224 visits)
  10. Reporting on a Revolution (217 visits)

Topics:

Top keywords:
  1. geology (27)
  2. blog (20)
  3. dinosaurs (16)
  4. dinosaur (13)
  5. science (13)
  6. million years (11)
  7. fossils (11)
  8. nasa (11)
  9. google (10)
  10. wikipedia (10)
Top places:
  1. Iceland (23)
  2. United States (13)
  3. Utah (10)
  4. Chile (10)
  5. New Jersey (9)
  6. Columbia University (9)
  7. Eyjafjallajökull (8)
  8. Africa (8)
  9. Haiti (7)
  10. Portugal (7)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Cretaceous (8)
  2. Triassic (8)
  3. Jurassic (8)
  4. Cambrian (6)
  5. Quaternary (4)
  6. Ordovician (4)
  7. Paleogene (4)
  8. Mesozoic (3)
  9. Neogene (2)
  10. Paleozoic (1)

Posts:

The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

Update zum Ausbruch des Eyjafjallajökull

Mente et Malleo [2010-03-26 19:26:08]   1 recommendations  (5884 visits)
Satellitenaufnahme des Ausbruches. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory   Am 20. März 2010 erwachte der Vulkan Eyjafjallajökull nach 190 Jahren der Ruhe erneut zum Leben. Nachdem sich das Wetter gebessert hatte, gelang am 24. [...]

Understanding Climate’s Influence on Human Evolution

Cryology and Co. [2010-03-25 22:30:00]   recommend this post  (650 visits)
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Seitaad ruessi, the “Sand Monster” of the Navajo Sandstone

Dinosaur Tracking [2010-03-24 16:18:14]   recommend this post  (243 visits)
Even though the first dinosaurs had evolved by 228 million years ago, it was not until the early Jurassic (about 201 million to 176 million years ago) that they were established as the dominant large vertebrates on land. It was during this time that [...]

Coca Production, Deforestation and Climate Change

State of the Planet [2010-03-24 19:46:59]   recommend this post  (234 visits)
By Elisa Botero* Colombia is the number one cocaine producer in the world. Hundreds of hectares of coca bush, the main component of cocaine, are planted each year to produce this popular recreational drug, consumed mainly in Europe and North [...]

The New “Oil Shales”

Geology.com News [2010-03-22 07:30:45]   recommend this post  (220 visits)
Shale has been hot in the news over the past few years because of the numerous natural gas plays in the United States and other countries. Some believe that oil from shale will be the next big wave in the news with the Niobrara Shale of Colorado, [...]

Sex, Opera, and Weekend Mining

I think mining [2010-03-22 05:44:24]   recommend this post  (217 visits)
The weekend is past.  Saturday we went to see the Met Opera Simon Boccanegra.  No overt sex, but lots of innuendo tantamount to incest.  Then there was intrigue, revolt, and regicide.   Tonight, we watched Partenope, a Handel opera; as I have [...]

Roman construction standards: sandstone, cross-bedding, concrete - and tafoni again

Through the Sandglass [2010-03-22 09:00:00]   recommend this post  (216 visits)
As our group stood in the rain in the great arena of the stunning Roman amphitheatre at El Jem in Tunisia, guess who volunteered the fact that "arena" is the Latin for "sand", reflecting its capacity for soaking up

Galerie: Bryozoa

kreidefossilien.de [2010-03-26 22:53:44]   recommend this post  (212 visits)

Research Blogging likes us

Highly Allochthonous [2010-03-24 00:15:00]   recommend this post  (208 visits)
When the winners of the 2010 Research Blogging Awards were announced earlier today, it was no surprise that Ed Yong deservedly won big or that Bora was crowned king of the Tweeters. However, it was a bit more of a surprise to discover that Highly [...]

Tracing Geology Back To Copernicus

Reporting on a Revolution [2010-03-23 08:16:00]   recommend this post  (202 visits)
Walter Alvarez and Henrique Leitao argue in a paper in Geology that the geological revolution began not with James Hutton and other geologists in the 18th century but centuries earlier with Copernicus: We offer a new interpretation of the [...]
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