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Geoblogosphere weekly review (48th week of 2012, 602 weeks ago)


Most active blogs:
  1. News (18 posts)
  2. Koprolitos (11 posts)
  3. Arizona Geology (10 posts)
  4. The Dragon’s Tales (9 posts)
  5. Tierra de Dinosaurios (8 posts)
  6. Geology News (7 posts)
  7. Wry Heat (7 posts)
  8. JOIDES Resolution blogs (7 posts)
  9. PALEONTOGRAFIA: Paleontologia em evidência (7 posts)
  10. Mountain Beltway (7 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. News (1224 visits)
  2. Through the Sandglass (1033 visits)
  3. Mountain Beltway (859 visits)
  4. Arizona Geology (857 visits)
  5. JOIDES Resolution blogs (742 visits)
  6. GeoSphere (684 visits)
  7. Koprolitos (665 visits)
  8. Dinosaur Tracking (656 visits)
  9. The Dragon’s Tales (649 visits)
  10. Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week (512 visits)


Top keywords:
  1. Thanksgiving (8)
  2. geology news (7)
  3. (6)
  4. Honda (5)
  5. Full Post (5)
  6. Similar Posts (4)
  7. water temperature (4)
  8. ya (4)
  9. flickr (4)
  10. Air temperature (4)
Top places:
  1. Brazil (12)
  2. Turkey (7)
  3. California (6)
  4. Pacific Ocean (6)
  5. United States (5)
  6. Virginia (4)
  7. Costa Rica (4)
  8. New York (4)
  9. Arizona (4)
  10. Tucson (4)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Devonian (3)
  2. Neogene (3)
  3. Jurassic (2)
  4. Silurian (2)
  5. Quaternary (2)
  6. Triassic (2)
  7. Paleozoic (1)
  8. Cambrian (1)
  9. Ordovician (1)
  10. Paleogene (1)


The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

Sunday sand food

Through the Sandglass [2012-11-24 11:49:43]   recommend this post  (541 visits)
Living in sand is not easy, and life – animal and vegetable - comes up with all kinds of wonderful solutions for doing so. Perhaps qualifying for one of the more bizarre adaptations is Pholisma sonorae, a perennial herb

The 46th Ottawa Gem and Mineral Show

GeoSphere [2012-11-22 13:37:26]   recommend this post  (516 visits)
A few weeks ago I went to the 46th annual Ottawa Gem and Mineral show. I have always been a dedicated mineral and fossil collector and shows like this allow me to indulge my inner collector and drool over all the fantastic specimens. I have been to [...]

Weekend movies

Through the Sandglass [2012-11-18 13:14:40]   recommend this post  (492 visits)
If it’s cinematic entertainment you want, then I have a couple of recommendations: on the big screen, Skyfall (it delivers entertainment with style and gusto), in the privacy of your own home, Paint by Particle, a stunning epic directed

Digital images of the “Digital Geology Speed Dating” session at GSA

Mountain Beltway [2012-11-20 13:26:27]   recommend this post  (398 visits)
Justin Samuel at GSA sent me these images from the annual meeting in Charlotte. They show me demonstrating GigaPan technology at the Pardee Symposium called “Digital Geology Speed Dating”. With my colleagues Ron Schott and Jen Piatek, I [...]

Don’t estimate acceleration by fitting a quadratic…

Real Climate [2012-11-20 12:42:04]   recommend this post  (370 visits)
… if your data do not look like a quadratic! This is a post about global sea-level rise, but I put that message up front so that you’ve got it even if you don’t read any further. The reputable climate-statistics blogger Tamino, who is a [...]

Stegosaurus Plate Debate

Dinosaur Tracking [2012-11-23 16:22:31]   recommend this post  (359 visits)
Stegosaurus is immediately recognizable for its prominent plates, but why did these structures actually

Tutorial 19c: Open Access definitions and clarifications, part 3: a brief note on Platinum/Diamond

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [2012-11-18 10:34:19]   recommend this post  (330 visits)
As we saw last time, the appeal of the Gold route to open access is that the publisher does the work of making the article freely available in an obvious, well-known place in its final typeset format. Conversely the appeal of the Green route is that [...]


JOIDES Resolution blogs [2012-11-18 02:23:41]   recommend this post  (316 visits)
          Where are we now? Site: U1412B or CRIS-9B, off the western coast of Costa Rica, in the Pacific Ocean. Our coordinates are N 8°30 min, W 84°8 min. [...]

Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A crab from the Pleistocene of northern Australia

Wooster Geologists [2012-11-18 06:32:51]   recommend this post  (294 visits)
Isn’t this amazing preservation? This fossil crab, which we received as a donation a few years ago, is Macrophthalmus latreillei (Desmarest, 1822) from the Pleistocene of northern Australia. It is virtually identical to its modern counterpart [...]

Geologic map of the Tuba City 30' x 60' quadrangle published

Arizona Geology [2012-11-18 05:33:00]   recommend this post  (291 visits)
The USGS released the 1:50,000 scale Tuba City 30'x60' quad last week.   Abstract: The Tuba City 30’ x 60’ quadrangle encompasses approximately 5,018 km² (1,920 mi²) within Coconino County, northern Arizona. It is characterized by nearly [...] | Impressum