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Our journey into the interior of the Earth has reached a remarkable boundary, the base of the oceanic crust. Beyond the crust, underneath the Mohorovičić discontinuity, lies the mantle, a layer that extends halfway to the center of the Earth. We [...]
A dramatic landslide captures the moment in which a landslide struck a road in Ayacucho,
Do you know what I like about flying? I admit that there is much not to like about flying, starting with navigating airports while dragging luggage, standing in security lines, paying $4 for a bottle of water, sitting in airplane seats designed for [...]
I am running this blog for more than five years now and it is time to acknowledge the other geo-blogs out there that have inspired me. In order to stay updated I follow the Geobulletin, which monitors the geoblogosphere activity. There are numerous [...]
We are underway for the first of two voyages on The World. Beginning in Ushuaia Argentina (the world's southernmost city) we sailed for 38 hours until we spotted land in Antarctica. This was one of the fastest crossings for me ever - The World's [...]
Xmas Eve greetings! Photos are all from Nevada City, CA, although I'm elsewhere at the moment. Above: the Outside Inn.
Inside the Mine Shaft.
Xmas cheer from inside
Nasa continues to whine that things are getting worse. I don't know what they are puffing. Once we get past this failure of an El Nino, then we'll know what cold is. I think the climate-teests will try every statistical trick to keep the flat [...]
This is this year’s last issue of my paper round-up, and it includes some pretty interesting stuff. Our Greek colleagues published a report on the liquefaction caused by the 2014 Lefkada earthquakes, just in time with the recent earthquake [...]
Just prior to 0400 a simple announcement rang out over a silent ship, "core is on deck". That marked the start of sample recovery from hole U1473 on Atlantis Bank. The handful of scientists [...]