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Geoblogosphere weekly review (15th week of 2016, 327 weeks ago)


Most active blogs:
  1. Gunnars Geo-Blog (11 posts)
  2. Koprolitos (6 posts)
  3. GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union (6 posts)
  4. Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week (5 posts)
  5. Arizona Geology (5 posts)
  6. Ontario-geofish (5 posts)
  7. BEYONDbones (5 posts)
  8. State of the Planet (3 posts)
  9. Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog (3 posts)
  10. Lake Scientist (3 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. Gunnars Geo-Blog (716 visits)
  2. Arizona Geology (640 visits)
  3. BEYONDbones (555 visits)
  4. Ontario-geofish (500 visits)
  5. GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union (498 visits)
  6. Laelaps (387 visits)
  7. Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week (343 visits)
  8. Mountain Beltway (340 visits)
  9. Koprolitos (331 visits)
  10. AGU Meetings (327 visits)


Top keywords:
  1. magnitude (6)
  2. EGU General Assembly (5)
  3. General Assembly (4)
  4. nature (4)
  5. General Assembly website (4)
  6. Conferences (4)
  7. time (4)
  8. Science (4)
  9. post (4)
  10. way (3)
Top places:
  1. Egu (7)
  2. Vienna (7)
  3. United States (6)
  4. Oklahoma (5)
  5. Arizona (4)
  6. Helderberg (3)
  7. Greenland (3)
  8. New Scotland (3)
  9. Australia (3)
  10. Kalkberg (3)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Devonian (3)
  2. Cretaceous (2)
  3. Carboniferous (1)
  4. Quaternary (1)
  5. Triassic (1)


The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

Getting to the Root of How Earth’s Massive Coal Seams Formed

Laelaps [2016-04-06 13:00:14]   recommend this post  (305 visits)
Writing about science is a tightrope walk. You can practice as much as you want, and during preparation you have lifelines in the form of editors and experts you can phone for answers, but in the end it’s just you out there, trying to toe the [...]

Crinoid Fossil Forest Revisited!

Echinoblog [2016-04-06 06:46:00]   recommend this post  (303 visits)
This week I thought it would be fun to revisit the wonderful world of stalked crinoids!  I've previously looked at photo galleries of deep-sea living stalked crinoids here and a few from the Hawaiian Okeanos expedition. Here's a hyocrinid [...]

COMET Topography Workshop 31/3/2016 – 1/4/2016

Active Tectonics Blog [2016-04-03 02:54:00]   recommend this post  (295 visits)
The COMET Topography workshop just completed (31/3/2016 – 1/4/2016) with great success. It was hosted by the Oxford University Earth Sciences and ably lead by Austin Elliott (also active here: @TTremblingEarth). John Elliott, David Mackenzie, and [...]

The Adventures of Archie the Wandering T. rex: France

BEYONDbones [2016-04-08 18:17:59]   recommend this post  (283 visits)
by Karen Whitley Hey there, devoted fans! Archie checking in. I can’t wait to tell you about my last adventure abroad. After packing up from my last adventure to jolly ol’ England, I said “Cheers!” to the United Kingdom and [...]

2,400 meters under the South Pacific

AGU Meetings [2016-04-08 19:54:51]   recommend this post  (280 visits)
This is the first in a series of dispatches from scientists and education officers on the latest expedition of the Schmidt Ocean Institute.  by Peter Girguis My name is Peter Girguis, and on behalf of the science party and the Schmidt Ocean [...]

Another small quake today in NW Arizona swarm

Arizona Geology [2016-04-07 00:02:00]   recommend this post  (278 visits)
We had a magnitude 2.4 earthquake this morning at 10:12 a.m. local time in area between the Mesquite and Grand Wash faults in northwest Arizona along the Nevada border.  This brings the total to 19 events since March 28. This is the second largest [...]

The Hidden Half of Nature, by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé

Mountain Beltway [2016-04-08 16:32:22]   recommend this post  (271 visits)
David Montgomery is a professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington, in Seattle. I’m a fan of his work in soil conservation and countering creationism, so I was very pleased to find myself sharing the “honoree” table [...]

Juneberry Surrogates

In the Company of Plants and Rocks [2016-04-09 18:32:00]   recommend this post  (270 visits)
Tall, taller than we knowbur oaks to be out West, wherethey’re scrub-like orbigger and low-branching, butnever sixty, eighty,a hundred feet tall!No wonder I never looked up.But why should I?Early April is early spring andgreening bursting buds [...]

Oklahoma earthquake - shallow, directed thrust

Ontario-geofish [2016-04-08 01:17:00]   recommend this post  (268 visits)
This is the exact type of earthquake that will crumble the city, but it has to be a 6 or above.  A 5 will just scare everybody.  The gas frack waste has arrived and the season of earthquake zombies has begun.  Call in the Bennet

Richard Styron’s Python tool for calculating fault slip rates from offset marker data

Paleoseismicity [2016-04-05 19:54:51]   recommend this post  (248 visits)
Richard Styron has published several interesting tools for fault/stress analysis and other geoscience problems, see his website here: The latest Python tool he is sharing with us is for calculating fault slip rates from [...] | Impressum