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Friday, 12 January 2018

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Antarctica Aboard Le Lyrial 

Earthly Musings [23:36:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info
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The new year found me once again on the White Continent! I agreed to serve as a geologic lecturer with Abercrombie and Kent on the ship, Le Lyrial. She is a beautiful vessel only 3 years old and taking the seas quite smoothly. We enjoyed two relatively calm crossings of the Drake Passage and had plenty of sun during our five-day stay. One day however, we saw wind and snow - on what would be the July 3 equivalent calendar date in the Northern Hemisphere. This was my 33rd trip to Antarctica [...]

Medieval Medicine: Welcome to the A-POO-thecary 

BEYONDbones [21:58:29]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info
  If you’re just joining us on our slightly nauseating journey through the wonders of Medieval medicine, you may want to check out the first blog in this series. If you’re already on board, I promised you poop and it is poop you are going to get! I feel there is a Freudian joke there,

Beginners guide to debris flows 

Geology in the West Country [20:42:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (52 visits) info
Debris Flows - a Classic Article There has been a lot about mud slides and debris flows in California lately. HERE is a wonderful essay from the New Yorker, written in 1988 by John McPhee, about the [...]

Siliziumgehalt der Ozeane vor 15.000 Jahren höher als heute 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [18:03:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
     Jahrtausende alte Glasschwämme erweisen sich wieder mal als aufschlussreiches Klimaarchiv Bereits vor mehr als 600 Millionen Jahren lebten die ersten Glasschwämme in den Meeren der Erde. Sie [...]

Klimawandel lässt Flüsse über die Ufer treten: Anpassung nötig 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [17:59:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
     Veränderte Regenfälle als Folge der globalen Erwärmung werden das Risiko von Überschwemmungen an Flüssen vielerorts stark erhöhen. Schon heute gehören derartige Fluten zu den häufigsten und [...]

Se completa la tercera fase del Museo Paleontológico de Castilla-La Mancha en Cuenca 

Dinosaurios (el cuaderno de Godzillín) [17:18:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
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El pasado miércoles día 10 de enero se inauguró la tercera fase de la remodelación del Museo Paleontológico de Castilla-La Mancha (MUPA) en Cuenca. La ceremonia contó con la presencia del presidente de [...]

Dinosaur death speculation - again 

Geology in the West Country [16:09:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info
Did Dark Matter Kill the Dinosaurs?! In this podcast a physicist from Harvard, Lisa Randall, speculates whether the solar system, as it oscillates around the centre of the galaxy, passed through a plane of [...]

Geosciences Column: The hunt for Antarctica’s oldest time capsule 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [13:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
The thick packs of ice that pepper high peak of the world's mountains and stretch far across the poles make an unusual time capsule. As it forms, air bubbles are trapped in the ice, allowing scientists to peer [...]

Nevados de Chillan mit kleinem Dom 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [10:46:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (4 visits) info
Der Vulkan Nevados de Chillan liegt in Chile und sorgt weiterhin für Schlagzeilen. SERNAGEOMIN berichtet von einem kleinen Lavadom, der sich aus einer Spalte im Kraterboden drückt. Die Spalte wurde zum [...]

A Look at Ten Years of Geotripping: That Slope Won't be a Problem, Will it? The Wrightwood Mudflow 

Geotripper [06:31:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (51 visits) info
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I'm continuing my search through the archives of ten years of geoblogging, and posting some of my favorites. I've been at Modesto Junior College for nearly thirty years, but I grew up in Southern California [...]

Iberfault 2018 meeting: 11-13 June, 2018, Alicante 

Paleoseismicity [18:43:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (139 visits) info
The next Iberfault meeting will be held in Alicante, Spain, from 11-13 June, 2018. After the meeting, Pablo Silva and Jorge Giner will lead a field trip to see the geological effects of the Estubeny and [...]

Älteste Schmetterlinge durchstreiften bereits Jurassic Park. 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [18:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
Ein Forscherteam der Universität Utrecht unter der Leitung von Timo van Eldijk und Bas van de Schootbrugge entdeckte in einem Bohrkern aus Norddeutschland in Zusammenarbeit mit Kollegen aus den USA und [...]

Kadovar: starke phreatische Eruptionen 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [17:48:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
Der Inselvulkan Kadovar (PNG) eruptiert gewaltig. Neue Fotos zeigen kraftvolle vulcanianische Eruptionen, die tatsächlich vom Meerwasser verstärkt werden könnten, welches durch einen Riss in der [...]

The last terror birds 

Letters from Gondwana [17:11:29]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
In 1887, Florentino Ameghino, the “father of Argentinian Palaeontology”, described a large, toothless jaw from the Miocene of the Province of Santa Cruz, naming it Phorusrhacos longissimus and assigning it [...]

Friday folds: Hayden Butte (“A Mountain”), Tempe 

Mountain Beltway [13:40:29]  recommend  recommend this post  (3 visits) info
In keeping with the Arizonarific theme of this week’s posts (thanks to my participation in the 2018 Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum), I thought I would wrap up my ‘geology of the Phoenix area‘ [...]

Cambrian Park (Good Bear Comics) 

Koprolitos [11:22:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
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"Una aventura de 490 millones de años de elaboración""¡Dra. Sattler, Dr. Grant, bienvenidos al Parque Cámbrico!""¿No hay mucho aquí, eh?"Fantástico""Nop. Hemos ahorrado mucho en gastos""Good Bear [...]

What allowed sauropods to get big, and what kept them from getting any bigger? 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [09:45:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info
This post started out as a comment on this thread, kicked off by Dale McInnes, in which Mike Habib got into a discussion with Mike Taylor about the max size of sauropods. Stand by for some arm-waving. All the [...]

Strong earthquake swarm deep on the Reykjanes ridge 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [01:37:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (58 visits) info
Yesterday (11-January-2018) at 09:46 and 09:50 UTC two strong earthquakes took place around 780 km deep south west of Iceland. The earlier earthquake had a magnitude of Mw5,4 (EMSC information here) and the [...]
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