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Saturday, 23 May 2020

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Edenville Dam Breach 

Geology in the West Country [16:53:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (59 visits) info
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Edenville Dam Breach One of my favourite blogs (The Landslide Blog) has 3 very interesting articles about the the breaching of this dam in Michigan USA. The FIRST gives the news and the information that its licence had been withdrawn. The SECOND has a video showing the failure of the dam. It is this which drew my attention. And the THIRD discusses what happened and the consequences. The author suggest many similar dams will need to be looked at as global warming is changing weather [...]

L'eleganza di Kompsornis longicaudus Wang, Huang, Kundrát, Cau, Liu, Wang, Ju 2020. 

Theropoda [06:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (53 visits) info
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In un nuovo studio, di cui sono co-autore, Wang et al. (2020) descrivono un nuovo aviale dal Cretacico Inferiore della Cina, ed istituiscono Kompsornis longicaudus (nome traducibile con "l'elegante uccello dalla lunga coda"). L'esemplare è uno scheletro completo ed articolato di grado jeholornitide (muso corto e poco/per niente dotato di dentatura, arti anteriri molto allungati, coda

Stevens & Parrish 1999 vs. Taylor et al. 2009 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [14:04:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info
Credit: anonymous tattoo, Grant Harding for the caption. Update. Here is the Instagram post that Grant got this from. Unfortunately it seems to be from an account that specialises in reposting others’ work [...]

C19 Update with Poland 

Seismos [15:26:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
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2020-05-23 US estimated C19 deaths    110289 +/- 7785  =  Jun 1 total (95% confidence)    133068 +/- 7785  =  Jul 1    145087 +/- 7785  =  Aug 1    151390 +/- 7785  =  Sep 1 2020-05-23 World [...]

MANATEES AND DUGONGS 

ARCHEA [03:10:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (3 visits) info
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I'd always grouped the dugongs and manatees together. There are slight differences between these two groups. Both groups belong to the order Sirenia. They shared a cousin in the Steller's sea cow, [...]

Four Must-Read Mount St. Helens Books 

Rosetta Stones [20:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
It seems like entire libraries have been written about the Mount St. Helens eruption. Here are four books well worth reading. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Nevados de Chillan mit Eruptionsserie 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [09:44:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
Der chilenische Vulkan Nevados de Chillan war in den letzten 2 Stunden besonders aktiv und produzierte eine Eruptionsserie. Das VAAC registrierte 4 Aschewolken. Sie transportierten Vulkanasche bis auf einer [...]
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