News from the Geoblogosphere
New from Snet: Lithologs
, a new tool to create lithological/sedimentological logs online..
Thursday, 02 July 2020
Little yellow fir tree on big green fir tree?
First I spotted it—dense yellow growth on a subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa). Then I was hit by a powerfully sweet odor reminiscent of evening primroses opening at dusk. Up close, it was truly nauseating! The similarity of the deformity to the tree suggested a pathogen had modified its growth. But why the sickeningly sweet smell?
At home it didn’t take long to learn more. This is a common fungal pathogen of North American true firs—the [...]
We are in this clear, stagnant bubble. It's so small that the warmies aren't trumpeting it. A big cold front is trying to kill it, so we may have a cold day in July. When the front comes through, I'll be catching fish again, maybe.
The UK is freezing and they want another heat wave. The guardian is still on the Siberian heat wave thing.
ps. the heat bubble is strong. That
A delightful Heteropteran collected this past year by Jim Barkley from Eocene exposures of the Green River Formation of Western Colorado. The specimen looks like he's been brushed as ink across rough [...]
Accurate military commanders have the most critical work to accurately date the location of enemies. Today, electronic information in the military serves as a great force of multiplier. The improvement of [...]
A geographic information system is an important and useful tool in the hydrology sector. It helps to study as well as manage water resources on earth. Water resources have great demand hence need knowledgeable [...]
A scientist reflects on the potential harms of chasing whales with boats to try to get that perfect
La Reina María Cristina visita la réplica del Diplodocus carnegii
El diplodocus que regaló Carnegie en 1913 al Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Madrid fue el único esqueleto de dinosaurio montado en [...]
This month’s open thread for climate science
The global positioning system has developed rapidly hence becoming more accessible and cheaper. It has transformed to be used in universal applications. There are several reasons for investing in GPS in [...]
Medical advances are connected with technological advances. Also, medical researches and earth surfaces are interlinked with one another. Both have a common goal of securing human existence. We can consent [...]
The geographic information system has various uses in the field of education. It can be used efficiently in several levels of informal and formal education. Besides that, GIS will connect learners to their [...]
Tomotectonic Analysis of Western North America
This is the first time I have come across this term. It means a tectonic plate reconstruction using both mantle and geological evidence. The paper which [...]
A sweet little water bug from the suborder Heteroptera (Latreille, 1810). He looks more like a cartoon character that any other specimen I've seen. This fun fellow is in the collections of Tim Dingman. The [...]