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Thursday, 25 November 2021

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New paper: Slip-Rate of the Main Kopeh Dagh Fault and active tectonics of the South Caspian 

Paleoseismicity [01:16:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (97 visits) info
The South Caspian Basin (SCB) is an aseismic block that moves independently to its surroundings. Together with the Arabia-Eurasia collision, it controls the active tectonics of Turkmenistan. The directions, rates, and rotation poles of the SCB relative to Iran and Eurasia are not well resolved. In a new paper recently published in TECTONICS, we constrain the motion of the SCB by measuring the slip rate of the Main Kopeh Dagh Fault (MKDF) in Turkmenistan. Here’s what we found: Plate

Old Buck (2021) 

Koprolitos [14:35:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info
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Ya hemos visto por aquí alguna de las creaciones de David James Armsby como "Small Beginnings" o "Sharp Teeth", y hoy traemos la primera entrega de "Dinosauria Animated Series". Se trata de "Old Buck", cortometraje ambientado en en Alberta (Canadá), hace 75 millones de años y que sigue a un viejo Styracosaurus macho alfa que defiende su territorio de un macho rival. Según Armsby, "esta serie es mucho más que un conjunto de cortometrajes de animación. Lo he tratado como una gigantesca [...]

Reverend William Buckland's Pie Crust 

Reporting on a Revolution [17:14:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (10 visits) info
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I came across this delightful passage in Elsa Panciroli's book, Beasts Before Us: The Untold Story of Mammal Origins and Evolution.Naturalists exploring southern Scotland in the early nineteenth century came [...]
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