Posts treating: "Alaska"
Wednesday, 04 December 2013
This PBS Newshour video explores the impact of climate change on the landscape, people and wildlife of Point Barrow
The GSA Speaking of Geoscience blog has an interesting report from Amy Atwater who served as a GeoCorps Paleontology participant at Denali National Park and
When I arrived at the lake late last month, the aspen tree towering over our house was glowing brightly with intense yellow and gold to orange colors, brighter than any I remember seeing before. I'm sad to say I didn't take any photos of this phenomenon, satisfying myself with a couple nice views of the tree, and busying myself around the place with various projects.
This week’s picture was taken by my husband Jackie in Prince William Sound, Alaska, back in early September. Jackie and I spent about two months working in Alaska earlier this year. After our work, I went to visit my family in New Hampshire for a few days while Jackie stayed behind with a colleague to pack up gear and such. Just before flying home to South Africa, Jackie and the
It's no secret that Alaska got under my skin. Before I even set foot in the state I knew I loved it. Spending my summers up there as an undergrad sealed the deal, I was in love with the state. I spent those summers outside of Trapper Creek and Talkeetna. Talkeetna is one of those towns that is just so different you have to go there to really understand how special it is. Talkeetna has a cat as a mayor and his name is Stubbs. I ran into him on one of his patrols and snapped these photos. He [...]
“The latest phase of the 2013 eruption of Veniaminof resumed on October 6, 2013 after a month-long pause in activity. Similar to activity observed during the summer of 2013, the eruption is characterized by lava effusion and fountaining and production of intermittent small steam, gas, and ash plumes that rise hundreds of feet above the
If you spend time in bear country knowing how to react to a bear encounter and what to do if you are attacked could save your life. If you don’t know where bears live here is a map of the geographic ranges for black, grizzly and polar bears in North
A speculative article on Bloomberg Businessweek explores why Anglo American walked away from six years of work and an investment of 1/2 billion dollars in what might become one of the world’s richest gold
An ancient forest has thawed from under a melting glacier in Alaska and is now exposed to the world for the first time in more than 1,000 years.
Stumps and logs have been popping out from under southern Alaska's Mendenhall Glacier — a 36.8-square-mile (95.3 square kilometers) river of ice flowing into a lake near Juneau — for nearly the past 50 years. However, just within the past
The fossil of a sea reptile found two years ago in Alaska may be that of a previously unknown species, a scientist who was part of a team that discovered and excavated the remains said on Wednesday.
The creature, a kind of thalattosaur, swam in the ocean and crawled on land about 210 million years ago, said Pat Druckenmiller, a geologist and the earth-science curator of the University
New measurements made by Alaska’s Statewide Mapping Initiative and the United States Geological Survey have placed a new altitude on the summit of Mount McKinley, America’s highest mountain. It’s official height is now 20,237 feet instead of the previous 20,320 feet. (It didn’t really “shrink”. Just better measurement
“Despite the size and severity of the massive 2007 Anaktuvuk River fire on Alaska’s North Slope, much of the arctic vegetation has recovered and the tundra is likely to return to its pre-fire condition.” Quoted from the University of Alaska Fairbanks press
“The Science Application for Risk Reduction tsunami scenario depicts a hypothetical but plausible tsunami created by an earthquake offshore from the Alaska Peninsula and its impacts on the California coast. ” Quoted from the USGS
An ornithomimosaurian from the Upper Cretaceous Prince Creek Formation of Alaska
1. Akinobu Watanabea (c)
2. Gregory M. Erickson (a)
3. Patrick S. Druckenmiller (b)
a/b/c: Obscured by JVP not being available
Polar dinosaurs provide unique insights for testing hypotheses regarding paleobiology, paleoecology, and paleobiogeography. Critical for
“More than 400 new topographic maps are now available for the state of Alaska. The new maps are part of the U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Mapping Initiative, to update foundational data for the state and to replace the existing maps that are about 50 years old.” Quoted from the USGS
“Even when they occur in remote areas, large landslides can dam rivers and lead to devastating downstream floods. [...] Automated earthquake detection systems are tuned to monitor intense, “short-period” waves produced by sudden slips along tectonic faults. Landslides produce seismic waves as well, though their short-period signal is weak. Instead, they make powerful long-period waves
Erik Klemetti comments on recent photos from Veniaminof Volcano located on the Alaska Peninsula about 500 miles southwest of