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Sunday, 11 October 2015

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Learn This, and Become Immune from Cults and Conspiracy Theories 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-10-11 09:38:35]  recommend  recommend this post  (66 visits) info

So, in just one (two-part) blog post, I propose to keep you from falling into a crazy cult, or posting one of those crazy videos on YouTube about chemtrails or the Moon landing hoax. Beware though, if you think what I’m saying is silly, then you’re at high risk already.  It’s more than just the politicians in Alaska, that tell people with a straight face, that climate change is a

Data From Alaska’s Lake Peters Will Inform Climate Models 

Lake Scientist [2015-10-06 22:33:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
Climate modeling is hard. But perhaps more daunting is work to make the models more accurate. From deep-sea expeditions to high-altitude flights, scientists can go almost anywhere, gather data and[...] The post Data From Alaska’s Lake Peters Will Inform Climate Models appeared first on Lake

A Week of Firsts for This Arctic Nation 

State of the Planet [2015-09-12 00:06:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (49 visits) info

We are closing in on a week of intense focus and excitement for GEOTRACES and for the United States around the Arctic. President Obama became the first sitting president to visit Alaska, the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy with US GEOTRACES scientists completed the first unaccompanied US surface vessel transit to the North Pole, and the first group ever to collect trace metals at the North Pole! You might assume these three items are unrelated, but they are in fact tightly

Odds and Ends 

Earthly Musings [2015-07-12 18:58:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (65 visits) info

Houston, We Have Geology!Occasionally, I post various items that are not exotic or from faraway places. I'll be leaving for Alaska soon to run a wilderness river (the Tatshenshini) and so look for a post from that trip soon. In the meantime, here are a few odds and endsI just loved the above-the-fold headline in this mornings Arizona Daily Sun! Geology plays a prominent role in the upcoming New Horizons mission to Pluto. As you can imagine, Flagstaff has more than a passing [...]

Flying to Kyoto Japan Over Alaska and Kamchatka - June 10 and 11 

Earthly Musings [2015-06-13 11:54:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (59 visits) info

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" - Lao Tzu from the Tao Te ChingAnd that step would be to Boeing Field in South Seattle where we boarded our jet. The date was June 10 with a scheduled departure of 9:30 AM. We landed in Osaka Japan on June 11 at 2:30 PM but the flight was not 29 hours long - we crossed the International Date Line and jumped ahead a day.As this is a Private Jet journey, the security check was a little different from the regular and mundane. Our bus drove [...]

John Muir, Alaska, and A Tree Mountain Chronology 

Wooster Geologists [2015-06-12 22:02:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (72 visits) info

Guest Blogger: Audrey Steiner-Malumphy In 2011, Dr. Wiles and his advisees Lauren Vargo and Jennifer Horton cored dozens of trees from Tree Mountain in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Muir Glacier is located northwest of this mountain, named after the esteemed naturalist and preservationist John Muir. Muir first traveled to the area in

Goodygoody Girdwood Chronology Construction 

Wooster Geologists [2015-06-12 17:08:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (48 visits) info

 Guest bloggers: Kaitlin Starr and Maddie Happ     During the summer of 2014, the Columbia Bay team (Dr.Wiles, Nick Wiesenberg, Kaitlin Starr and Jesse Wiles) cored numerous trees near the town of Girdwood, Alaska. The collection is primarily made up of cores taken from living Mountain Hemlock trees from the surrounding forrest. In addition

Alaska Sees Earliest 90 Degree Temperatures On Record 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-05-29 01:14:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (53 visits) info

From today: This temperature map of Alaska shows the unusual warmth on May 23, 2015, at 2 p.m. local time in Fairbanks.  Based on NOAA’s Real-time Mesoscale Analysis data, it shows air temperatures at 2 meters (6.6 feet) above the ground. Temperatures below 45° are shades of blue, and temperatures above 45° are shades of orange and red. The warmest temperatures are located inland—away from the moderating influence of

Pan Pacific Palaeoseismology symposium 

Quake Hunters [2015-04-25 17:31:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (52 visits) info

Last week I was delighted to welcome fellow academics, friends and collaborators from Potsdam Universty, Ghent University, Durham University and The Geological Survey of Belgium to join me for a symposium on subduction zone palaeoseismology. The day-long meeting was an opportunity to present and discuss the different approaches that we use when studying past earthquakes, tsunamis and subduction zone behaviour. Coinciding with Dr Daniel Melnick's Distinguished International Visit, the Pan [...]

Today in Earthquake History: Alaska 1964 

Seismo Blog [2015-03-27 01:17:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info


Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Erupts 

Volcano Science And News Blog [2015-01-19 19:35:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (53 visits) info

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, one of many submarine calderas NE of New Zealand in an island arc, has begun causing some problems for flights in the area. What started as a minor steam and ash eruption has now turned into a semi-major eruption in the area. Steam and ash clouds are reaching extraordinary heights, and the ongoing eruption is rapidly building a new island.Photo from Volcano-discovery.comResidents have reported that the eruption plume was changing hourly from white steam, to black ash [...]

Top events of first day #1: Tectonophysics poster session 

A Lisbon Structural Geologist [2014-12-17 15:32:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (49 visits) info

Really good discussion in yesterday’s evening Tectonophysics poster session! Among several points of interest, I met a young PhD student from Montpellier who is doing both fieldwork and numerical modeling in Alaska, dealing with the tectonic configuration of thrust and strike-slip fault interference. This caught my attention immediately because I have been doing both numerical and (mostly) analogue modeling of this type of interference for some time now . Mostly we’ve been looking at the [...]

Twelve Months of LFD 2014 

Looking for Detachment [2014-12-11 22:40:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (67 visits) info
I missed this retrospective meme last year (as I also did in 2011), but here it is, back again, per DrugMonkey: The rules for this blog meme are quite simple. -Post the link and first sentence from the first blog entry for each month of the past year. I originally did this meme, after seeing similar posted by Janet Stemwedel and John Lynch. Prior editions

BC’s KSM Mine under attack by Salmon Beyond Borders 

I think mining [2014-11-15 05:10:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info

Here is the outfall of the Pebble Mine and Mt Polley Mine debacles.  A report on the Seabridge Gold’s KSM Mine in BC.  The report is authored by Salmon Beyond Borders, a coalition of Alaska Native tribal members, commercial, sport and subsistence fishermen, and other groups, in consultation with Earthworks.  The press release is at this link.  The

Monday Geology Picture: U-Shaped Glacial Valley, Seward Peninsula, Alaska 

Georneys [2014-09-29 21:22:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

When glaciers erode landscapes, they often leave behind characteristic U-shaped valleys. This week’s Monday Geology Picture shows a U-shaped glacial valley on the Seward Peninsula in Alaska. This valley is located just outside of the gold mining town of Nome. Does anyone else have good pictures of U-shaped


Wooster Geologists [2014-09-04 20:02:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (44 visits) info

Guest bloggers: Zach Downes & Wilson Nelson For me, the trip started in Juneau, Alaska.  We arrived in Juneau late with a couple of things to take care of the next day before getting in a small plane and heading to Gustavus, Alaska where Glacier Bay National Park is based.  We needed food, XtraTuf boots,

Alaska Voters Reject Referendum Regarding Oil and Gas Production Taxes 

Mineral Law Blog [2014-08-26 00:06:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (49 visits) info

Last Tuesday, Alaska voters rejected a referendum proposal that would have repealed oil and gas production tax legislation signed into law by Governor Sean Parnell in May 2013, known as the "More Alaska Production" Act. With the referendum rejected, we thought our readers would appreciate a review of what this might mean for the oil and gas industry in Alaska. A recent article we published in Alaska Business Monthly discussed in detail the trends and specifics of the production tax credits that [...]

Alaska Voters Reject Referendum Regarding Oil and Gas Production Taxes 

Mineral Law Blog [2014-08-25 20:06:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info
Last Tuesday, Alaska voters rejected a referendum proposal that would have repealed oil and gas production tax legislation signed into law by Governor Sean Parnell in May 2013, known the "More Alaska Production" Act.… Continue

Graph of the Largest Earthquakes (1906-2005) News [2014-08-22 08:04:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (66 visits) info

Three earthquakes in Chile, Alaska and Sumatra account for almost 1/2 of the total seismic energy released in an entire

A Thoughtful Message on a Tiny Slip of Paper 

WATCH FOR ROCKS - Travels of a Sharp-Eyed Geologist [2014-07-30 03:34:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (81 visits) info

One day last week I found myself feeling kind of punky. I woke up a bit dizzy, and found that my blood pressure was higher than it usually is. For that reason, I decided to take a sick day. Unknown to me, though, while I was laying about in my government housing unit worrying about my blood pressure, I missed meeting Mary and Brad.When I returned to work the next day, my blood pressure was back to normal but I was still feeling a bit out of sorts. As soon as I walked in the door, another ranger [...] | Impressum