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Thursday, 05 May 2016

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Changing science culture by contributing to open science 

AGU Meetings [2016-05-05 16:00:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
Like other scientific communities, the Earth and space science community has an opportunity to

Imaggeo on Mondays: The waxing Earth 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-05-02 13:00:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info

These incredible images of Earth were acquired from the European MSG-2 satellite on July 21, 2009. The MSG, which stands for Meteosat Second Generation, satellites are operated as a series of satellites which continually orbit our planet, capturing detailed images of Europe, Africa and parts of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean every 15 minutes. The data acquired is largely used by meteorologists. The satellites operate in a geostationary orbit. This means they are located some 36000km above the [...]

April Data Digest 

AGU Meetings [2016-04-29 20:00:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
Three stories published during April describe the ways remotely sensed data and machine learning are changing how Earth is studied and understood; while a fourth shows the beauty of our planet through images captured by one of the satellites imaging the

How Old Is the Earth? How Do We Know? 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2016-04-29 19:31:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

Visiting a Desert Karst Oasis: The Magic of Montezuma Well 

Rosetta Stones [2016-04-28 06:04:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

In this edition, we explore the magic that happens when an ancient lake, an underwater spring, a sinkhole, a perched water table, and time combine to create a desert karst oasis. Come visit one of... -- Read more on

Have You Seen These Ultra HD Videos of Earth from the ISS? 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2016-04-26 00:13:08]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info
NASA has released some incredible video in ultra high-definition of Earth. The video was taken from the ISS and it’s as close as you can get to seeing what the crew on the ISS sees. Go to YouTube directly, and look at the video full screen at highest resolution. Here is

Geological time-line - evolution of life on Earth 

Earth Learning Idea [2016-04-25 18:36:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
The new ELI published today is 'The toilet roll of time; make a geological timeline to take home'. This activity has been devised to address the common lack of knowledge about geological time. Research has shown that many people have no idea of the great length of geological time nor of the order of the key events during the geological history of the Earth. Click here for a video clip

Imaggeo on Monday: a big thank you from the EGU 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-04-25 16:00:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

Outside EGU General Assembly 2016. Credit: Kai Boggild/EGU (distributed via The past week in Vienna was a busy one! Hordes of Earth, ocean and planetary scientists came together to present, share and discuss their most recent scientific findings at the 2016 General Assembly. The conference was a great success, with over 4800 oral and 10300 poster presentations, as well as close to a 1000 PICO presentations too! Participants at the conference could pick talks and posters from a [...]

You Can Thank These Three People for Earth Day 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2016-04-22 23:51:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (59 visits) info
I remember very well watching the CBS Evening News (46 years ago today) on the first Earth Day. It was a major story, and I believe Walter Cronkite led the broadcast with it. We know a lot more about our planet now than we did then, and there have been some amazing successes in protecting our environment. We now know something that was not well understood then, and that is the

Weber, Plank Elected to American Academy of Arts and Science 

State of the Planet [2016-04-22 16:33:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (61 visits) info

Elke Weber, who studies how people make decisions and how they think about climate change, and Terry Plank, who probes deep into the Earth’s interior to study magma and how volcanoes erupt, are among the members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science this

Communicate Your Science Competition Winner Announced! 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-04-22 16:30:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info

Congratulations to Beatriz Gaite, the winner of the Communicate Your Science Video Competition 2016. Beatriz is a researcher at the department of Earth’s Structure and Dynamics and Crystallography at the Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera (ICTJA-CSIC), in Spain. Want to communicate your research to a wider audience and try your hand at video production? Early career scientists  who pre-registered for the 2017 EGU General Assembly are invited to take part in the EGU’s [...]

Visiting a Desert Karst Oasis: A Vanished Lake in the Great Green Valley 

Rosetta Stones [2016-04-21 09:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info

The high desert Verde Valley contains some surprising oases - and a wonderful geologic history. -- Read more on

This Earth Day, Commute Another Way 

State of the Planet [2016-04-18 18:45:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

This Earth Day, April 22, 2016, New York City residents and commuters are encouraged to leave their car at home and use another means of travel as part of the city’s first year of Car-Free Day. Find out what Columbia University is doing in support of

A Marvelous Example of a Kīpuka 

Rosetta Stones [2016-04-15 10:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
Lava flows don't always destroy everything in their path. And we have a word for what survives. -- Read more on

Moar Magnificent Mount St. Helens Photos For Your Viewing Pleasure 

Rosetta Stones [2016-04-10 09:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (62 visits) info

We continue our journey through the USGS database full of delicious Mount St. Helens photos. Today, I have a fine selection spanning before, during, and after the May 18 1980 eruption. Enjoy! -- Read more on

Climate sensitivity is 5.3C? 

James’ Empty Blog [2016-04-07 22:49:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info
Too late for an April Fool, my eye was caught by this headline in the Guardian: Global warming may be far worse than thought, cloud analysis suggests  With the article itself containing the odd phrasing: Researchers said that a doubling of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere compared with pre-industrial times could result in a global temperature increase of up to 5.3C – far

Getting to the Root of How Earth’s Massive Coal Seams Formed 

Laelaps [2016-04-06 13:00:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (83 visits) info
Writing about science is a tightrope walk. You can practice as much as you want, and during preparation you have lifelines in the form of editors and experts you can phone for answers, but in the end it’s just you out there, trying to toe the line suspended between attention and accuracy. Eyes are on

Monster El Nino has peaked 

Ontario-geofish [2016-04-02 12:45:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info
Here is the monthly microwave report from Dr. Spencer.  Although he thinks it reflects global temperatures, it really is a measure of how much heat energy is being thrown into space.  If the Earth didn't do this efficiently, we wouldn't be here to talk about it.  The area under the graph is approximately proportional to the amount of heat energy thrown.  A wider peak warms the nether

Live-Blogging Richard Waitt's In the Path of Destruction XI: Things Go South 

Rosetta Stones [2016-03-30 06:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (9 visits) info

Tree planting crews and people out for a little recreational fun on Mount St. Helens's south side learn that even when a volcano's blowing out to the north, the south side will also see some pretty... -- Read more on

Sand wars continue, unabated 

Through the Sandglass [2016-03-28 16:21:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

It just doesn't stop, and the scale of the damage to communities and the environment is staggering. NASA recently released the pair of images, above, showing changes to the sediment system of Poyang Lake and its rivers. The lake, | Impressum