Posts treating: "Earth"
Saturday, 07 December 2013
A series of three related sessions at next spring’s European Geoscience Union meeting in Vienna - (27 April 02 May, 2013) - that should be of interest to the OpenTopography community. All three sessions focus on “Digital Landscapes”, and are part of the “GM2 - Geomorphometry” program group:
GM2.1 - Digital Landscapes: Insights into geomorphological processes from quantitative interrogation and use
We encourage abstracts which concern the exploitation of [...]
“Two teams of scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant exoplanets. The planets are not the size of Earth, but rather massive worlds known as hot Jupiters because they orbit so close to their stars. ” Quoted from the NASA press
NASA’s Earth Observatory has a satellite view of a dense ash plume released from Sakurajima Volcano, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan. This is an extremely active volcano, producing frequent explosions and ash clouds with over a million people living within a few miles of the
There is not a lot of 'new' eruptive activity going on lately, however Sicily's Mt Etna continues to put on some breathtaking displays of lava fountain activity lately. While this is not unusual for Etna, being one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, the shows are quite spectacular. And while Etna steals the show, Japan's volcano, Nishino-shima has had a surprise [...]
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, KU Leuven (Belgium), in collaboration with the Department of Earth and Pla
deseretnews.com At any given moment in the foothills of Salt Lake City, DNA sequencing of a tiny kernel of corn could unlock new information about ancient agriculture in Utah. READ
Written by George Annandale, ‘Quenching the Thirst: Sustainable Water Supply and Climate Change’ informs readers of the inadequacy of global water supply. The book outlines plausible options to safeguard future fresh water supply in spite of the uncertainties associated with climate change. With its vital insight and concrete guidance, the book is sure to resonate with readers around the world.
Denver, Colorado – The flow of clean water from taps in the western world [...]
“Rain as acidic as undiluted lemon juice may have played a part in killing off plants and organisms around the world during the most severe mass extinction in Earth’s history.” Quoted from the MIT press
Today's new ELI is 'Water cycle world; a discussion activity on the natural water transformations on Earth.'
Ask pupils to make a list of all the different ways they can think of that water can get into the atmosphere and ways that water can come out of the atmosphere. Then ask them to list all the ways in which water can be transported. Ask them to use their lists to label an enlarged copy
“Researchers now have stronger evidence of granite on Mars and a new theory for how the granite – an igneous rock common on Earth — could have formed there. The findings suggest a much more geologically complex Mars than previously believed.” Quoted from the Georgia Tech press release. Related: Rocks on
This book, illustrated with nearly 700 color photographs, traces the history of plant evolution from the tiniest marine algae to large trees that inhabited the Earth between 542 million years ago to 235 million years ago. The book is written in an easy-to-understand, conversational manner. The fossil record provides a picture of the first forests
NASA’s Earth Observatory has a map showing a snapshot of wind direction and speed as Typhoon Haiyan approached the
What happens if you meet yourself? What would you have to say?
To all of my Modesto area readers: I want to let you know about a great film series going on at our historical State Theatre in the downtown area (1307 J. Street). Science on Screen pairs films with a plot that includes a scientific component with experts in the field. Last month we paired "Spiderman" with a spider
“A rare, recently discovered microbe that survives on very little to eat has been found in two places on Earth: spacecraft clean rooms in Florida and South America. Microbiologists often do thorough surveys of bacteria and other microbes in spacecraft clean rooms. Fewer microbes live there than in almost any other environment on Earth, but
“Paleontologists have discovered a new super-predator dinosaur in southern Utah that roamed the Earth 80 million years ago.” Quoted from the Pentagon
Path of Super Typhoon YolandaSuper Typhoon Haiyan is headed toward the Philippines, due for landfall Friday morning (here's the CNN.com report on it). At the moment its winds of 190 mph with gusts up to 230 mph make it a Category 5 on the hurricane scale [Note: Weather.com put the winds somewhat lower--sustained at 134 mph and gusts to 155 mph]. (For comparison, we had a fairly major wind storm on Whidbey Island a week ago with winds up to 40-60 mph! Took down a lot of tree branches and some [...]
A pair of papers in Nature today report on the very large meteor that exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk a few months ago. You may recall that the explosion shattered thousands of windows, destroyed a few buildings, and fortunately killed no one. The take-home news is that events of this size are much more common than we thought. And as always, I found that the science blogging community had a more interesting response than the mainstream press. In particular I appreciated infrasound [...]
Early naturalists were obsessed with the idea to collect and to describe all the secrets of earth, many unusual and strange things were therefore displayed – for education and amusement – in “Wunderkammern” or “Cabinets of Curiosities“. Following this tradition I will try to present on a regular basis my own “online cabinet of curiosities”,
'The environmental affects of historic lead and zinc mining in the Bristol/Mendip area' Charlie Bacon, University of Bristol, Department of Earth Sciences.7.30 pm - Wednesday 30 October 2013S H Reynolds Lecture Theatre, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, BS8 1RJ. Charlie Bacon is currently undertaking research into heavy metal pollution and its environmental affects on the Mendips and Somerset Levels that arises from historic Lead and Zinc mining in the area. It is hoped to follow [...]
Presenting the only calendar on Earth that shares the planet’s hottest climate science and the people behind it. In collaboration with photographers Charlie Naebeck and Jordan Matter, creator of the New York Times bestseller “Dancers Among Us,” Francesco Fiondella and I produced a 2014 Climate Models wall calendar featuring 13 powerful portraits of climate scientists