Posts treating: "article"
Monday, 31 August 2015
The source website is calling this some kind of 'reverse sinkhole', which is definitely not the case. The article says there was a period of very heavy rain for about 11 days before this happened, with some areas seeing rainfall intensity up to 6.7 inches in 12 hours. It sounds like the water table rose to very close to the surface and buoyant forces pushed the pool out. The building inspector called it a 'popped pool'. [Source: Go see a video of this poor homeowners's pool at [...]
Plaintiffs whose homes were destroyed by the Yeager Airport Landslide in March of 2015 filed a suit naming Central Regional West Virginia Airport Authority and Triad Engineering as well as several others. The CRWVAA and Triad have filed answers to the complaint, and two other plaintiff have filed motions to dismiss themselves from the lawsuit according the the West Virginia Record. Apparently Triad was monitoring the mechanically stabilized earth retention structure as far back as 2013 when [...]
How would you feel if you were subjected to 75Gs of centrifugal force? Well, at least you would know what the soil feels like in some of the cutting edge geotechnical modeling being done at the UC Davis Center for Geotechnical Modeling (CGM). This article is a fascinating overview of the history of the lab, and the types of geotechnical experiments they can run using the 9 meter radius centrifuge. It can spin a 5-ton payload at 90 revolutions per minute! No other lab in the world can boast [...]
I normally would not take the time to just link to an article on Sci. American, but two reasons. One it’s fascinating psychology, and 2. Someone told facebook that this article in Sci-AM should be blocked- and they did! I figured away around it and sent FB a message as well. This is actually a new tactic used by folks that do not like something, they label it as porn
I recently across an article that reminded me of my field work days in the early stages of my PhD in the Canadian Arctic at retrogressive thaw slumps. The article discusses the impending catastrophic...
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The Arizona [Phoenix] Republic ran an extensive story on the fate of the former Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum and the proposal to transfer it to AZGS.
The one thing I added to the article by Mary Jo Pritzl was a comment that the situation was complicated by the fact that Senate Bill 1200 would have required us to re-open it at the Mining, Mineral, and Natural Resources Education Museum,
I've started following @Scitable, an education resource from journal Nature. A few days back they tweeted a link to an article on ocean acidification.
When CO2 dissolves in seawater to produce aqueous CO2 (CO2(aq)) it also forms carbonic acid (H2CO3) (Eq. 1; Figure 1). Carbonic acid rapidly dissociates (splits apart) to produce bicarbonate ions (HCO3-, Eq. 2). In
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of a mentor and former colleague, Dr. Ed Nowatzki, PE, PhD, D.GE, F. ASCE. His obituary can be found here. I first met Ed when I took his foundation engineering class at the University of Arizona. Ed was a fantastic professor, and his consulting experience really informed his lecturing making his course the best and most practical geotechnical class I had in school. I was privileged to work with Ed for several years [...]
The largest known undersea landslide occurred over 8,000 years ago off the coast of Norway. The volume of material that moved is mind-blowing, over 4.6 X 1012 cubic yards or 850 cubic miles! Known as the Storegga landslide, the resulting tsunami buried neolithic settlements in Norway with sediment and caused wave runnup in Great Britain that was 80 feet higher than the normal high tide. The devastating loss of human life can only be imagined. Regarding that last question, anthropologists [...]
TORONTO -- A Canadian environmental assessment concludes burying hazardous nuclear material near the shore of Lake Huron in a deep underground bunker is the best way to deal with the waste.
Yeah, safe as houses! I'm happy for the authors, they are maybe now down in Cuba, drinking all that cheap rum. :) Did I say this was a foregone conclusion? No? We await the sinking of
According to an article on The Asahi Shimbun, Hakoneyama (Hakone) Volcano in Japan has been put on alert, and visitors restricted from visiting the summit. Hakoneyama is the close neighbor to Mt. Fuji, which has according to experts been in a state of high pressure for some time now.Hakoneyama has not erupted for some 2900 years, although the numerous hot springs, geysers, and fumeroles within the caldera point to an active magma system. Recent seismicity has given reason for the high alert [...]
I can give this prediction with certainty. Their contract is up. There is no provision for follow-up. They will give the usual thumbs-up with questions, with no interest to see the answers.
I won't even read the report, since they rejected anything of interest for me. So, now to the shaft! Things to look for will be the amount of grout, and how they handle the pumped-out rock
Find the Easter Egg right under your feet. It's an M5 earthquake disguised as an M4.2. The rest of the world calls it a 5, but some junior usgus seismologist, being forced to work the weekend, shrunk the kids.
The press is in on this like flies on stink. Makes no difference to me, but this large earthquake was very deep, and had a mechanism that puts out very little PGV for
There was a significant slope failure at the Yeager Airport near Charleston, West Virginia last week. A 2005 project to create an Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) at the end of the runway required a massive reinforced soil structure fill slope over 200 feet high since the airport was constructed on top of a hill. According to a presentation published by the geogrid manufacturer, this project was the tallest known geosynthetic reinforced 1:1 fill slope in North America (as of 2010). [...]
Which one isright, rock or monolith? whatever. In this article you will see some of the largest amazing monoliths. Some researchers define monolith as a stand-alone rock without associated with other mountain and this is the definition we use for some of the monolith in this article. Let’s start Pena de Bernal in Mexico Is […]
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There are many wonders in this world and age and we do not allow the opportunity to see all these wonders. In this article you will see seven very beautiful place in the world like a fantasy but it really happened. 1. Mirror Lake in Bolivia Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt lake covering […]
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While it has long been known that 'fracking' byproducts and waste water well injections can and do cause earthquakes, it seems that in Oklahoma, that fact was suppressed to protect the oil industry. According to an article on Rawstory, University of Oklahoma President David Boren pressured subordinates to either downplay or remain silent on the issue after being pressured by oil executives.Waste water well injections pump millions of gallons of chemical-laden liquid into 'waste water [...]
This article came out last year but I came across it today via twitter. In Caravan magazine Krishn Kaushik writes about India's flagship oil company the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited and its failure over the years to live up to its mission of finding and producing fuel for the country.
This failure has many causes as Kaushik explores- institutional inertia is one important