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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

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May's Readers Choice o' The Geoblogosphere! 

Rosetta Stones [2016-05-25 06:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
Come see which geoblogosphere discoveries readers chose to share! Much delicious geology within: -- Read more on

Magnificent Mount St. Helens Eruption Photos III 

Rosetta Stones [2016-05-24 06:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

Welcome to the third edition of our trek through the USGS photographic database! I'm serving up yet more delectable photos of Mount St. Helens's spectacular 1980 awakening. Enjoy! -- Read more on

Plastiglomerate: the first stone that is 100 percent human in origin 

Friends of the Pleistocene [2016-05-21 20:12:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

The combination of plastic and campfires has formed a wholly new sedimentary rock recently dubbed “plastiglomerate” by the geologist-artist collaborative field study team of Patricia L. Corcoran, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario; Charles J. Moore, Algalita Marine Research Institute, Long Beach, California; Kelly Jazvac, Dept. of Visual Arts, University of Western Ontario. The new stone

Van Allen Probes reveal long-term behavior of Earth’s ring current 

AGU Meetings [2016-05-19 19:46:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
New findings based on a year’s worth of observations from NASA’s Van Allen Probes have revealed that the ring current — an electrical current carried by energetic ions that encircles our planet — behaves in a much different way than previously

Thirty-Six Years Ago Today: Mount St. Helens 

Rosetta Stones [2016-05-18 06:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info

It's the thirty-sixth anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Please take a moment to remember those who died that beautiful May morning, and to appreciate the power of a volcano to change... -- Read more on

New videos for Monday morning: an earth mover get caught in a landslide and a debris flow from the Himalayas 

The Landslide Blog [2016-05-16 09:05:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
Two new videos have appeared on Youtube, one showing an earthmover destroyed by a landslide and the other a Himalayan debris

Mount St. Helens is Recharging! 

Rosetta Stones [2016-05-10 12:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info

Recent seismic swarms under Mount St. Helens show she's recharging her magma chamber. So why am I disappointed? -- Read more on

Where No Maps Have Gone Before! 

Rosetta Stones [2016-05-09 10:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
There's something wonderfully thrilling about geologic maps of places we've never mapped that way before! Scientists recently mapped a brand-new island and produced a beautifully-detailed map of... -- Read more on

How does drilling into the Gulf of Mexico help us learn about dinosaurs? 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2016-05-09 03:42:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
Six to ten-year olds probably know more about dinosaurs than every non-paleontologist adult on Earth, but they may not know much about how scientists learned those things that they know about dinosaurs. read

Changing science culture by contributing to open science 

AGU Meetings [2016-05-05 16:00:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 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  (18 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  (18 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  (17 visits) info

Visiting a Desert Karst Oasis: The Magic of Montezuma Well 

Rosetta Stones [2016-04-28 06:04:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 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  (43 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  (37 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  (36 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  (68 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  (73 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  (45 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 [...] | Impressum