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Tuesday, 06 October 2015

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Earth Science Week 2015 in full swing! 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-10-06 23:20:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

Earth Science Week is in full swing at the Utah Geological Survey this week. Who else has Earth Science Week

Geology Photo of the Week #48 

GeoSphere [2015-10-06 13:44:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
This edition of the photo of the approximate week (plus or minus 1 – sorry for my tardiness) is very cool in that it shows when earth processes that are invisible suddenly become very visible.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Tropical Rainfall from Hours to Millennia 

State of the Planet [2015-09-28 23:55:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
Most of Earth's rainfall occurs in a tropical zonal band that circles the Earth. Understanding how this band will responds to climate change requires us to combine time scales from hours to

The Biggest Dinosaur to Walk the Earth Will Soon Be in a Museum 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-09-28 20:30:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

Recently discovered dinosaur, Titanosaurus, is set to fill the halls of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City this coming January. The American Museum of Natural History in New York City has some large exhibits. There’s the 94-foot, 21,000-pound fiberglass model of a blue whale that curves gracefully over the Hall of

Artistic Inge Lehmann Linocut of the Danish Seismologist 

The Way of the Geophysicist [2015-09-28 10:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

Reading Time: 1 minutesEtsy user Minouette has a beautiful collection of linocuts. I really enjoyed the series on female scientists. Inge Lehmann is a Danish seismologist and the first scientist to prove layering within the Earth’s interior. An amazing achievement, especially, considering the quality of data back in the day. Have a look for yourself over here. The […]The post Artistic Inge Lehmann Linocut of the Danish Seismologist appeared first on The Way of the

Born This Day (1944): Victoria Vetri 

Palaeoblog [2015-09-26 16:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
Victoria had a career doing bit parts in 1960’s TV including Batman and Star Trek (Isis the cat), before becoming playmate of the year (1968) for Playboy magazine. This lead to her starring role in When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth. She also had a small role in Rosemary’s Baby under her stage name of Andrea Dorian taken from the ill-fated ship, Andrea

Once in a Red Supermoon: Watch Sunday’s rare lunar eclipse at the George Observatory 

BEYONDbones [2015-09-25 22:09:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (40 visits) info
Our moon goes by many different names depending on the season and its position relative to the Earth. The evening of Sunday, Sept. 27, it will become three identities at once, an exceptionally rare occurrence. For the first time in … Continue reading

Mauna Loa Aviation Code Raised To Yello 

Volcano Science And News Blog [2015-09-24 17:29:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

Mauna Loa has been slowly re-loading its vast magma chamber since it's last eruption ended in 1984. In the mid-2000's, inflation increased, stopped, started again, and now continues at a slow pace. I've been covering the goings-on at Mauna Loa and have suspected for a while it was getting ready for its next round, but as of yesterday, HVO has taken notice as well and chose to raise the aviation code (not the alert code) to Yellow (advisory).Mauna Loa has been experiencing tremor and seismicity [...]

The Equinox from Meteosat 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-09-21 23:49:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (40 visits) info

The autumnal equinox is at 8:22 GMT or 4:22 am EDT on Wednesday. The two satellite images below from the European Meteosat show the sun angle on Earth from June 22 near the summer solstice and then today at the same time.  Notice the sun angle has changed dramatically, and the High Arctic is no longer seeing 24 hour daylight. Below is today at the same

Titan’s “bucket brigade” brings liquid to moon’s north pole 

Geospace [2015-09-18 16:32:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
Researchers think they have found a veritable bucket brigade that has been slowly but surely drenching the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan – the only world in the solar system, other than Earth, to have lakes, seas and rainy

Things that helped me get through the infamous week 6... 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2015-09-14 23:05:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info
I have been blessed to experience the joys of working on a world-famous research vessel with some of the smartest, friendliest people on Earth for 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, in a close and confined space. As of September 13, 2015, everyone on this ship has worked for exactly 6 weeks: a total of 502 hours. read

Exploring Challenger Deep 

The Way of the Geophysicist [2015-09-11 11:00:02]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe Marianna trench is the deepest point on earth measuring 10.91km at the deepest point. People used to think our oceans were pretty flat underneath the water and did measurements with a plumb. Unfortunately at this particular subduction zone the line proved to be too short. When tectonic plates collide incredible forces apply, leaving earth […]The post Exploring Challenger Deep appeared first on The Way of the

Asteroids have “fractured and pulverized” the moon’s subsurface 

AGU Meetings [2015-09-10 19:19:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
Large asteroids that crash into the moon cause fractures to the lunar crust that extend up to 25 kilometers (16 miles) below the moon’s surface, finds a new study. These cracks could contain a record of asteroid impacts that bombarded the inner planets billions of years ago, possibly shedding new light on the formation of our solar system and the origin of life on Earth, according to

Massive Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Earth’s “Great Dying” 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-09-08 22:33:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info The world’s worst mass extinction has been a great whodunit for decades. Some 252 million years ago, 75 percent of land species and 90 percent of those in the oceans disappeared. But what caused trilobites, Eurypterid “sea scorpions” and all those other species to go extinct? READ

Imaggeo on Mondays: Electron cloud gone wrong 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2015-09-07 12:38:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

Deciphering the past history of rocks and what they might reveal about the Earth’s future is a key part of geology, and tools such as Ion Probes can be used by Earth Scientists to extract valuable information about a rock’s past. Today’s Imaggeo on Monday’s image was acquired by Sarah Glynn, a researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand, in South Africa, who was analysing a potential calcite reference material (a mineral homogeneous enough to be considered a benchmark for future [...]

Progressing ash plume of Eyjafjallajökull 

The Way of the Geophysicist [2015-09-04 10:58:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info

Reading Time: 1 minutesIn May 2010 air transportation in Europe came to a halt, when Eyjafjallajökull on Iceland erupted. Now, two years after that eruption scientist have gathered and evaluated all kinds of data how the ash plume moved through Europe. This data taken from satellites, plane and the earth can help evaluate particle dispersion better and limit […]The post Progressing ash plume of Eyjafjallajökull appeared first on The Way of the

3-D maps illustrate formation of the Hangai Dome in central Mongolia 

AGU Meetings [2015-08-27 17:58:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

Researchers at Rice University, the University of Toronto, and Princeton University generated 3-D maps of the Earth under the Hangai Dome in central Mongolia from seismic data. The 3-D image below shows the earth under the dome. Colored yellow, warm rock rises up from the deep mantle toward the Earth’s surface. The pressure on the rock drops as it rises. When the rock reaches 150 kilometers (93 miles) below the surface, it starts to melt and form magma, illustrated in red. Heat released by [...]

Join the EGU Blog Network! 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2015-08-26 14:26:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

After announcing earlier this week that we are sadly saying goodbye to the EGU network blog Between a Rock and Hard Place, the time has come to find a new blog to take their place. If you are an Earth, planetary or space researcher (a PhD student, an early career scientist, or a more established one) with a passion for communicating your work, we’d like to hear from you! We currently feature blogs in palaeontology (Green Tea and Velociraptors), international development (Geology for Global [...]

The Occurrence of Acid Rain 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2015-08-12 10:26:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info

Acidity rain is really a natural process and happening around us. Water is an important element and required by life. Nearly 70% from the body’s biological creature is an element water. Therefore, no creature can and biological bio-diversity without water. Water on the top of earth by its character is split into two, namely freshwater […] The post The Occurrence of Acid Rain appeared first on Liberty, Equality, and

Am I The Only One Who Noticed.. 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-08-07 10:16:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info
Knowing that NASA,NOAA, and EVERY major scientific society on Earth says that we must immediately reduce our emissions of Carbon, or risk dangerously changing the planet’s life support system, you’d expect that at least one question in the debate Thursday night would be about that subject. You’d be wrong. Now, I could understand skipping something real difficult, like is the Earth over a million years old?, or are the fossils | Impressum