Posts treating: "earth"
Friday, 13 December 2013
Under 3, not worth reporting, but there is a neat news article.
This has a 'minute video', which might be the way those 'Minute Earth' people are finally making money. As usual, they have it all wrong, but this is the NY times we're talking about. :)
These injection wells are all 25,000 barrels a day monsters straight into the faults. Natural infiltration controlled New
Long before the dinosaurs died off, the “Great Dying” killed nearly all life in the ocean, 70 percent of terrestrial animals and even insects. But this mass extinction more than 250 million years ago - Earth’s greatest natural disaster - is still a scientific mystery. Little evidence remains of why and when life on the planet crashed to this long
When whorls of plasma clouds erupt away from the sun in events known as coronal mass ejections, the portions that reach Earth can create terrestrial spectacles. These sun storms fuel stunning auroras in the night sky, but they can also foul up communication networks and Global Positioning Systems. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a method to better forecast these storms before they hit
GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2013-12-12 13:00:10]
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The EGU General Assembly brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting that covers all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. This year, the conference will have a theme: The Face of the Earth. Much like a human face, our planet exhibits a huge diversity of shapes and forms. This
The North American continent is home to several so-called 'supervolcanoes' (a term that is lamented by many geologists and volcanologists) such as Wyoming's Yellowstone Caldera, California's Long Valley Caldera, and New Mexico's Valles Caldera. Now, Utah joins the list of states that are host to some of the biggest eruptions in Earth's history.After 30 years of intense research, collecting rock samples, creating gravimetric maps, and studying ash layers, geologists have zeroed in on the [...]
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