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Friday, 27 May 2016

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Earth Science Week 2016: 8th – 16th October 

Geological Society of London blog [2016-05-27 16:22:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

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This year’s Earth Science Week is still more than four months away, but we’re already making plans! A 9 day long celebration of the geology all around us in the UK and Ireland, Earth Science Week is an opportunity for museums … Continue reading

Flyover Country—The next generation field-based research tool 

AGU Meetings [2016-05-25 23:38:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

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In December 2015, with the support of a National Science Foundation (NSF) EAGER grant, the Flyover Country (FC) team of Amy Myrbo (University of Minnesota Research Associate), Shane Loeffler (2015 B.S. graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth), Reed McEwan (University of Minnesota M.S. in Geology and Software Engineering) and Sijia Ai (University of Minnesota), launched FC as a geosciences mobile app for air travelers, road warriors and

Airliner Chronicles: Stuck on a Plane with a Proselytizer... 

Geotripper [2016-05-25 08:19:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

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And really, I felt sorry for the poor guy who was stuck sitting with me on the plane flight from St. Louis to LAX. Oh, I wasn't trying to convert the poor guy into some religion. No, he got the full-court press from me about the importance of understanding what was going on 35,000 feet below us on the ground. He was being proselytized into the world of geology. People who fly a lot

Arizona legislative session had big impact on geology 

Arizona Geology [2016-05-23 00:19:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

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Field Work on Black Mountain 

Wooster Geologists [2016-05-21 12:00:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info

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San Diego, CA – Amineh AlBashaireh (’18) and I are working with USD scientists, Dr. Bethany O’Shea, Elizabeth Johnston, and Eric Cathcart on the geology of Black Mountain in San Diego, CA. The Santiago Peak Volcanics are exposed in the park. These rocks are early Cretaceous in age (~110 Ma) and are thought to represent the

Pele is a Capricious Goddess...Part One (A Return to the Realm of Fire) 

Geotripper [2016-05-21 06:46:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (49 visits) info
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Note to my Geology 190 Students: this IS NOT a picture from my current visit. Lava is NOT flowing this way right now. I offer NO GUARANTEES that anything we see on our trip in two weeks will be anything like this. The reasons are described below.... That's a much younger version of myself, from 2002 For everyone else: I wish you could join us! We are headed to the Hawaiian Islands in a

TED: Hunting for dinosaurs 

GeoSelim [2016-05-21 05:30:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
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Filed under: Geology Tagged: Dinosaurs, Geology,

How did plate tectonics begin? 

Speaking of Geoscience [2016-05-18 16:53:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

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David Bercovici, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University Impatient person’s summary: To understand how plate tectonics began we have to first figure out why we have plate tectonics at all, and how to identify a plate tectonic planet if it were passing by. The uniqueness of plate tectonic is mostly tied up in its odd boundaries,… Read More How did plate

Familiar lessons on Mineralogy & Geology,... 

geo-ebooks [2016-05-11 17:39:02]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
Familiar lessons on Mineralogy & Geology,

A Few Geologic Words and Concepts Through Time (via Google Books Ngram Viewer) 

Looking for Detachment [2016-05-05 18:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
I'm not sure how I got started on checking different words and concepts on Google Books Ngram Viewer yesterday, although my "History" tab suggests to me that it might have been related to some reading I was doing on science fiction. As for geology and geologic concepts, we'll first take a quick look our main concept, geology: We see an upsurge in the word "geology" in the early

The Floating Egg, by Roger Osborne 

Mountain Beltway [2016-04-25 15:15:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info

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A quick report today on a delightful book – The Floating Egg: Episodes in the Making of Geology, by Roger Osborne. It’s a collection of pieces, some only a few sentences long, others full essays, and still others short stories that fictionalize real life events. The range of styles is extensive, but what unites them all is geology in coastal Yorkshire, England. It’s a fascinating tour. The title may seem

Death Valley Trip, Getting There: A Hike to Pleistocene Shorelines 

Looking for Detachment [2016-03-22 17:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

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On the second day of our road trip (which began here), we left Yerington at a reasonable though not early hour, knowing full well we'd make Beatty by dinner time. About an hour later, after reaching the Alt-95–95 junction near Schurz and while still approaching Walker Lake, we found an opportunity to stretch our legs and see some geology in the process. We pulled into a side road leading to

Death Valley Trip, Part 3: Northward, and over Daylight Pass 

Looking for Detachment [2016-03-15 17:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

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We're still on the road in Death Valley and have stopped between the turnoff to Natural Bridge and the southern entrance to the one-way Artist's Drive to look northeastward toward the Black Mountains. Geology is everywhere in Death Valley, whether you look up or down, north or south, east or west. Consequently, although MOH and I were there mostly to see this year's "superbloom," the

Geology and NASA: An Interview with Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist 

AGU Meetings [2016-03-15 14:50:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
Dr. Ellen Stofan is a planetary scientist, STEM advocate and Chief Scientist at NASA. Her research interests include the geology of Venus, Mars, Titan and Earth and she's been involved in several planetary missions including Cassini (Radar Team), the proposed Titan Mare Explorer mission, and the Magellan mission to

Negotiations on de-licensing of geologists in Arizona 

Arizona Geology [2016-03-04 21:56:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (43 visits) info

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Our colleagues in a number of the geology professional organizations in Arizona are reporting the potential for a significant change in House Bill 2613, that proposes to de-license geologists and other professionals. According to an email I got this morning, the bill was approved by the House yesterday but deregulation of geologists was taken out of the bill and a geologist will continue to

Governor open to change on geology de-licensing bill 

Arizona Geology [2016-02-20 03:46:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (73 visits) info

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The Arizona House Commerce Committee this week approved HB2613, on a partisan vote of 5-3, to de-license a number of professions including geologists.    The bill is opposed by a broad coalition of professional organizations including the Arizona chapters of American Institute of Professional Geologists and Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists as well as the Arizona

Amazing geology in Peru: How I found a mythical boiling river in the Amazon - Andrés Ruzo - Ted Talks 2016 

The Lost Geologist [2016-02-16 00:35:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (90 visits) info

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My good Peruvian friend and geologist (thanks Jenny!) sent me a link today about a recent Ted Talk featuring Andrés Ruzo, another Peruvian geologist, and his search for a mythical boiling river in the Amazon far from any volcanic centre. I liked the talk a lot. Reminds me of my own but not quite that adventureous times in Peru...

Geology in Space! Recent Martian Discoveries Edition 

Rosetta Stones [2016-02-04 11:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
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Welcome to the 21st century, where robots are doing geology on other worlds! In this edition, we're exploring Mars's rich geologic history - and finding potential signs of microbial life. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

A Check into Natural Flavours – Did You consume Your Beaver Butt This Morning hours? 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2016-01-31 08:17:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (102 visits) info
Before you continue reading this article please consider which on the list of following categories you fall straight into: 1- You go about life eating whatever you please without caring how it is often processed and what it may perhaps contain nutritionally for your health or that is certainly detrimental to your health. or maybe […] The post A Check into Natural Flavours – Did You consume Your Beaver Butt This Morning hours? appeared first on Liberty, Equality, and

Tips in fishing for salmons in Alaska 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2016-01-29 12:08:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

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The Frozen North is known as a standout amongst the most plentiful ranges with salmon, and is perfect for angling trips. This is a direct result of great tides along the West Coast and the spout of sea streams that make a situation perfect for the rearing of a large number of baitfish. It is […] The post Tips in fishing for salmons in Alaska appeared first on Liberty, Equality, and
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