Posts treating: "geology"
Thursday, 01 June 2017
Over chai, elders told us about large serpents invading their village. A curse, they said. Only the correct prayers and purification rituals saved them, forcing the serpents to retreat deep into the forest. Some serpents remain trapped in the rock faces near the village, which was renamed Nagling (Nag means cobra..or more generically serpent).
The picture below are the entombed serpents
Well, there we have it: the Carlin Canyon unconformity with the Humboldt River running nearly bankfull on April 11th of this year.
Looking downstream, back toward the tunnels, we're actually still looking at the unconformity, but it's cropping out poorly on the slope below the tilted limestone beds of the Pennsylvanian-Permian Strathearn Formation.
I went ahead and cropped the best photo
High levels of radioactive cesium remain in the soil near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and these radionuclides have migrated at least 5 centimeters down into the ground at several areas since the nuclear accident five years ago, according to preliminary results of a massive sampling project being presented at the JpGU-AGU joint meeting in Chiba,
I am creating a series of Google Earth labs to use with my middle school Earth Science textbook Earth Science: God’s World, Our Home. For the most part, these labs could be used with other textbooks as well, though I do occasionally refer to figures or pages in my textbook. At this stage, I would love […]
In the first post of this series I showed how to use Pandas, Seaborn, and Matplotlib to: load a dataset test, clean up, and summarize the data start looking for relationships between variables
The idea behind this series of articles is to show how to predict P-wave velocity, as measured by a geophysical well log (the sonic), from a suite of other logs:
Machine learning in geoscience with scikit-learn. Part 1: checking, tidying, and analyzing the dataset Machine learning in geoscience with scikit-learn. Part 2: a detour about inferential statistic Machine learning in
This is the third in a series of dispatches from Rebecca Fowler, a science writer documenting the work of scientists conducting fieldwork at the Atlin ophiolite in British
خبير تعدين مصرالاسباب الرئيسية لانهيار التعدين فى مصر مشاكل التعدين واضحة وحلولها ايضا واضحة الفكرة فى اننا نريد الحل ام لا ؟!!!! هناك خمسة اسباب رئيسية اربعة ظواهر بالتبعية . اما الخمسة اسباب الرئيسية هى:- القوات المسلحة – المحليات – البترول – الشركات الوطنية– القوانين [...]
This is the second in a series of dispatches from Rebecca Fowler, a science writer documenting the work of scientists conducting fieldwork at the Atlin ophiolite in British
This is the first in a series of dispatches from Rebecca Fowler, a science writer documenting the work of scientists conducting fieldwork at the Atlin ophiolite in British
As the US National Park Service celebrates its Centennial this year, we thought we’d celebrate with it by sharing some of our favorite photos from the national parks we have visited in the era of digital photography. Congaree National Park … Continue reading
الجيوكمبيوتر الجيوكمبيوتر كما اسميته او الحوسبة الجيولوجية وهي استخدام الكمبيوتر في مجال الجيولوجيا وتطويعه لخدمة علوم الأرض. ان استخدام الحاسوب في أي علم له مميزاته الكبيرة التي يطول الحديث عنها. سأتحدث عن جزء منها في هذه السطور. أفضل المبرمجين لبرامج علمية في علوم الأرض [...]
Hi friends! Remember me? A new geology field guide has been posted on this website. This one gives you something to do while you huff and puff your way up through the 45-million-year-old Barlow Pass Volcanics on the Dickerman Mountain Trail. The mountain rises above the South Fork Stillaguamish Valley, and is reached by the
My GigaPan expedition has landed at Rathlin Island, north of Northern Ireland, within view of Scotland, for a few days. The beach on Church Bay is cobble-covered and steep, and the cobbles reflect the island’s geology, with some anthropogenic components thrown in for flavor: Link GigaPan by Callan Bentley But I was struck by these two cobbles, each showing a pervasively shattered breccia of chert: To me, that is not
A lot of geology involves glimpsing the ideal behind the real. As you look around Oakland, the Hayward fault isn’t easy to see without a bit of training. For this post, let me start you from the ideal. The process of faulting has very specific effects on the land that you can learn to look
Bristol to London, England — Cassidy Jester (’17) and I returned to the Bristol train station (above) on our way to London. We grabbed a smidgen of geology along the way: This common stone in the train station looked familiar. It turns out to be the same Triassic wadi deposit I saw with Tim Palmer
Last week, I was in Iceland, driving around the country’s Ring Road and checking out its amazing geology with my family. We had a great time in particular exploring in the Lake Mývatn region, on the country’s subaerial expression of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Lake Mývatn itself is in a rift basin, peppered with a great variety of volcanic and hydrothermal features. One spot we enjoyed a short stroll was in
My friend Pradeep Sarkar died last Tuesday June 7th. He got up that morning and complained of shortness of breath. In a few minutes it was all over. He leaves behind a shattered family, a wife and a son, and a large number of stunned friends, colleagues and students.
I met Pradeep when he joined the faculty at Fergusson College, Pune, during my second year B.Sc. He had a way with students
For fans of geology and art crossovers, Karen Picton is exhibiting until June 19th at The Stone Space Gallery, with a Meet the Artist day on Saturday 11th June. Continue reading