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Monday, 08 December 2014

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Guatemalan geoportal now available 

Earth Sciences and Maps Library Blog [2014-12-08 23:24:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

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Just recently the Geographic Institute of Guatemala launched a new web geoportal for maps of Guatemala. According to an article published by GIM International, the new service, "provides open access to more than 20 thematic layers on topics such as geodesy, vegetation cover, land use, geology, hydrology and road network, among others." Additionally, they report that, "The services use Geoserver and Geoexplorer, and were developed with support from the GeoSUR Program and PAIGH, with funding [...]

Riprap, Slickensides, and a Thanksgiving Walkabout 

WATCH FOR ROCKS - Travels of a Sharp-Eyed Geologist [2014-12-01 02:10:29]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info

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I went for a walkabout yesterday, two days after eating my way into a holiday food coma. That spiral cut ham–scalloped potatoes–pecan and cranberry dressing–vegetable medley–cranberry sauce–two pieces of pie–champagne and wine Thanksgiving dinner needed to be dealt with. So after nibbling on some leftover ham and forking my way across a hefty slice of breakfast pumpkin pie, I headed over to the Santa Clara Reserve to spend a few hours with friends, hiking and socializing in the [...]

P.K. (Rana) Medhi 

Arizona Geology [2014-11-25 23:32:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

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The Arizona Geological Society reports that "Long-time AGS member P. K. (Rana) Medhi [photo credit, AGS] passed away Nov. 7, 2014 at his home in Casa Grande. Medhi, former chairman of the Board of Governors of the Arizona Dept. of Mines and Mineral Resources, former adjunct professor of geology at Central Arizona College, and former Governor of the Mining Foundation of the Southwest retired

Literature news: Recent publications on paleoseismology 

paleoseismicity.org [2014-11-19 10:30:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
Here’s my list of recent publications that deal with paleoseismology and related topics.   Vargas G., Klinger Y., Rockwell T., Forman S. Rebolledo S., Baize S., Lacassin R., Armijo R., 2014. Probing large intraplate earthquakes at the west flank of the Andes. Geology, doi :10.1130/G35741.1, 2014. Bollinger L., Sapkota S., Tapponier P., Klinger Y., Rizza M., Van der Woerd J., Tiwari D., Pandey R., Bitri A., Bes de Berc S., 2014. Estimating the return times of great Himalayan [...]

trespassing 

Accidental Remediation [2014-11-19 02:13:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
Geologists, do you trespass? Do you chase your outcrop over hill and dale? Sneak over a fence to collect a nice rock specimen? I do not. I'm pretty careful about lining up my permissions and access agreements. Even when a resident tells me straight out to just let myself in and not bother them with notifications, I still send a reminder before I go, and once I'm done with my sampling, leave

Markagunt: A truly gigantic gravity landslide (2000 cubic kilometres!) 

The Landslide Blog [2014-11-17 09:33:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

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A new paper in Geology describes for the first time the Markagunt gravity slide - a c.2000 square kilometre landslide deposit in Utah, USA that occurred about 22 million years

Born This Day: Sir Charles Lyell 

Palaeoblog [2014-11-14 23:12:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

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Nov. 14, 1797 - Feb. 22, 1875From Minnesota State University at Mankato comes this excellent bio on Lyell: Sir Charles Lyell attended Oxford University at age 19. Lyell's father was an active naturalist. Lyell had access to an elaborate library including subjects such as Geology. When Lyell was at Oxford, his interests were mathematics, classics, law and geology. He attended a lecture

A Hanging Valley in Lamoille Canyon 

Looking for Detachment [2014-11-13 14:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

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Getting back to Lamoille Canyon, a place of stunning cliffs and glacier carved valleys, I'm going to take us to an up-canyon viewpoint where we can see one of many hanging valleys. MOH and I initially came to this valley by way of the last stop on our second-day, GBR field trip. The roadside pullout, compleat with descriptive sign, can be reached easily by paved road by driving about 1.5

Geology In Pop Culture - Geological License Plate 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [2014-11-07 17:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
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I have been on the look out for geological based license plates recently and I captured this one the other day. A but blurry (from the phone) but you can still see that it says "Karste" quite clearly.I am not sure the rules of posting the images of license plate but I don't think there is really anything wrong with it, especially since we see them on the road everyday. And I figured that if I don't post any of the other information of the car owner, make, model, etc. along with the license [...]

Getting sketchy (when it comes to geology) 

Magma Cum Laude [2014-11-06 17:25:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
I was inspired to think about the topic of drawing (and markerboards) by the great post by Miles Traer on using stick figure animations to explain complex science concepts. I don't know if geoscientists are a special breed in that they often default toward drawing out their ideas and thoughts, but I've always found it to be an invaluable part of my research

Geological Pop-Cultural References 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [2014-11-06 00:37:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
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I came across this interesting article the other day: Pop Culture Mentions Of Global Warming Have Plummeted Since 2007which leads people to a program where users are able to put in a set of words and see how many times they have been mentioned in movies (and in various other mediums) in the past 100 years (or so). This got me thinking about how references to geology and paleontology have varied through time. The following graphs are made with a 2 year rolling average of the points, [...]

muttering 

Accidental Remediation [2014-11-05 01:37:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
When I'm overseeing contractors, I am generally easygoing. I don't get worked up if the geology doesn't cooperate, or if a contractor's piece of equipment malfunctions and needs some sort of fix. Stuff happens. Drillers who I've worked with on long projects and/or projects that have been prone to various technical obstacles know that I'm basically relaxed about these sorts of

Happy Halloween, Everyone! 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-10-30 23:27:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

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As a Halloween special, we’re taking you beyond Utah and overseas to London, England’s cemeteries. How is geology shaping and evolving those old headstones? Read more in this great piece to find out! www.ucl.ac.uk READ

100 reasons the Earth is old — from Age of Rocks 

The GeoChristian [2014-10-29 04:47:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
One of the best current blogs on the topics of geology, young-Earth creationism, and Christianity is Age of Rocks, written by Jonathan Baker. Today he published his 100th post, and commemorated that milestone with a fantastic article: 100 Reasons the Earth is Old. I liked all 100  reasons, and think he could follow this up with 500 reasons the

Glad You Asked: October 23, 2014 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-10-24 01:41:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
Cooler weather is on its way, so we’ve got a cool “Glad You Asked” article to compliment the changing seasons! It’s a beautiful time of the year to get out into Utah’s geology. Maybe some of you have noticed these groovy rocks out on your outdoor adventures. What are those grooves in the rocks, and

I’m on TV!! 

GeoSphere [2014-10-21 16:08:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
About a year ago I was asked to appear as a guest on a kids television show about rocks and minerals called Finding Stuff Out. I was asked to come an talk about rocks, minerals, geology in general... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Gender representation in Geology 

Lounge of the Lab Lemming [2014-10-18 00:07:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
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A week and a half ago, I pointed out the gender imbalance apparent in the September issue of Geology.  My particular gripe was that it would be hard to achieve gender balance in my ongoing geopoetry series if issues (like the September one) had three or fewer papers by women authors.  With encouragements from commenters and the geotwitter rock stars, I had a slightly deeper look into what

Colored Sand in Geology 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-10-16 20:22:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
colored-sand-and-unity-sand-ceremony.com The Earth formed more than 4.5 billion years ago. As the planet cooled, a new solid crust formed. The crust is only 8 kilometers thick under the oceans (oceanic crust) and about 32 kilometers thick under the continents (continental crust). READ

Researchers turn to 3-D technology to examine the formation of cliffband landscapes 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-10-16 20:04:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

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A great read for the morning. One example of technological progression and its contribution to our greater knowledge! phys.org A blend of photos and technology takes a new twist on studying cliff landscapes and how they were formed. Dylan Ward, a University of Cincinnati assistant professor of geology, will present a case study on this

Geology of the Sulphurdale Geothermal-Resources Area, Beaver and Millard Counties, Utah 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-10-16 01:05:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info

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By: Peter D. Rowley, Edward F. Rutledge, David J. Maxwell, Gary L. Dixon, and Chester A. Wallace This 27-page report analyzes new detailed (1:12,000 scale) geologic mapping of a 14 square mile area centered by the high-temperature (350°F) Sulphurdale heat source, which at the surface makes up a circular area about a mile in diameter
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