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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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volcanoes and space photos 

Accidental Remediation [2014-09-23 01:07:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

The Big Picture has two recent sets of photos of geological interest: volcanic activity and images of the earth and space from NASA. You should check out both sets - the volcano pictures, especially, are terrific. Here's a sampling: A June 27 lava flow from Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii (provided by USGS): A September 10 solar flare captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics

Geology | Fires have scarred forests for millions of years 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-09-22 19:29:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info Prehistoric life on Earth can seem so strange, with the plants and animals resembling something out of a science-fiction novel about an alien planet. READ

Sea arch in pyroclastic deposits, Santorini, Greece 

Mountain Beltway [2014-09-22 13:14:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

A series of blog posts on the geology of Santorini and Athens, Greece begins with a look at a sea arch on the south shore of

Pulling secrets from deep-sea, drillbit-eating rocks 

Geospace [2014-09-19 16:35:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (48 visits) info

Amy West is the science writer and outreach and education officer for the JOIDES Resolution, a drill ship operated by the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) that is on a two-month expedition studying the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc in the region where the Pacific Plate is descending under the Philippine Plate to form the Mariana Trench and the deepest point in the ocean–the Challenger Deep. This is her latest blog post about the

Going on a rock cruise 

AGU Meetings [2014-09-19 15:57:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (44 visits) info

A trio of two-month expeditions in 2014 will be in the region where the Pacific Plate is descending under the Philippine Plate to form the Mariana Trench and the deepest point in the ocean–the Challenger Deep. Scientists will get under the skin of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc, which stretches nearly the distance from Los Angeles to

Geology of the National Parks in Pictures - Dinosaur National Monument 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [2014-09-17 17:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

The next up on my tour of the National Parks in pictures:Dinosaur National MonumentObligatory entrance sign."I hope that the Government for the benefit of science and the people, will uncover a large area, leave the bones and skeletons in relief and house them in. It would make one of the most astounding and instructive sights imaginable." - Earl Douglas, 1923And here is the main attraction. The fossil wall in panorama form.The northern end of the fossil wall. And the southern end.View of [...]

Dino's? in Pop Culture - SLCC 2014 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [2014-09-15 19:55:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

 Jurassic; US
Unlike last years Salt Lake Comic Con there was not much in the way of dinosaurs (or geology really) that I could find. I did see one person dressed up as a female Dr Grant from Jurassic Park but I never was able to get a picture of her. So, in lieu of that we have Smaug from The Lord of The Rings. Dragons are based on dinosaurs, so essentially dragons are the descendants of dinosaurs, like birds. So dragons can be considered the cousins of birds.I didn't realize this at first but one of [...]

Alexander von Humboldt and the Hand-Beast 

History of Geology [2014-09-14 12:09:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

The German naturalist F. W. H. Alexander von Humboldt (born September 14, 1769-1859) is remembered as great geographer and explorer (maybe his name is even the most common on topographic maps), but his early education focused on mining engineering (and economy, as wished by his mother) and he made some important contributions to geology, for

19th September - Two Somerset Quarries 

Geology in the West Country [2014-09-12 18:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

FRIDAY 19th SeptemberAshen Cross Quarry, near Somerton and Bowdens Lane Quarry, LangportSimon Carpenter and Richard AshleyThis meeting visits two working quarries. In the morning we will visit Ashen Cross Quarry where the very lowest beds of the Blue Lias are worked. Following a pub lunch in Somerton we will visit Bowdens Lane Quarry where beds in the White and Blue Lias are worked. Please note that this meeting is being held on a Friday, as access to these quarries cannot be obtained on [...]

What’s Geology got to do with it? 5 – Scottish Independence Referendum 

Four Degrees [2014-09-11 12:32:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

Flo summarises 5 geo-relevant policy issues that are likely to impact on the Scottish Independence Referendum. Sooooo apologies for the long blog holiday we’ve been on of late, Marion and I have had a fairly hectic summer, but fear not, we will be updating on a more regular basis from now on! Hitting the headlines

Friday Photo (128) – Cultural Understanding Workshop (Tanzania) 

Geology for Global Development [2014-09-05 11:00:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

  Cultural Understanding Workshop (Tanzania) As part of the recent YES Network Congress in Tanzania, GfGD’s Director ran a half-day workshop on cultural understanding and its application to geoscience projects in the developing world. These images show some of the interactive activities that participants took part it. [Credit: Joel Gill, Geology for Global

Northern Convergence: The Sea to the Sky Highway in British Columbia (the Sky wins) 

Geotripper [2014-08-31 01:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

Porteau Cove Provincial Park We are continuing our "Northern Convergence" journey through Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Our last post saw us observing the geology in and around Vancouver Island and Goldstream Provincial Park, and having a look at the story poles (totem poles) of the First Nations people. That evening we caught the ferry to North Vancouver. The new day would see us

Poet and Paleontologist – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

History of Geology [2014-08-28 18:12:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (40 visits) info

The German lawyer, author, poet, politician and artist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (born August 28, 1749-1832) was also a mining engineer and quite interested in geology and paleontology. In the year 1775, Goethe, already a highly regarded author, was invited to the court of Duke Carl August in the city of Weimar, where he will

Biggest Cave is in Shetland 

Geology in the West Country [2014-08-28 18:04:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

Read moreDon't forget the Bath Geological Society's talk about the Geology of the Shetland Islands on Thursday September

One of Geology's Little Mysteries Solved: The Sliding Stones of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley 

Geotripper [2014-08-28 09:33:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info

Bonnie Claire Playa in Nevada There are side shows that happen in the sciences. There are the big mysteries of the cosmos and earth history that take many years and the work of dozens or hundreds of the greatest minds to solve: atomic theory, quantum physics, plate tectonics, DNA sequencing and so on. In geology, there are the big picture mysteries of how the continents have moved through

Seattle 1841 – aka Piner Point 

New Stories in Stone [2014-08-27 02:06:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (40 visits) info

Like many people interested in geology, I have had a long fascination ... [ continue

Northern Convergence: Stories on Trees, the Totems of the Northwestern First Nations 

Geotripper [2014-08-26 09:10:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (40 visits) info

During the flurry of planning for our Northern Convergence journey through Canada and the Pacific Northwest, I was barely keeping up with the geology, and any background information on the anthropology/archaeology of the region fell to my colleague from our anthropology department. There were certainly some intriguing sights related to the First Nations people of  Canada, and the one of

Intrigued by Earthquakes and Volcanoes? It’s Easy to Become Geologically Literate 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-08-26 08:23:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (43 visits) info
Meteorologists in general do not know much about Geology, but broadcast mets are usually the first person newsroom producers (and the public) turn to when there is an earthquake, tsunami, meteor showers etc.  I had a couple of great courses in Geology working on my masters, and a field trip to the Washington State was a fantastic learning experience, and it left me with a lifelong fascination of rocks and

Devil’s Lake App News [2014-08-26 08:07:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey has a free app that serves as a tour guide to the geology of Devil’s Lake State Park. Here’s what they have to say about it. “The app will follow you through the park and will guide you to points of geologic interest. Photos and text will explain

Northern Convergence: Vancouver Island, the last of the plan that was... 

Geotripper [2014-08-23 08:50:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

Our tour of Vancouver Island in British Columbia continued. I've spent several posts (here, here, and here) describing places we saw when we scouted the island a few days before the arrival of our students, and they were really fine places to learn geology. But our students never saw them, for a variety of reasons. Today is the last of the lost stops. The next post will be about the places | Impressum