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Saturday, 18 October 2014

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Gender representation in Geology 

Lounge of the Lab Lemming [2014-10-18 00:07:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
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  (18 visits) info 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  (16 visits) info

A great read for the morning. One example of technological progression and its contribution to our greater knowledge! 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  info

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

Landscapes of Ladakh (2) 

Geology for Global Development [2014-10-14 10:00:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

  Further photographs showing the varied landscapes of Ladakh, India. Photographs were taken as part of our hazards education work in the region. To see and learn more – why not come to this event at The Geological Society. (Credit: Geology for Global

Paths across the Cheshire Peak 

Metageologist [2014-10-12 13:16:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

Driving west across the edge of the English Peak District is a good way to see how geology shapes landscape. Tracing the routes that cross it – feeling their shapes with a finger on a map or with your body as … Continue reading


Oakland Geology [2014-10-10 05:49:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

The little town of Emeryville has almost no geology that passers-by would recognize. On the geologic map it’s displayed as largely artificial land and coastal alluvium. The only people who see these things are builders and the geological professionals who advise them with their foundations. The point was made from scratch—the original shore was a

Full Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University 

WeBlog Aragosaurus [2014-10-08 11:33:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info

Department Head/Full Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State UniversityMontana State University in Bozeman invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Earth Sciences.  Appointment will be at the rank of Full Professor.We require a Ph.D. in an Earth Science discipline (human or physical geography, geology, oceanography, atmospheric/climate science); demonstrated administrative and leadership abilities; a record of success in teaching undergraduate [...]

Landscapes of Ladakh (1) 

Geology for Global Development [2014-10-08 11:00:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

  Recently we undertook some work in Ladakh (India), amongst some beautiful landscapes.  Photos: Geology for Global Development

A brief note on Geopoetical gender imbalance 

Lounge of the Lab Lemming [2014-10-05 16:20:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
Like many physical science journals, Geology has a severe male/female author imbalance.  In part, this may reflect the imbalance in researches publishing in the field.  When I started the Geopoetry series, one of my goals was to reduce the underrepresentation of women in science in my selection of papers to poetify. Initially, this was easy; I was picking the very most interesting papers

October 3, 2014 News [2014-10-03 08:10:27]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

 Devonian; DZ,MY
Enhanced Shuttle Elevation Data NASA Malaysia Oil and Gas Report Energy Information Administration Putting the Gee-Whiz in Geology Washington Post NWT Diamond Exploration Grants Snake Handlers Needed in the Marcellus Shale ?? World Wildlife Populations Halved in 40 Years BBC Statoil and Shell Awarded Shale Licenses in Algeria Oil and Gas

As expedition ends, scientists crack like deep-sea rocks 

AGU Meetings [2014-09-29 16:28:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 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

Charnockite at Swift Run Gap 

Mountain Beltway [2014-09-29 15:57:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

Over the weekend, I ran a 1-credit field course for NOVA, on the geology of Shenandoah National Park. I was about eight minutes early getting to the meet-up location, so that allowed me to check out a promising new outcrop of rock along the road (route 33, ~100 m west of Swift Run Gap). Here are two photos of it: charnockite (pyroxene-bearing granitoid or meta-granitoid), with weak foliation: This is

Physician Paracelsus and early Medical Geology 

History of Geology [2014-09-26 21:36:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim (1493-1541), better known as Paracelsus, is considered one of the most important mystics and physicians of all times. Some myths even claim he got his medical knowledge from the devil himself; in fact he studied the subterranean realm of earth to understand its effects on human health – one

Friday Photo (129) – Annual Conference 

Geology for Global Development [2014-09-26 11:30:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

  GfGD Annual Conference 2014 A selection of photographs taken from the GfGD Annual Conference, hosted and supported by the Geological Society of London. The event focused on the skills required to make a long-term, effective contribution to international development. (Credit: Geology for Global Development,

September 24, 2014 News [2014-09-24 08:10:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

The Fickle El Niño of 2014 NASA Six Degrees of Warming UpWorthy Wyoming: No Correlation Between Quakes and Drilling Casper Star Tribune Chevron Selling Their Refinery in Hawaii FuelFix Coal-Fired Power in New Mexico Lite Geology Massive Volcanic Eruption Is Making Iceland Grow National Public Radio 2700+ Workers Strike at World’s Biggest Copper Mine

Geology Through the Radio - Pompeii 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [2014-09-23 23:06:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
Listening to the radio the other day this song caught my ear. Little did I realize what the title of the song was (Pompeii by Bastille). Then actually listening to the lyrics, I realized that that was what the song was actually about (not some fancy title that has nothing to do with the song what-so-ever).Here are a set of the lyrics for instance:"And the walls kept tumbling downIn the city that we loveGreat clouds roll over the hillsBringing darkness from above" Some questions that could [...]

POTD September 23, 2014: White Rock Bay, Antelope Island State Park, Davis County, Utah 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-09-23 20:02:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

Fall is here! Utah is just stunning in the fall, and the colors compliment our geology so well! Where is your favorite Utah fall destination found? White Rock Bay, Antelope Island State Park, Davis County, Utah Photographer: Adam McKean; ©

volcanoes and space photos 

Accidental Remediation [2014-09-23 01:07:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 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  (19 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 | Impressum