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Monday, 13 June 2016

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UPC #5- Eocarcharia Dinops Vs Kryptops Palaios Vs Lurdusaurus Arenatus 

Dinosaur Home - Blogs [2016-06-13 23:39:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (51 visits) info
How long has it been since I’ve published one of these? Almost a month. Well, I am finished with Neovenator vs Baryonyx (it has been for a while, too), but I wrote down on paper so I haven’t transferred it yet, but that will be next. Anyways, enjoy! Images courtesy of Eocarcharia dinops Length: 9 meters Height: 2.1

More Beast Profiles 

Dinosaur Home - Blogs [2016-06-09 22:04:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info
Species: Carnoferox atronyxLength: 8.5 meters (28 feet)Height: 2.5 meters (8 feet)Weight: 2 tonnes (2.2 tons)Genome:Allosaurus fragilis (body, arms, tail)Carnotaurus sastrei (head, legs)Species: Phoboraptor horridusLength: 5.4 meters (18 feet)Height: 2.5 meters (8 feet)Weight: 250 kilograms (550 pounds)Genome:Titanis walleri (head, body)Utahraptor ostrommaysorum (arms, legs, tail)Psittacus erithacus (intelligence, animal call/voice mimicking)Species: Titanax superiorLength: 24+ meters (80+ [...]

Using Sentinel-2 for crop monitoring 

Digital Geography [2016-06-02 12:30:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (98 visits) info
Sentinel-2 is the optical satellite of the Copernicus programme. It can be compared to Landsat, although it has a better resolution, of 10 to 20 meters. We’ll be using it for crop monitoring with simple vegetation indices. Overview Sentinel-2 is the high-resolution optical satellite of ESA and the EU. The images have a resolution of 10 to 20 meters, higher than Landsat, and, as always with the Copernicus programme, the data are free and open. In this tutorial, we’ll download an [...]

UPC #4-Chilantaisaurus Tashuikouensis Vs Gobisaurus Domoculus 

Dinosaur Home - Blogs [2016-05-24 21:19:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (49 visits) info
Like Fights #1 and #2, this is a fight featuring poorly understood dinosaurs. This is also the first time an ankylosaur had appeared in the series and where the setting is Asia. Image courtesy of Chilantaisaurus tashuikouensis Length: 13 meters Height: 3.8 meters Weight: 6 tonnes Weapons: Blade-like teeth, size, strength, speed, intelligence, arms, claws Image courtesy of Gobisaurus domoculus Length: 6

Rugops Primus: The Loser Abelisaur 

Dinosaur Home - Blogs [2016-05-13 07:25:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info
Let me just say that this abelisaur is one of a kind. It reached around 7 meters in length and could probably barely scoot over a ton or a ton and a half. A pathetic creature. It is known from a remarkably well preserved skull. With further examination, it was revealed that the skull was

UPC #1-Veterupristisau Rus Milneri Vs Ostafrikasaurus Crassiserratus 

Dinosaur Home - Blogs [2016-05-10 06:15:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info

This is the first of a new series I will start. It is about conflict between prehistoric monsters that would have actually happened. It is called Ultimate Primordial Carnage or UPC for short. Remember that I aim to be as accurate as I can.  Word Count (for the scenario): 945 words Veterupristisaurus milneri Size: 10 meters Weapons: Razor sharp teeth,

Monday Geology Picture: Granite Boulder in the Forest 

Georneys [2016-05-02 22:38:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (78 visits) info

For this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” here’s a shot of a pretty granite boulder that I spotted during a forest hike in the Constantia region of the Cape Town, South Africa. No doubt, this boulder consists of ~550 million year old Cape Granite. There’s no scale in this picture, but the boulder is about 2 meters

World's Heaviest Monopile for Offshore Wind Turbine Foundation [2016-04-12 07:49:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

Check out this massive pile foundation for a wind turbine at the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm. It weighs over 1,300 tons (2,866 kips) and is 7.8 meters in diameter (25.5 ft) and 82.2 meters long (270 feet). The wind farm will consist of a total of 67 6MW turbines founded on giant monopiles like this. According to Offshore Wind, the Veja Mate OWF is located 95 km northwest from the island of Borkum in the German North Sea. When fully operational in 2018, the farm will produce over 1.6 TWh [...]

2,400 meters under the South Pacific 

AGU Meetings [2016-04-08 19:54:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (171 visits) info
This is the first in a series of dispatches from scientists and education officers on the latest expedition of the Schmidt Ocean Institute.  by Peter Girguis My name is Peter Girguis, and on behalf of the science party and the Schmidt Ocean Institute I welcome you to our expedition’s blog. We hope that you will join us throughout the entire expedition as we explore some of the most amazing animal

New Podcast Episode: The Limits of Life 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2016-01-26 00:58:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info
Ginny and Jason search for life... hundreds of meters below the seafloor. read

Atlantis Bank: A Mountain Under the Sea 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2016-01-15 17:17:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (56 visits) info
For over a month now, the JOIDES resolution has maintained its position in the southwest Indian Ocean, 700 meters above Atlantis Bank. This undersea mountain was named in 1986 by one of our co-chief scientists Henry Dick, “we found a block that had been lifted up to sea level, it was an island at one point” says Dick, “so we named it Atlantis Bank after of course the lost city of Atlantis”. read

Machimosaurus rex, Giant Marine Crocodile from Tunisia 

Palaeoblog [2016-01-11 19:14:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (57 visits) info

 Cretaceous; TN
Brian Switek covers some nice work by our colleague, Federico Fanti: The biggest sea-dwelling crocodile ever found has turned up in the Tunisian desert. The whopper of a prehistoric predator grew to over 30 feet long (nearly ten meters) and weighed three tons. Paleontologists have dubbed the new species Machimosaurus rex and describe it Monday in the journal Cretaceous

2016: the year of the Bagnold dunes 

Through the Sandglass [2016-01-04 15:43:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (54 visits) info
Last month, NASA issued a press release to announce that the Curiosity Rover had reached the “Bagnold dunes” and was preparing to investigate. The image above is from that announcement – the landscape covered is only a few meters

How Low Can We Go? 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2015-12-28 00:19:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (104 visits) info
The goal of expedition 360 is to drill hole U1473 as deep as we possibly can in the two months we have onboard the JOIDES Resolution. Our target is 1300 meters, this would be the third deepest hole ever drilled into oceanic crust (ie. hard igneous and metamorphic rocks, we’re not counting the sediments that sit on top). read

Phosphorosaurus ponpetelegan, a Mosasaur with Binocular Vision 

Palaeoblog [2015-12-10 10:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (62 visits) info

 Cretaceous; JP
The Late Cretaceous mosasaur, Phosphorosaurus ponpetelegans (a phosphorus lizard from an elegant creek), is believed to have hunted on glowing fish and squids at night. Phosphorosaurus is relatively small, about 3 meters, or 10 feet long. This unique discovery in a creek in the town of Mukawa in northern Japan reveals that they were able to colonize throughout the northern hemisphere. It

The Compact Efficiency of New Airborne Science 

State of the Planet [2015-11-26 03:30:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (63 visits) info

The latest team celebration is around the magnetometer data. Magnetics has evolved quite a bit over the years of geophysical sampling. Lamont scientist Robin Bell recalls when in the 1990s working on a project in West Antarctica that the magnetometer was towed on a winch ~100 meters behind the aircraft - now it is nearly cheek to cheek with other

Exploring Beneath Earth’s Changing Ice Sheets 

State of the Planet [2015-11-24 14:06:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (64 visits) info

If just the West Antarctic Ice Sheet were to melt, it would raise global sea level by 6 meters. That’s more than a theoretical problem. West Antarctica is losing ice mass, and scientists are

When Giant Mushrooms Ruled The Earth 

Palaeoblog [2015-10-29 16:44:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (60 visits) info
Excavating Prototaxites From around 420 to 350 million years ago, when land plants were still the relatively new kids on the evolutionary block and “the tallest trees stood just a few feet high,” giant spires of life poked from the Earth. “The ancient organism boasted trunks up to 24 feet (8 meters) high and as wide as three feet (one meter),” said National Geographic in 2007. With the help of

Hurricane Patricia --Category 5 aiming for Mexico 

Geology in Motion [2015-10-23 19:48:08]  recommend  recommend this post  (95 visits) info

Hurricane Patricia on Friday morning 10/23/2015, from Weather.comAs I write this, Hurricane Patricia is less than 100 miles off shore of Mexico, aiming for landfall south of Puerto Vallarta and north of Manzanillo.  Evacuations have been underway. Mexico's second largest city Guadalajara lies inland fortunately south of the projected path that will take it into southern Texas. It is expected to make landfall Friday afternoon or evening, and to fizzle out near Monterrey on [...]

Tubewells to the Rescue 

State of the Planet [2015-10-17 16:37:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (52 visits) info
The resistivity was hampered by bad roads and flooded fields. At one point we needed to do a makeshift repair with sandbags and bricks to get through. The augering was proving similarly difficult in the thick muds of the abandoned channel. We were using up our time and making limited progress. It was time to change to our alternative plan. We switched to drilling with tube wells, a local hand-drilling technique. In the time it took us to auger to less than 5 meters, we drilled two tube [...] | Impressum