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Monday, 30 November 2015

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Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 11/30-12/6 

BEYONDbones [2015-11-30 19:00:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week!  Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Ethan and Avery Lee (ages 4-6). Want to … Continue reading

Imaggeo on Mondays: Giants Causeway 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2015-11-30 13:00:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

Since its discovery back in the late 1600s the origin of the spectacular polygonal columns of the Giants Causeway, located on a headland along the northern coast of Ireland, has been heavily debated. Early theories for its origin ranged from being sculpted by men with picks and chisels, to the action of giants, through to the force of nature. It wasn’t until 1771 that Demarest, a Frenchman, suggested that the origin of the world-famous headland was indeed volcanic. “The myth goes that the [...]

Some Thoughts About The Coming Winter: Part One 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-11-30 00:48:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
This time of year it’s the number one question that every meteorologist hears: “What’s the winter going to like??” The correct answer is, “We can’t predict the weather 3 months in advance with any real accuracy.”. That said, we can make some decent guesses about the climate patterns that we may see, in some areas more than others. First, let me show you why we really cannot use numerical weather

Born This Day: Dunkinfield Henry Scott 

Palaeoblog [2015-11-28 12:04:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

Painting by Mary ParrishScott (Nov. 28, 1854 – Jan. 29, 1934) was an English paleobotanist and leading authority of his time on the structure of fossil plants, one of those who laid the foundations of paleobotany. He conducted experiments in the Jodrell Laboratory in Kew Gardens, where he became its honorary keeper (1892-1906). In collaboration with W.C. Williamson, he wrote three papers

Chocolat D'Aiguebelle Fossil Trading Cards 

Palaeoblog [2015-11-27 12:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
From Prehistosaurio Read more about these cards at the great Paleo-blog, Love In The Time of

Altered states (of lava domes) 

Magma Cum Laude [2015-11-25 21:00:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
Time for some shameless self-promotion – but also some research blogging. Last week I (finally) had a paper come out about my graduate modeling work on the hydrothermal systems and alteration in lava domes. (I’m sorry it’s not open access – I couldn’t afford it this time! But feel free to contact me if you want a copy.) Basically, the rundown is this: Lava domes, like volcanoes in general, are big

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 11/23-11/29 

BEYONDbones [2015-11-23 03:00:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week!  Behind-the-Scenes Tour – Out of the Amazon: Life on the RiverTuesday, Nov. 246:00 p.m. … Continue reading

local hand specimen 

Accidental Remediation [2015-11-20 23:34:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info
I'm not approached to identify rocks very often. Most of the time I'm working in the field, I'm not in a location that's visible to the public, and when I am, I'm usually not doing something that obviously involves rocks. That's fine because rocks aren't actually my thing. A while back, a maintenance guy working on one of my sites noticed that my business card had a variant of the word

Big Data in Oil and Gas – Fuzzy Classification 

The Way of the Geophysicist [2015-11-19 14:07:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
Reading Time: 4 minutesData in oil and gas has always been large, but is it also big? Big data is more than Petabytes of seismic data or well logs. Big data is a buzzword in modern technology that isn’t clearly defined, yet used to sell expensive hard and software. What is big data all about? Big data is […]The post Big Data in Oil and Gas – Fuzzy Classification appeared first on The Way of the Geophysicist.Related posts:New on StackExchange: Temporal Resolution of Seismic [...]

Christmas shutdown 

Ontario-geofish [2015-11-18 19:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
As is usual for me, I'm doing another shut down.  There's not much sunlight this time of year, so I have to struggle to stay cheerful.  I hope everybody has a nice

Geology calendar highlights ‘must-see’ Utah places 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-11-17 23:00:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

Another highlight on the 2016 Calendar of Utah Geology—get yours in time before they’re all gone! Get them in store at the Utah Natural Resources Map & Bookstore, or online HERE. Some of Utah’s most spectacular displays of geography are once again being showcased in the annual calendar compiled by staff members of the

And the winner is… 

Real Climate [2015-11-17 10:24:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info
Remember the forecast of a temporary global cooling which made headlines around the world in 2008? We didn’t think it was reliable and offered a bet. The forecast period is now over: we were right, the forecast was not skilful. Back around 2007/8, two high-profile papers claimed to produce, for the first time, skilful predictions

2 million page views 

Arizona Geology [2015-11-17 02:56:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
This blog passed the 2 million page views level today, so thanks to all of you readers.   It probably passed that point some time ago, but I did not start tracking analytics until a year into blogging.    I've made over 4,100 posts since beginning, but this past year my blogging has dropped off precipitously.    That is a factor of being over-committed on projects, and a

A day in the life of a Daspletosaurus bone 

RMDRC paleo lab [2015-11-12 23:03:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
Some people asked me not too long ago about what we do in order to get some of these bones ready for molding. In the case of Pete III, our Daspletosaurus from Montana, the condition of the bone gave us some additional problems. All specimens of course get excavated and painstakingly prepared by our expert staff, but in Pete III's case, even the prep necessitated the invention of new techniques which I published on a few years back. The entire specimen was pixelated, with some bones made up of [...]

5 Tips for Seismic Interpretation 

The Way of the Geophysicist [2015-11-12 21:06:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes seismic interpretation seems like the Holy Grail. There are many decisions to make and many traps that may result in a dry well, costing millions. Getting some practice with seems like time well spent. Here are some personal tips how to become a better interpreter. 1. Don’t get fooled by the Next Big […] The post 5 Tips for Seismic Interpretation appeared first on The Way of the Geophysicist. Related posts: The subjective science of [...]

Once upon a time... Living with a comet 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2015-11-12 19:14:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

Tamu Massif: Closing thoughts from Chief Scientist Dr. William Sager 

AGU Meetings [2015-11-09 16:52:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

This is the last post in a series of dispatches from scientists and education officers aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor. The crew was on a 36-day research trip to study Tamu Massif, a massive underwater volcano, located 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Japan in the Shatsky Rise. Read more posts here. Statistics on Tamu Massif The Tamu Massif cruise has been tremendously successful having sailed 98% of the planned track lines in an ambitious pre-cruise plan. Scientific [...]

It really hurts [comic] 

The Way of the Geophysicist [2015-11-09 11:44:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

 Ordovician; CA
Reading Time: 1 minutes Everybody always says, “What’s the deal, man? It’s not like paper actually hurts you when you get beat.” But, it DOES hurt!. It does! The post It really hurts [comic] appeared first on The Way of the Geophysicist. Related posts: Today I want to be Canadian Got geophysics? Three virtues of a Geophysicist

Surprise Mammoth 

The Way of the Geophysicist [2015-11-06 11:51:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

Reading Time: 2 minutes A farmer in Michigan was in for more than he bargained for when he tried to dig a drainage channel in his field. Turns out an 11,700 to 15,000 old mammoth skeleton was buried beneath. He hit up the university of Michigan and the clock started ticking. With the harvest right around the corner, the paleontologists […] The post Surprise Mammoth appeared first on The Way of the Geophysicist. No related posts.

From the GeoSphere Archives: The Wooden Wall 

GeoSphere [2015-11-05 16:58:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
It is once again time to write about geology and classics and the incredibly important impact the geosciences had on the ancients and their way of life. My previous post on this topic can be found at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] | Impressum