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Friday, 29 August 2014

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Thinking about spinal cords 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [2014-08-29 00:45:35]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info
I’m scrambling to get everything done before I leave for England and SVPCA this weekend, so no time for a substantive post. Instead, some goodies from old papers I’ve been reading. Explanations will have to come in the comments, if at all. For more noodling about nerves, please see: The world’s longest cells? Speculations on

Update on Bárðarbunga and Askja volcanoes at 13:34 UTC 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2014-08-28 15:34:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info
This is a none picture update on Askja and Bárðarbunga volcanoes. The reason for this none picture update is that I haven’t had time to work on the images yet. This is the first time this has happened … Continue reading

Scot Litke Named 2014 DFI Distinguished Service Award Recipient [2014-08-28 15:32:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info

Hawthorne, NJ (August 21, 2014): S. Scot Litke, D.GE (Hon.) is the recipient of DFI’s highest award to an individual, the Distinguished Service Award. He is the 34th recipient of the award, honoring individuals chosen by their peers for exceptionally valuable contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry. The award will be presented on October 23, 2014, during DFI’s 39th Annual Conference in Atlanta. Since 1982, Litke has been the editor of the ADSC’s [...]

GOES 14 Rapid Scan images of Hurricane Cristobal 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-08-27 00:04:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
This is the kind of satellite imagery we will see daily when GOES R launches in 2016, and it will be even higher resolution spatially and temporally. GOES 14 is a spare satellite that is turned on and checked out from time to time. It can take one minute rapid scan images. GOES R will be able to do this at two spots simultaneously.   Post by NOAA NWS Weather

Greater Northwest Arkansas 

Seismos [2014-08-25 22:42:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

It has taken some serious time and effort, but I can finally make GMT dance a little bit.  This map uses the NOAA ETOPO1 elevation model (1 arc-minute grid) that is a 933MB file for the entire earth surface.

Sept 4th - Shetland - Scottish geology in the wrong order 

Geology in the West Country [2014-08-25 16:27:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

Bath Geological Society - September 4th Shetland - Scottish geology in the wrong order!Chris DarmonThe Shetland Isles are something of an enigma. Even weather maps often miss them off and few people realise that they are 80 miles north to south! Chris has been visiting them for nearly 30 years and over that time has come to love Shetland, its geology, landscape and people. Only in recent years has the geological story begun to be told with any degree of accuracy and even now there are lots of [...]

Culling the deskcrops 

Magma Cum Laude [2014-08-24 17:56:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (51 visits) info
If you saw my post for the Geological Society's "Speaking of Geoscience" blog, you'll know that I'm in a transition period - finishing up my job as a policy fellow and getting ready to move on to a postdoctoral fellowship with the USGS in September. In the meantime, that means I've been spending a lot of my time packing all my possessions into increasing numbers of boxes, in between pecking away at various writing

Tank or Tailings at Cananea? 

I think mining [2014-08-22 01:42:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (51 visits) info

While we in BC have been preoccupied by the Mt Polley situation, yet another tailings failure has occurred.  This time in Mexico.  That brings the number of failures this year to three:  Duke Energy, Mt Polley, and Cananea.  Just the right number if the probability of failure is one in five thousand. Reporting on the

Maricopa county flood control rainfall and runoff links -- Phoenix area heavy ppt and runoff August 19, 2014 

Active Tectonics Blog [2014-08-20 03:21:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (43 visits) info

Dramatic weather today! Looks like as much as 4” rainfall in the last 24 hours in the northern part of Maricopa County drove lots of exciting runoff.ABC 15 picture of flooded roads near New River AZ. Here are a couple of links from the Maricopa County Flood Control District for a data-oriented view of rainfall and runoff: -- main page. -- links to tabular rainfall [...]

Nobody in Oklahoma responding to USGS felt map 

Ontario-geofish [2014-08-17 14:51:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (60 visits) info

It's funny.  I guess after hundreds of these things you start to ignore them.  This was a sizeable M3.8 right under Medford, and nobody felt it (or actually bothered to report it).  Time to get some strong ground motion instruments there.  I recommend a broad-band, high range seismometer, but that would cost real

The bizarre caudal neural spines of Tambatitanis amicitiae 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [2014-08-13 13:07:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info

Today for the first time I saw Saegusa and Ikeda’s (2014) new monograph describing the Japanese titanosauriform Tambatitanis amicitiae. I’ve not yet had a chance to read the paper — well, it’s 65 pages long — but it certainly looks like they’ve done a nice, comprehensive job on a convincing new taxon represented by good material:

Four Day Camping Safari to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater 

Earthly Musings [2014-08-13 05:53:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

This was my first camping safari and I really enjoyed it. The biggest thrill was being with friends and Helen on their first safari. It is a fabulous experience and one that anyone with the means should undertake.Wish I had time to caption more for each of these photos but our trek up to the top of Kilimanjaro begins in a few hours. We met out lead guide James last night and he will do us well, I am sure. Cheers. A huge baobab tree The scarp of the East Africa Rift with Lake Manyara [...]

Alumna, Maggie Brommer, Uses Program Skills in New Position at Unilever 

State of the Planet [2014-08-12 19:59:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
What is your employment status and title at this time? How long have you been in the position? I work for Unilever in procurement operations as an innovations analyst. Currently I oversee all aspects of sourcing for new deodorant products in the Axe, Dove, Suave and Degree brands. I have been in my current role

Summer Reading – H is for Hawk 

volcanicdegassing [2014-08-11 20:24:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
Much of my time is consumed with reading, but it is almost always for a purpose: essays, assignments, proposals, drafts of papers, re-drafts of papers, papers for classes, for review..  This almost always means reading fast, with a goal: to measure, assess, hone, distil, critique and rewrite.  Often, it means hacking through tangled and cumbersome layers of scientific

[Old fashioned] surveying using an electronic total station: a ~20 year old paper reminds me of the power of detailed 3D mapping 

Active Tectonics Blog [2014-08-07 23:56:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info

I recall as a graduate student how revolutionary the electronic total station was. I became completely obsessed, and wrote a user manual (after some spectacular failures in the field with my advisor who I think was ready to send me home...). While the original version was written in 1993, I did not put it online until 1999 or so: Total station manual. Koji Okumura also put together a nice guide about the same time: Koji's Digital Mapping Homepage. I was really interested in both the technical [...]

Drunk on Geology - Field Assistant Ale 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [2014-08-06 18:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

Along with the previous Drunk on Geology post (Lava Cap), another special bottle was produced by the Geological Society of America (GSA) for their 125th anniversary meeting. This one is the Field Assistant Ale by the Left Hand Brewing Company.The beer is normally the Left Hand Brewing Company's Sawtooth Ale, with a special bottle designed by design agency Moxie Sozo and artist Andrea Oropeza. You can find Andrea's work on her website: Here is what she [...]

The Great Schools Geobakeoff! 

Geological Society of London blog [2014-08-06 17:27:27]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
Buoyed by the phenomenon that was the 2014 Great Geobakeoff, we thought it was about time the schools got a look-in. And what better day to launch, than the day the Great British Bakeoff returns to our screens? Cake is … Continue reading

Tanzania and Mt. Kilimanjaro Adventure Begins! 

Earthly Musings [2014-08-05 21:49:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info

The time has arrived for my long awaited trip to Tanzania and an attempt to trek to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, highest place in Africa at 19,340 feet! I will try to post images and stories while on the trip so keep watching Earthly-Musings. Thank you for reading. Until then look at some photos of the top of Kili that I took on an Around the World trip in 2013.Approaching the mountain from the east and northIt looks mighty steep on the way to the crest. Yikes!This feature is called the ash-pit [...]

Favosite turbinatus coral from the Onondoga Formation 

Views of the Mahantango [2014-08-05 09:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

 Devonian; US
Prior to finding the specimen below, Favosites turbinatus was a species that I'd found only in Givetian aged rocks. This specimen was found in the Edgecliff member of the Onondoga Formation south of Syracuse, NY. The fossil is somewhat cramped looking so let me walk you through the pictures.This is a view of the bottom of the coral. This is the side that would have been lying in the mud. Note that in this view the corrallites appear smooth but without an epitheca as though they were in contact [...]

Shift-ing and seasickness and sunrise 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2014-08-04 22:55:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
I took to my bed mid-afternoon yesterday in hope of shedding my jetlag and getting onto my midnight-to-noon shift in one fell swoop. It ALMOST worked - I was up in time for my midnight watch, but my body insisted I should be in bed, making me rapidly cross-eyed as I tried to compile and examine chemical data for boninites to use as a reference frame for examining what we'll drill. read | Impressum