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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

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Video Competition finalists – time to get voting! 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2014-04-15 17:10:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
This year we’re running the first ever EGU Communicate Your Science Video Competition – the aim being for young scientists to communicate their research in a short, sweet and public-friendly video. Our judges have now selected 4 fantastic finalists from the excellent entries we received this year and it’s time to find the best geoscience

Our plastic sand demonstrates mass wasting. A draft. 

Riparian Rap [2014-04-14 15:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
Mass wasting and other slope processes using Emriver plastic sand. from Steve Gough on Vimeo.At LRRD we have notebooks full of "what ifs" for our models.  As I worked on other things last weekend I put together this little demonstration and checked one off the list.The video speaks for itself.  I've always known our plastic media could be used to demonstrate hillslope processes, but this is the first time I've attempted to record it.I'm a fluvial guy and not so well versed on slope [...]

No more OK earthquake coverage 

Ontario-geofish [2014-04-14 02:27:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
It's just too sad.  When they start to have their big earthquakes, I'll just say quietly to myself, "Oh, dear." I've never been right about the rate anyway.  I was always thinking they'd be well into the 5's by now, and it's only 4's.  Time to exit, stage

Huh? Nope, it’s Heh: How the Egyptians measured time and thought about eternity 

BEYONDbones [2014-04-12 17:05:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
The week is finally over! While only five days long, the workweek can certainly feel like an eternity. Which got me thinking (as many things do) about how the Egyptians measured time and thought about eternity. Barely an inch in … Continue reading

Cretaceous echinoderms are today’s stars 

Wooster Geologists [2014-04-08 17:32:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

 Cretaceous; IL
MITZPE RAMON, ISRAEL–There’s a joke in the title, in case you didn’t notice! I was on my own for my second day of fieldwork in southern Israel. I revisited yesterday’s outcrops of the Upper Cretaceous (Coniacian) Zichor Formation, taking more time to plot out future section-measuring and fossil-collecting sites for students. I was also able

Large Dams Cost Too Much! 

Geology.com News [2014-04-08 14:09:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info

 GB
An Oxford University study reports that large dams typically require about 8 years for construction and have average cost overruns of nearly 100%. By the time they are finished the needs of their region have often changed and the unanticipated expenses might make the total cost too

Indonesia Oil and Gas Report 

Geology.com News [2014-04-06 13:50:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info

 ID
“Formerly a net oil exporter and OPEC member, Indonesia struggles to attract sufficient investment to meet growing domestic energy consumption because of inadequate infrastructure and a complex regulatory environment. At the same time, it was the world’s largest exporter of coal by weight in 2012 and the fourth largest exporter of liquefied natural gas in

Can palaeoart prevent the over-commercialisation of fossils? 

markwitton.com blog [2014-04-04 19:10:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

 Cretaceous; GB,US,MN,DE
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If money was no object, would you buy a sauropod skeleton, or artwork of them? A question to ponder while these Lower Cretaceous rebbachisaurids and 'Angloposeidon' look for water in this desiccating Wealden lake.The greatest threat to 21st century palaeontology is the inflating commercialisation of fossils. At least, this the view put forward by Kenshu Shimada and colleagues (2014) in a recent article. I don't disagree that this is a growing problem. While the commercialisation of fossils [...]

Citizen science: how can we all contribute to the climate discussion? 

Four Degrees [2014-04-04 11:08:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
Until the turn of the 20th century, science was an activity practiced by amateur naturalists and philosophers with enough money and time on their hands to devote their lives to the pursuit of knowledge and the understanding of the natural world. Today, scientific research is an industry of its own, carried out by highly trained

Radioactivity 

GeoMika [2014-04-03 19:00:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
Some elements are naturally radioactive, releasing alpha particles, beta particles, or gamma radiation as they decay to more stable elements. The decay in a fixed period of time is proportional to the number of unstable atoms, with exponential decay dictating … Continue reading

Replacing a hottub water pump 

Ontario-geofish [2014-04-02 02:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
I just did this video for me.  There are lots out there on repairs, but I have to remember how to do it next time.  :) Anyway, the dog thought it was

Exploiting high resolution topography data for advancing the understanding of mass and energy transfer across landscapes: Opportunities, challenges, and needs (USGS Powell Center working group) 

Active Tectonics Blog [2014-04-01 04:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (306 visits) info

 US,CA
"TIME FOR IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS WITHOUT DISTRACTIONS"--That is one of the opportunities presented to USGS Powell Center Working Groups. Indeed and quite pleasantly we have begun our discussions in the working group entitled "Exploiting high resolution topography data for advancing the understanding of mass and energy transfer across landscapes: Opportunities, challenges, and needs". This project is lead by Paola Passalaqua (UT Austin) and Patrick Belmont (Utah State). Here is a flyer on our [...]

IPCC WG2 report now out 

Real Climate [2014-03-31 03:29:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
Instead of speculations based on partial drafts and attempts to spin the coverage ahead of time, you can now download the final report of the IPCC WG2: “Climate Change 2014:Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability” directly. The Summary for Policy Makers is here, while the whole report is also downloadable by chapter. Notably there are FAQ for

Soil colour never lies 

G-Soil [2014-03-30 20:27:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (70 visits) info
Often, soil color is described using general terms such as “brown”, “red”, “dark”, etc. When I talk about this issue for the first time with my students of Soil Science, I use to ask them how to describe the color of a soil sample. Normally, in a few seconds, I get a list of color

Not enough earthquakes in Oklahoma - video 

Ontario-geofish [2014-03-30 16:44:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

 US
Great song.  Here is my latest video lecture.  Now that we are getting regular 4's it's time to go Hollywood.

Write, Revise and Resubmit 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2014-03-29 03:42:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

 TW
We are now sailing off the southern tip of Taiwan on our way to Keelung and we all acutely aware of the fact that the time is running out for us. Unfortunately the work is not running out just yet because we are still required to read, revise and indeed in some cases complete our reports for the final site before we are allowed to get off the vessel and collapse. read

Show me the way to go home 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2014-03-28 03:03:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

 TW
Our time on Expedition 349 is up and just after breakfast the captain gave the order to cease drilling operations and to retrieve the drill string so that we could make our way back to Keelung, Taiwan for the end of the expedition. read

50 Years On: The Great Alaska Earthquake 

About Geology [2014-03-27 20:48:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info

 US,
It was the afternoon of Good Friday, 27 March 1964, in most of Alaska when an enormous earthquake ripped the plate boundary off the southern coast over an area one-third the size of California. The shaking went on for several minutes. The U.S. Geological Survey has a video about the quake that runs just over 4 minutes. Watch it and imagine yourself being shaken to a terrifying degree that whole running time. It was, and remains, the largest earthquake ever measured in North America, and [...]

Presenting at the Assembly: A quick ‘how to’ from the EGU 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2014-03-27 17:00:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info

 IT
The schedule is out, presentation slots have been assigned and it’s time to start thinking about putting yours together. Whether you have an oral, poster or PICO slot, we have a suite of simple guidelines to get you ready for the conference! Orals The guidelines for oral presentations are online. All oral presentations should have the

A fancy Fabergé holiday: Hop on over to HMNS for a regal Easter 

BEYONDbones [2014-03-26 22:33:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info

 RU
Easter has long been considered a time of rebirth and renewal. In late nineteenth century Russia, there was no better way to celebrate this Christian holiday than with the gift of Easter eggs. Family members would often be given eggs … Continue reading
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