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Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Just in Time for Christmas! All the Gargantuan Guides in One Place! 

Rosetta Stones [2014-12-18 14:30:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (9 visits) info

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Do you still have gifts to buy? Don’t want to leave the comfort of your home or office? Are you dreading the very thought of stepping into a store? Want to give the gift of knowledge and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

AGU Fall Meeting 2014: Day 2 

Magma Cum Laude [2014-12-17 22:06:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info

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Tuesday I spent most of my time in the poster hall - a full day on my feet, in fact, which I'm regretting slightly today. In the morning I was learning about fluids and mineralization in hydrothermal systems in a number of places - Iceland, Chile, mid-ocean ridges, among others - and in the afternoon I saw some presentations on eruptive dynamics, particularly at my old field area of the Santiaguito lava domes in

Top events of first day #1: Tectonophysics poster session 

A Lisbon Structural Geologist [2014-12-17 15:32:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

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Really good discussion in yesterday’s evening Tectonophysics poster session! Among several points of interest, I met a young PhD student from Montpellier who is doing both fieldwork and numerical modeling in Alaska, dealing with the tectonic configuration of thrust and strike-slip fault interference. This caught my attention immediately because I have been doing both numerical and (mostly) analogue modeling of this type of interference for some time now . Mostly we’ve been looking at the [...]

Glyptogypa multiplicata brachiopod from Morocco 

Views of the Mahantango [2014-12-17 09:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

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I've been wanting to get some Devonian fossils from Morocco that were not trilobites for some time now. My thought was that they had to exist out there in the desert but that they weree just being overlooked by the collectors since they could make more money selling trilobites. Lucky for me that I stumbled upon a dealer on Facebook who did have some brachiopods from Jebel Issomour for sale and I snapped them up.This is  Glyptogypa multiplicata and comes from rocks dated to the Eifelian [...]

Local global science 

Oakland Geology [2014-12-17 06:36:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

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I don’t spend all my time out among Oakland’s rocks. I also take advantage of the Bay area’s opportunities to learn about Earth science. Every year, for instance, I attend the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held without fail in San Francisco since 1968. I started in the mid-1980s, and it’s where I’m

AGU2014 first impressions #1 

A Lisbon Structural Geologist [2014-12-17 04:13:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

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I am for the first time attending to the AGU meeting (SF, CA). I confess I’m a bit surprise to say that I’m really enjoying it. In these kind of mega meetings like the EGU (which I’ve attended several times before) there’s sometimes a tendency for some dispersion, and one often leaves the meeting with a sensation of not having taking the most out of it, spending a lot of time on a variety of subjects rather than concentrating on whatever specific research subject one is pursuing.However [...]

Buzzard Rocks 

Mountain Beltway [2014-12-16 13:57:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

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Back in 2011, when we were still living in D.C., Lily and I made a hiking trip out to Buzzard Rocks. It was a destination. Now that I live out here in the Fort Valley, I see Buzzard Rocks all the time, and I love it. It’s such a cool feature – a spot on the crest of the hill where you can see the slabby expression of steeply-dipping beds

Social Media Roundup: AGU Fall Meeting 2014 

Magma Cum Laude [2014-12-15 05:47:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

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It's that time of year again! Time for frantic poster-printing, rearranging your talk slides for the third or fourth (or dozenth) time, hoping your flight into SFO will actually land on time and wondering whether you'll need to pack short sleeves, a wool coat or rain boots. (Right now, I'd recommend the rain

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening this week (12/15-12/21) at HMNS 

BEYONDbones [2014-12-15 03:00:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

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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! D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 Screening ends December 18Don’t miss your chance to see the award … Continue reading

Finding Castor Canadensis 

WATCH FOR ROCKS - Travels of a Sharp-Eyed Geologist [2014-12-13 19:49:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

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I have located my little buddies here in southwest Utah! Well, I have not located them, exactly, but I have found clear evidence of their existence. Now it is just a matter of time before I catch the little rascals in action. And just who do you think these little rascals might be, industriously re–engineering their short stretch of the Santa Clara River?Santa Clara River -  more here than meets the eye!Beavers! That’s who I’m talking about. Take a closer look. Do you see anything [...]

Bertha Hysteria 

New Stories in Stone [2014-12-12 21:59:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
Another day, another problem with Bertha. This time it has to do ... [ continue

Linux - normalize-audio 

Ontario-geofish [2014-12-11 15:52:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
A great little tool for this time of year.  I'm sure you have a whole pile of Christmas cd's that you bought with money that goes to our fine record cartel.  They would want you to buy all over again, but we know you've put them on your Linux system, where you don't have to worry about Sonie rootkisses.  :) Each album has a different volume, and if you want to play them all together at a

Making a modern geologist 

Geological Society of London blog [2014-12-10 23:49:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info
More #geocrafting, from the person who previously brought you mini Darwin…       In a bid to completely take over this blog with my crafty ways, this time I plundered the image of a modern geology figure well known to … Continue reading

What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas: 2014 Edition 

Georneys [2014-12-10 20:42:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
Well, it’s that time of year again… it’s time for the annual Georneys “What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas” (or Chanukah or Newtonmas, etc.) list! Do you have a geologist (or several) in your family? Then check out the list below for some holiday gift ideas. Also be sure to also check out the 2010 (Part I and Part II), 2011, 2012, and 2013 lists. I apologize that some of the pictures and links

New book: Geology of the San Juan Islands 

Northwest Geology Field Trips [2014-12-10 18:27:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

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San Juan Islands geologist Ned Brown brings us a wonderful new geology guide- just in time for holiday gifts. Geology of the San Juan Islands is a full color guide to the geology of these beautiful islands. The book is written for the geophile of all stripes. It is the best, easiest-to-understand explanation of San

Working in the slum area of Nandagiri Hills (Hyderabad) 

Water and Megacities [2014-12-09 06:44:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

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I’m staying here in Hyderabad for around 2 months now. Incredible how time runs. A lot of things happened –good things as well as some bad things. I got a lot of routine in my everyday life – and this …Read more

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening this week (12/8-12/14) at HMNS 

BEYONDbones [2014-12-08 03:00:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 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! Film Screening & Lecture Dinosaur 13 Tuesday, December 9 6:00 p.m.Join paleontologists Peter Larson … Continue reading

Cow, closer than you think 

James’ Empty Blog [2014-12-04 21:05:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

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Phew. Back at last to the land of feeble livestock-based humour. Talking of livestock, it was a major revelation quite how much cheese the French consume. We've visited France for weeks at a time before (although not Paris since we were both infants), but although we'd sampled many cheeses from many kinds of French livestock (sheep, goats, cows, chickens etc), we'd not really eaten with

The Lake Mary Fault Near Flagstaff 

Earthly Musings [2014-12-03 20:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

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There is lots of talk in northern Arizona these days about earthquakes, since a moderate tremor shook Oak Creek Canyon (above) on Sunday, November 30.This recent event makes me recall the time in 1993 when I taught a course at Yavapai College called "Earthquakes and Volcanoes of Northern Arizona." My research into providing lecture material for the class made me aware how this part of Arizona is very susceptible to strong temblors, as evidenced by a swarm of quakes that occurred near [...]

Looking to the past to see into the future 

Four Degrees [2014-12-03 09:00:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

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The Earth’s surface temperatures can have a profound effect on the Earth’s ice sheets, the huge layers of ice thousands of metres thick that cover Greenland and Antarctica. Over the past few decades, satellites have monitored the changes of these icy landscapes, revealing that parts of Greenland and West Antarctica are melting. This is important as it contributes to sea level rise, which can have significant impacts on vulnerable coastal lands. So far, however, East Antarctica’s ice [...]
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