Posts treating: "time"
Sunday, 26 April 2015
One thing all geologists want to know is the age of the rock they are looking at and the most common way of doing that is by looking at the fossil assemblage in the sediments. When working with a thin core from the bottom of the ocean as we do here we are obviously not likely to find a fossil horse or a dinosaur but instead we rely on microfossils that represent the ancient plankton of the ocean.
Almost all of you will have seen the tragic news coming from Nepal. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the region between Pokhara and Kathmandu, with at least 1000 killed at the time of writing. This number is likely to go up in the coming hours and days as the true extent of the devastation becomes apparent. Here we note some recommend reading and news sources on the event: UNISDR blogs from 2012 and today, giving valuable background information on the disaster risk reduction progress that [...]
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! Lecture – Richard III Rediscovered By Sarah HainsworthTuesday, April 216:30 p.m.The discovery of the … Continue reading
When it comes to site selection problems or suitability models, the spatial Multi-Criteria Analysis (Weighted Overlay) is the most commonly used method. It’s easy, simple and popular. However, if it’s your first time to come across this method, it’s highly recommended to have a look at this link. After defining the problem you want to solve, the next 4-steps are followed to perform this method. Determine significant layers. Reclassify the layers. Weight the input layers. Sum up the [...]
I've received some new brachiopod specimens from Morocco recently and this Rhipidomella sp. is one of them. It's a large, rounded shell with fine radial ribbing on the surface. The pedicle valve is a bit more convex than the brachial valve. The specimen comes from El Mrakib near Alnif in Morocco. I don't have specifics as to the formation (I suspect the Taboumakhlouf Formation) but the local rocks in which it was found are Emsian to Givetian in age (Devonian). I have not yet been able to locate [...]
Ocean acidification and the Permo-Triassic mass extinction. 2015. Clarkson, et al. Science
Art by Basil WolvertonChanges to the Earth's oceans, caused by extreme volcanic activity, triggered the greatest extinction of all time 252 million years ago that wiped out more than 90 per cent of marine species and more than two-thirds of the animals living on land.Abstract: Ocean
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! NOW OPEN! Special Exhibition – China’s Lost Civilization: The Mystery Of Sanxingdui The Sanxingdui culture left no … Continue reading
Busy times on JOIDES Resolution. Our desire for core is being well met to put it mildly. Now we are greeted with the sight of many blue "end caps" smiling at us from the rack when we come to work reminding us of the significant backlog we are now building up and that we need to make a dent in soon if we are to get everything processed in time. Can be a bit intimidating at times.
Are you preparing your contribution to the EGU General Assembly next week? We found some short-courses and sessions, that might be interesting for you. Did you vote in the TournamentEarth? A great image won. Today is Friday and here are your links! Europe’s biggest geoscience conference, the anuual EGU General Assembly 2015, is about to start, and thousands of researchers prepare their talk or poster right now. If you don’t have enough time to prepare what’s handy to know [...]
Continuing on of my coverage of the Dinosaurs and Geology in Pop Culture of the Salt Lake City comic conventions (Comic Con and FanX), we have the 2015 entry of FanX, which was held January 29th-31st, 2015. A bit of dinosaurs this time around. As with Salt Lake Comic Con a few years ago we have a company with the animatronic dinosaur suit walking around, however it appears to be a different company and a different type of suit this year around. This year it is from DinosaurEvents.com. I [...]
Last week I announced a contest to win any tee shirt in my Redbubble shop, and we had 25 entries. Now it's time to declare a winner. I've numbered the entries 1-25 and will use Random.org to select a winner among those numbers. Entering in my number range... Entry number three wins the shirt! That comment was left by Kristofer Ruiz. Kristofer, please write to me at chasmosaurs(at)gmail(dot)com to let me know which tee you'd like and I'll get it sent off to you. Thanks all for your link shares [...]
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This week’s Imaggeo on Mondays image is brought to you by Fabien Darrouzet, who visited the icy landscapes of Svalbard back in 2012. Whilst the aim of his trip was not to better understand the geology of the landscapes, his eyes were very much focused on goings on up, up in the sky, it didn’t stop him taking this still of the snow covered peaks. This picture was taken in Svalbard (78° lat.) in June 2012. I was there for one week in order to observe the transit of the planet Venus in front [...]
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! Lecture – Bushido, The Way Of The Samurai By Sensei Darrell CraigTuesday, April 76:30 … Continue reading
Well it’s that time of year again. Happy April everyone! With the April flowers come Earth Day celebrations. While the official Earth Day is April 22, Houstonians like to celebrate Earth Day every weekend in April. Even better, all these … Continue reading
April already? Time for a new climate science open
For once I am not discussing a trip I have taken...I am talking about a trip that you can take.
Grand Canyon from Powell Point on the South Rim
I spend a lot of time on my blog trying to convey the sense of wonder that comes from exploring the wild places of the Earth. I have to say, though, that nothing comes close to the actual experience of being there, seeing the rock, hearing
Image from the "FunSea" video below
Springtime! Springtime! Springtime! When fertile sea cucumbers realize that its the season to begin emitting their gametes into the water! Some sooner, some later..but it eventually becomes time!
Many echinoderms appear to adopt a particular stance when emitting gametes. This bit I wrote awhile back shows sea stars and brittle stars standing up
This afternoon, I needed to get out and enjoy the early spring air and sunshine. I popped on some headphones and opened up my current favorite podcast, Backstory. Delighted, I discovered that the most recent episode focuses on America’s relationship … Continue reading
My first time in Colombo. My first time in IODP expedition. My first time in the Indian Ocean.
I am very excited to meet new people and begin a new scientific adventure together.
The adrenaline level is high. The field notebook is still empty.