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Monday, 30 November 2015
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
GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2015-11-30 13:00:40]
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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 [...]
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
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
Read more about these cards at the great Paleo-blog, Love In The Time of
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
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
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
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 [...]
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
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. deseretnews.com Some of Utah’s most spectacular displays of geography are once again being showcased in the annual calendar compiled by staff members of the
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
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
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 [...]
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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 pickthis.io 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 […]
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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 [...]
The Way of the Geophysicist [2015-11-09 11:44:00]
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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!
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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 […]
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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...
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