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Geoblogosphere weekly review (14th week of 2011, 820 weeks ago)


Most active blogs:
  1. News (45 posts)
  2. Ontario-geofish (23 posts)
  3. Geology News (12 posts)
  4. Gunnars Geo-Blog (11 posts)
  5. Arizona Geology (11 posts)
  6. State of the Planet (10 posts)
  7. James’ Empty Blog (9 posts)
  8. Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings (9 posts)
  9. Palaeoblog (9 posts)
  10. Tierra de Dinosaurios (8 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. News (5089 visits)
  2. Arizona Geology (1644 visits)
  3. Ontario-geofish (1614 visits)
  4. Geology News (1148 visits)
  5. Mountain Cat Geology (1094 visits)
  6. Eruptions (971 visits)
  7. James’ Empty Blog (879 visits)
  8. Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings (826 visits)
  9. WeBlog Aragosaurus (744 visits)
  10. I think mining (690 visits)


Top keywords:
  1. Industry Watch (54)
  2. Environment (24)
  3. Green Cars (20)
  4. geology (18)
  5. earthquakes (15)
  6. blog (15)
  7. earthquake (15)
  8. Coal Industry News (15)
  9. foi (13)
  10. tsunami (13)
Top places:
  1. Japan (26)
  2. United States (20)
  3. Fukushima Prefecture (12)
  4. Portugal (12)
  5. China (10)
  6. New York (9)
  7. Washington (8)
  8. North America (7)
  9. Pacific Ocean (6)
  10. Lisbon (5)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Triassic (9)
  2. Cretaceous (9)
  3. Quaternary (8)
  4. Neogene (7)
  5. Devonian (5)
  6. Ordovician (4)
  7. Jurassic (4)
  8. Paleogene (3)
  9. Mesozoic (2)
  10. Permian (2)


The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

UA public forum on Disaster in Japan

Arizona Geology [2011-03-29 05:53:00]   recommend this post  (450 visits)
The unfolding drama in Japan continues to grip our attention with continuing reports of trace amounts of radiation being detected from the Fukushima reactors. The University of Arizona is holding a public forum Tuesday evening a6 6:30 pm at [...]

What on Earth?

The Disillusioned Taxonomist [2011-03-29 15:29:00]   recommend this post  (437 visits)
So, what on Earth is that? A couple of (poor) clues: it's not an extant crocodilian; it was photographed two weeks ago at Artis Zoo in Amsterdam (so it's not likely to be a Deinosuchus or something). Answers as comments or to the usual email

Jefferson’s Botanist and Whitman’s Photographer ~ A Two-Part Exploration Prompted by a Coincidence

Fossils and Other Living Things [2011-03-28 01:03:00]   recommend this post  (407 visits)
Part I – Benjamin Smith Barton and ParenthoodIn which the blogger learns something about an early 19th Century botanist and indulges in some pop pyschologizing of the poor man.I’ve been reading about the somewhat enigmatic Benjamin Smith Barton [...]

Tuesday Tidbits: Calmer Karangetang, explosive mid-ocean ridges and volcano images galore

Eruptions [2011-03-29 15:35:44]   recommend this post  (401 visits)
After yesterday's monster post about the prospects of drilling into the mantle (sorry, the petrologist side of me overpowered the volcanologist), today we catch up on some of the news: Indonesia: It seems that the eruptive activity at [...]

Les principaux risques volcaniques

Risque Volcanique [2011-03-28 14:50:00]   recommend this post  (396 visits)
Le volcan Avachinsky proche de Petropavlosk (Kamchatka) - H.Gaudru - 1992 Introduction Chaque année, de nombreux volcans dans le Monde connaissent une éruption. Les plus grandes [...]

Riquezas geológicas de Asturias

DinoAstur. Blog sobre La Costa de los Dinosaurios [2011-03-29 14:39:20]   recommend this post  (387 visits)
En el libro Riquezas geológicas de Asturias aparecen las icnitas de dinosaurios del Jurásico de Asturias y el MUJA. Los autores del libro, de reciente publicación (15 de noviembre de 2010, día de San Alberto Magno, patrono de las Facultades de [...]

Oldest Archaeological Site in North America News [2011-03-28 00:11:41]   recommend this post  (383 visits)
Thousands of artifacts that pre-date the Clovis culture have been found in a Texas flood plain with an age between 13,200 to 15,000 years. It is being called “the oldest archaeological site in North

Tohoku Earthquake Affects Mineral Supplies

Geology News [2011-03-29 00:14:59]   recommend this post  (382 visits)
In addition to its other effects, the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake that struck northeast Japan on March 11, 2011, will affect Japan’s and the world’s supply of some minerals, at least temporarily. Up to one-quarter of the [...]

Oldest animal life?

Mountain Cat Geology [2011-03-28 04:29:33]   recommend this post  (381 visits)
Scientists in Australia may have discovered the oldest animal fossils ever found.  These sponge-like creatures are suggested to be around 650 million years old, which is almost 70 million years more than the preexisting record.  The fossils were [...]

How Ocean Currents Contribute to Melting Greenland News [2011-03-29 02:34:49]   recommend this post  (378 visits)
After a surge of the Helheim Glacier on the southeast coast of Greenland, researchers discovered warm, Gulf Stream waters in Sermilik Fjord, at the base of the | Impressum