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Geoblogosphere weekly review (48th week of 2012, 561 weeks ago)


Most active blogs:
  1. News (18 posts)
  2. Koprolitos (11 posts)
  3. Arizona Geology (10 posts)
  4. The Dragon’s Tales (9 posts)
  5. Tierra de Dinosaurios (8 posts)
  6. Geology News (7 posts)
  7. Wry Heat (7 posts)
  8. JOIDES Resolution blogs (7 posts)
  9. PALEONTOGRAFIA: Paleontologia em evidência (7 posts)
  10. Mountain Beltway (7 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. News (1148 visits)
  2. Through the Sandglass (917 visits)
  3. Mountain Beltway (778 visits)
  4. Arizona Geology (772 visits)
  5. JOIDES Resolution blogs (644 visits)
  6. Koprolitos (620 visits)
  7. GeoSphere (616 visits)
  8. The Dragon’s Tales (604 visits)
  9. Dinosaur Tracking (569 visits)
  10. Geology News (489 visits)


Top keywords:
  1. Thanksgiving (8)
  2. geology news (7)
  3. (6)
  4. Full Post (5)
  5. Honda (5)
  6. Air temperature (4)
  7. Earthquakes (4)
  8. summary (4)
  9. New Zealand (4)
  10. geology-related photos (4)
Top places:
  1. Brazil (12)
  2. Turkey (7)
  3. California (6)
  4. Pacific Ocean (6)
  5. United States (5)
  6. New York (4)
  7. Arizona (4)
  8. Tucson (4)
  9. Virginia (4)
  10. Costa Rica (4)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Neogene (3)
  2. Devonian (3)
  3. Quaternary (2)
  4. Triassic (2)
  5. Jurassic (2)
  6. Silurian (2)
  7. Cambrian (1)
  8. Ordovician (1)
  9. Paleogene (1)
  10. Cretaceous (1)


The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

Sunday sand food

Through the Sandglass [2012-11-24 11:49:43]   recommend this post  (480 visits)
Living in sand is not easy, and life – animal and vegetable - comes up with all kinds of wonderful solutions for doing so. Perhaps qualifying for one of the more bizarre adaptations is Pholisma sonorae, a perennial herb

The 46th Ottawa Gem and Mineral Show

GeoSphere [2012-11-22 13:37:26]   recommend this post  (453 visits)
A few weeks ago I went to the 46th annual Ottawa Gem and Mineral show. I have always been a dedicated mineral and fossil collector and shows like this allow me to indulge my inner collector and drool over all the fantastic specimens. I have been to [...]

Weekend movies

Through the Sandglass [2012-11-18 13:14:40]   recommend this post  (437 visits)
If it’s cinematic entertainment you want, then I have a couple of recommendations: on the big screen, Skyfall (it delivers entertainment with style and gusto), in the privacy of your own home, Paint by Particle, a stunning epic directed

Digital images of the “Digital Geology Speed Dating” session at GSA

Mountain Beltway [2012-11-20 13:26:27]   recommend this post  (337 visits)
Justin Samuel at GSA sent me these images from the annual meeting in Charlotte. They show me demonstrating GigaPan technology at the Pardee Symposium called “Digital Geology Speed Dating”. With my colleagues Ron Schott and Jen Piatek, I [...]

Don’t estimate acceleration by fitting a quadratic…

Real Climate [2012-11-20 12:42:04]   recommend this post  (306 visits)
… if your data do not look like a quadratic! This is a post about global sea-level rise, but I put that message up front so that you’ve got it even if you don’t read any further. The reputable climate-statistics blogger Tamino, who is a [...]

Stegosaurus Plate Debate

Dinosaur Tracking [2012-11-23 16:22:31]   recommend this post  (292 visits)
Stegosaurus is immediately recognizable for its prominent plates, but why did these structures actually

Tutorial 19c: Open Access definitions and clarifications, part 3: a brief note on Platinum/Diamond

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [2012-11-18 10:34:19]   recommend this post  (259 visits)
As we saw last time, the appeal of the Gold route to open access is that the publisher does the work of making the article freely available in an obvious, well-known place in its final typeset format. Conversely the appeal of the Green route is that [...]


JOIDES Resolution blogs [2012-11-18 02:23:41]   recommend this post  (235 visits)
          Where are we now? Site: U1412B or CRIS-9B, off the western coast of Costa Rica, in the Pacific Ocean. Our coordinates are N 8°30 min, W 84°8 min. [...]

Geologic map of the Tuba City 30' x 60' quadrangle published

Arizona Geology [2012-11-18 05:33:00]   recommend this post  (232 visits)
The USGS released the 1:50,000 scale Tuba City 30'x60' quad last week.   Abstract: The Tuba City 30’ x 60’ quadrangle encompasses approximately 5,018 km² (1,920 mi²) within Coconino County, northern Arizona. It is characterized by nearly [...]

Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A crab from the Pleistocene of northern Australia

Wooster Geologists [2012-11-18 06:32:51]   recommend this post  (231 visits)
Isn’t this amazing preservation? This fossil crab, which we received as a donation a few years ago, is Macrophthalmus latreillei (Desmarest, 1822) from the Pleistocene of northern Australia. It is virtually identical to its modern counterpart [...] | Impressum