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Geoblogosphere weekly review (36th week of 2013, 514 weeks ago)


Most active blogs:
  1. The Dragon’s Tales (46 posts)
  2. News (37 posts)
  3. Ontario-geofish (9 posts)
  4. Utah Geological Survey - blog (9 posts)
  5. Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog (9 posts)
  6. Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week (8 posts)
  7. Digital Geography (8 posts)
  8. Tierra de Dinosaurios (6 posts)
  9. Geology News (6 posts)
  10. Theropoda (6 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. News (2308 visits)
  2. Through the Sandglass (2265 visits)
  3. The Dragon’s Tales (2152 visits)
  4. Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week (669 visits)
  5. Mountain Beltway (471 visits)
  6. Louisville Area Fossils (467 visits)
  7. Geotripper (461 visits)
  8. Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog (431 visits)
  9. Ontario-geofish (410 visits)
  10. Digital Geography (404 visits)


Top keywords:
  1. earthquakes (8)
  2. Affiliations (7)
  3. Climate Change (7)
  4. geology (7)
  5. Alaska (7)
  6. University (7)
  7. Daily Geology Photos (6)
  8. Photo of the Day (5)
  9. Daughter (5)
  10. USA (5)
Top places:
  1. Brazil (16)
  2. United States (14)
  3. Turkey (7)
  4. Utah (7)
  5. China (5)
  6. Michigan (4)
  7. Alaska (4)
  8. Grand Canyon Village (4)
  9. Washington (4)
  10. Australia (4)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Cretaceous (8)
  2. Devonian (5)
  3. Quaternary (5)
  4. Jurassic (5)
  5. Triassic (4)
  6. Permian (2)
  7. Silurian (2)
  8. Paleogene (2)
  9. Stenian (1)
  10. Cryogenian (1)


The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

Guest post: The 'sandwave' - a homage to Elvis?

Through the Sandglass [2013-09-07 12:27:46]   recommend this post  (2265 visits)
John Lackie writes: Last year I had the pleasure of going on a four-day residential field course as part of an Open University geology module (SXG288); one of the sites we visited had a spectacular feature that might be

Dashboard Cam Captures Massive Rock Fall News [2013-09-02 00:06:21]   recommend this post  (539 visits)
In northern Taiwan an enormous rock misses a car by perhaps one or two feet. The incident was captured by the dashboard cam of a following car. See the video on The Telegraph

Multiview of a cervical vertebra of the Apatosaurus ajax holotype YPM 1860

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [2013-09-03 23:11:33]   recommend this post  (342 visits)
I was recently bemoaning the lack of published diplodocid cervical illustrations in dorsal view. Subsequently I mentioned that Upchurch et al. (2005) had illustrated five cervicals of an Apatosaurus specimen. I was overlooking one other paper that [...]

Mysterious Mass Sunflower Starfish (Pycnopodia) Die-off in British Columbia

Echinoblog [2013-09-03 23:53:00]   recommend this post  (285 visits)
Today is a "report from the field" by Jonathan Martin, a research associate at Simon Fraser University, who is among other things, an ROV pilot, diver and photographer. His pictures can be found at this Flickr stream here. Martin has [...]

Into the Great Unknown: Exploring the Heart of a Long-Gone Mountain Range (and words from home!)

Geotripper [2013-09-01 08:20:00]   recommend this post  (271 visits)
 We were really out of touch. In the eight days we had been gone on the Colorado River (the Great Unknown), I sent one text from camp the first night (surprise, cellular coverage at mile 6!), and on the second or third night I had a two-minute [...]

Promicroceras Ammonite Fossils

Louisville Area Fossils [2013-09-01 02:00:00]   recommend this post  (255 visits)
These fossil ammonites are a Promicroceras sp. found in the Black Ven Marls Member.  These small creatures existed in the Sinemurian age or stage (about 191 million years ago) in the Early Jurassic Period.  This age was named in [...]

Southampton Geographers Attend RGS Annual International Conference 2013

Geography Postgrads [2013-09-03 19:43:22]   recommend this post  (255 visits)
A short review of our visit to this year's RGS-IBG Conference as attened by Southampton Geography & Environment staff and

A new outcrop of Catoctin meta- volcanic breccia

Mountain Beltway [2013-09-03 14:37:49]   recommend this post  (246 visits)
Lily and I took our son to the Virginia Scottish Games on Sunday. This is an annual competition of events in traditionally Scottish feats – throwing heavy things, mainly. There is also fried food, whisky, and some terrific music. The event is [...]

Glacial erratic inventory website open for business

Northwest Geology Field Trips [2013-09-01 02:48:59]   recommend this post  (233 visits)
  The Washington Glacial Erratics website has just opened for business. It is an inventory database and map showing glacial erratics (8-10 feet minimum size) across the state of Washington. Anyone can add their favorite glacial erratics [...]

Lava-Ice Interactions at Veniaminof Volcano in Alaska News [2013-09-01 13:46:01]   recommend this post  (228 visits)
Erik Klemetti comments on recent photos from Veniaminof Volcano located on the Alaska Peninsula about 500 miles southwest of | Impressum