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Geoblogosphere weekly review (14th week of 2014, 319 weeks ago)

Blogs:

Most active blogs:
  1. Geology.com News (32 posts)
  2. Utah Geological Survey - blog (14 posts)
  3. Ontario-geofish (10 posts)
  4. Netzwerk für geowissenschaftliche Öffentlichkeitsarbeit (10 posts)
  5. State of the Planet (9 posts)
  6. Geotripper (7 posts)
  7. About Geology (7 posts)
  8. Palaeoblog (5 posts)
  9. I think mining (5 posts)
  10. Mountain Beltway (5 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. Geology.com News (1068 visits)
  2. Utah Geological Survey - blog (620 visits)
  3. Active Tectonics Blog (531 visits)
  4. G-Soil (497 visits)
  5. Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings (483 visits)
  6. Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week (475 visits)
  7. Ontario-geofish (427 visits)
  8. GeoMika (427 visits)
  9. State of the Planet (424 visits)
  10. Geotripper (355 visits)

Topics:

Top keywords:
  1. Earthquakes (11)
  2. article (11)
  3. climate (8)
  4. Climate Change (8)
  5. 8230 (8)
  6. people (8)
  7. time (8)
  8. students (7)
  9. (7)
  10. Earth (6)
Top places:
  1. Chile (13)
  2. United States (11)
  3. California (7)
  4. Pacific Ocean (7)
  5. Germany (6)
  6. Utah (6)
  7. China (6)
  8. Oso (6)
  9. Los Angeles (5)
  10. Iquique Province (5)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Devonian (5)
  2. Cretaceous (3)
  3. Paleogene (3)
  4. Neogene (3)
  5. Ordovician (2)
  6. Quaternary (2)
  7. Ediacaran (1)
  8. Silurian (1)
  9. Permian (1)

Posts:

The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

Constructing hypotheses on behaviour in the fossil record

Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings [2014-04-01 17:03:11]   recommend this post  (483 visits)
Those keeping up with papers on palaeoethology may well have noticed that a number of papers have gone online in the Journal of Zoology of late with a common theme. Darren Naish has a paper on the behaviour of fossil birds, Andy Farke has one on [...]

Exploiting high resolution topography data for advancing the understanding of mass and energy transfer across landscapes: Opportunities, challenges, and needs (USGS Powell Center working group)

Active Tectonics Blog [2014-04-01 04:00:00]   recommend this post  (470 visits)
"TIME FOR IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS WITHOUT DISTRACTIONS"--That is one of the opportunities presented to USGS Powell Center Working Groups. Indeed and quite pleasantly we have begun our discussions in the working group entitled "Exploiting high resolution [...]

HEFCE’s new open-access policy for post-2014 outputs

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [2014-03-31 12:07:41]   recommend this post  (396 visits)
This morning sees the publication of the new Policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework from HEFCE, the Higher Education Funding Council for England. It sets out in details HEFCE’s requirement that [...]

Radioactivity

GeoMika [2014-04-03 19:00:40]   recommend this post  (241 visits)
Some elements are naturally radioactive, releasing alpha particles, beta particles, or gamma radiation as they decay to more stable elements. The decay in a fixed period of time is proportional to the number of unstable atoms, with exponential decay [...]

Oso Landslide Update

GeoPrac.net [2014-04-03 15:36:35]   recommend this post  (221 visits)
The Oso Landslide death toll is now up to 29. This is one of the worst natural hazard disasters I can remember in recent times. First and foremost I think should be the memories of the victims. There are so many heart-wrenching stories of the people [...]

Soil colour never lies

G-Soil [2014-03-30 20:27:20]   recommend this post  (217 visits)
Often, soil color is described using general terms such as “brown”, “red”, “dark”, etc. When I talk about this issue for the first time with my students of Soil Science, I use to ask them how to describe the color [...]

Monday paper: Interplay of riparian forest and groundwater in the hillslope hydrology of Sudanian West Africa (northern Benin)

G-Soil [2014-03-31 10:00:34]   recommend this post  (212 visits)
Richard, A., Galle, S., Descloitres, M., Cohard, J.-M., Vandervaere, J.-P., Séguis, L., and Peugeot, C. 2013. Interplay of riparian forest and groundwater in the hillslope hydrology of Sudanian West Africa (northern Benin), Hydrology and Earth [...]

Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: Thoroughly encrusted brachiopod from the Upper Ordovician of Indiana

Wooster Geologists [2014-03-30 07:47:29]   recommend this post  (190 visits)
Last week was an intensely bored Upper Ordovician bryozoan, so it seems only fair to have a thoroughly encrusted Upper Ordovician brachiopod next. The above is, although you would hardly know it, the ventral valve exterior of a common strophomenid [...]

LA Earthquake: Don’t panic.

GeoMika [2014-03-30 00:36:56]   recommend this post  (186 visits)
I wrote an anti-hysterical guide to the earthquakes in Los Angeles for io9. Head over for the geology, seismology of recent earthquakes, interpreting risk forecasting, and preparing for the Big One without freaking

O Best Beloved: Just-so stories in ecology and evolution

The Contemplative Mammoth [2014-04-02 20:52:12]   recommend this post  (185 visits)
Sloth-moth symbiosis. Dinosaur-devestating asteroid impacts. Girl’s preference for pink. Are these fact, or fiction? It turns out that often what we think we know about the world is more based on story-telling than the byproduct of the [...]
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