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Geoblogosphere weekly review (46th week of 2015, 271 weeks ago)


Most active blogs:
  1. State of the Planet (9 posts)
  2. Gunnars Geo-Blog (6 posts)
  3. Louisville Area Fossils (6 posts)
  4. Palaeoblog (5 posts)
  5. Ontario-geofish (5 posts)
  6. WeBlog Aragosaurus (5 posts)
  7. Geotripper (4 posts)
  8. JOIDES Resolution blogs (4 posts)
  9. Dinosaurios (el cuaderno de Godzillín) (4 posts)
  10. Koprolitos (4 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. State of the Planet (577 visits)
  2. Louisville Area Fossils (485 visits)
  3. (478 visits)
  4. Gunnars Geo-Blog (379 visits)
  5. WeBlog Aragosaurus (370 visits)
  6. Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal (369 visits)
  7. Geotripper (345 visits)
  8. Palaeoblog (287 visits)
  9. The Landslide Blog (286 visits)
  10. Looking for Detachment (284 visits)


Top keywords:
  1. people (6)
  2. Time (5)
  3. Climate (5)
  4. post (5)
  5. Images (5)
  6. Nov. (4)
  7. life (4)
  8. landslide report (4)
  9. Sea Level (3)
  10. Fossil (3)
Top places:
  1. United States (4)
  2. Germany (4)
  3. Paris (4)
  4. Australia (4)
  5. Egu (3)
  6. Chile (3)
  7. North America (3)
  8. Switzerland (3)
  9. Japan (3)
  10. Italy (3)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Jurassic (4)
  2. Carboniferous (3)
  3. Silurian (3)
  4. Triassic (2)
  5. Permian (1)
  6. Ordovician (1)
  7. Cambrian (1)


The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

This was my field work on active faults in Kazakhstan 2015 (pt. II) [2015-11-08 20:37:01]   recommend this post  (221 visits)
The first part of my report on the field work that I did in Kazakhstan this year focussed on the stuff we had done in the South. Here is part II which is all about the Dzhungarian Fault. You’ve never heard about this fault? That’s easily [...]

40 Years Ago Today: Does Anyone Know, Where the Love of God Goes, When the Waves Turn The Minutes to Hours.

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-11-11 00:48:50]   recommend this post  (199 visits)
Forty years ago today, mariners on the Great Lakes were hanging on for their lives, and over 200 of them did not succeed. An intense low pressure system was crossing the Great Lakes, with winds gusting to well above hurricane force, and waves the [...]

Earthquake Geology sessions at the 16 World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Chile, 2017 [2015-11-10 22:57:20]   recommend this post  (198 visits)
The 16 World Conference on Earthquake Engineering will be held from 9-13 January, 2017, in Santiago de Chile. Note that the deadline for short abstracts submission is 23 November, 2015! Abstracts can be submitted via this link. This meeting comes [...]

Links: Field Tests for Gold and Silver (or other Elements or Metals, and Sometimes Minerals)

Looking for Detachment [2015-11-10 18:00:00]   recommend this post  (191 visits)
After reviewing links on my 2009 blowpipe tests post (spurred on by this recent comment on another post), I decided to do a little more research concerning field tests for gold, silver, and other metals (primarily; some of these links are for [...]

POTD November 10, 2015: White Rim, Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-11-11 00:24:16]   recommend this post  (186 visits)
White Rim, Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah Photographer: Tyler Knudsen; ©

Live-Blogging Richard Waitt's In the Path of Destruction VI: The Devastation from Within

Rosetta Stones [2015-11-08 12:00:00]   recommend this post  (183 visits)
We're continuing to live-blog Richard Waitt's excellent tome, In the Path of Destruction. Content note for this edition: there's a lot of human and animal death. Volcanic eruptions are exciting, but... -- Read more on

Desmograptus micronematodes Graptolite Fossil

Louisville Area Fossils [2015-11-11 03:30:00]   recommend this post  (179 visits)
This fossil was found in the Waldron Shale of Clark County, Indiana USA. It appears to be a Desmograptus micronematodes graptolite. The fossil dates to the Silurian Period

Billable hours

Accidental Remediation [2015-11-11 00:20:00]   recommend this post  (173 visits)
A comment on this recent post reminded me that I haven't directly addressed one of the most intimidating parts of the consulting biz: being billable. Because consultants are mostly paid by the hour (and even for lump-sum projects, I've always [...]

Best of Carl Sagan Arguments And Comebacks

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2015-11-10 18:34:00]   recommend this post  (166 visits)

The Karst Topography...of California? Getting Filthy Rich from Karst in Columbia

Geotripper [2015-11-08 06:28:00]   recommend this post  (165 visits)
The Fricot Nugget at the State Mineral Museum in Mariposa, California As I noted in the last post, California has some unique landscapes that are unfamiliar to most visitors, specifically karst topography. Karst results when a region is underlain [...] | Impressum