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Geoblogosphere weekly review (15th week of 2016, 231 weeks ago)


Most active blogs:
  1. Gunnars Geo-Blog (11 posts)
  2. Koprolitos (6 posts)
  3. GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union (6 posts)
  4. Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week (5 posts)
  5. Arizona Geology (5 posts)
  6. Ontario-geofish (5 posts)
  7. BEYONDbones (5 posts)
  8. State of the Planet (3 posts)
  9. Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog (3 posts)
  10. Lake Scientist (3 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. Gunnars Geo-Blog (635 visits)
  2. Arizona Geology (526 visits)
  3. BEYONDbones (443 visits)
  4. GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union (421 visits)
  5. Ontario-geofish (397 visits)
  6. Laelaps (322 visits)
  7. Koprolitos (297 visits)
  8. Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week (295 visits)
  9. Mountain Beltway (276 visits)
  10. Views of the Mahantango (258 visits)


Top keywords:
  1. magnitude (6)
  2. EGU General Assembly (5)
  3. General Assembly (4)
  4. nature (4)
  5. Conferences (4)
  6. General Assembly website (4)
  7. Science (4)
  8. time (4)
  9. post (4)
  10. water (3)
Top places:
  1. Egu (7)
  2. Vienna (7)
  3. United States (6)
  4. Oklahoma (5)
  5. Arizona (4)
  6. Helderberg (3)
  7. Greenland (3)
  8. New Scotland (3)
  9. Australia (3)
  10. Kalkberg (3)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Devonian (3)
  2. Cretaceous (2)
  3. Triassic (1)
  4. Carboniferous (1)
  5. Quaternary (1)


The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

Getting to the Root of How Earth’s Massive Coal Seams Formed

Laelaps [2016-04-06 13:00:14]   recommend this post  (248 visits)
Writing about science is a tightrope walk. You can practice as much as you want, and during preparation you have lifelines in the form of editors and experts you can phone for answers, but in the end it’s just you out there, trying to toe the [...]

Crinoid Fossil Forest Revisited!

Echinoblog [2016-04-06 06:46:00]   recommend this post  (228 visits)
This week I thought it would be fun to revisit the wonderful world of stalked crinoids!  I've previously looked at photo galleries of deep-sea living stalked crinoids here and a few from the Hawaiian Okeanos expedition. Here's a hyocrinid [...]

Juneberry Surrogates

In the Company of Plants and Rocks [2016-04-09 18:32:00]   recommend this post  (218 visits)
Tall, taller than we knowbur oaks to be out West, wherethey’re scrub-like orbigger and low-branching, butnever sixty, eighty,a hundred feet tall!No wonder I never looked up.But why should I?Early April is early spring andgreening bursting buds [...]

The Hidden Half of Nature, by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé

Mountain Beltway [2016-04-08 16:32:22]   recommend this post  (213 visits)
David Montgomery is a professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington, in Seattle. I’m a fan of his work in soil conservation and countering creationism, so I was very pleased to find myself sharing the “honoree” table [...]

2,400 meters under the South Pacific

AGU Meetings [2016-04-08 19:54:51]   recommend this post  (211 visits)
This is the first in a series of dispatches from scientists and education officers on the latest expedition of the Schmidt Ocean Institute.  by Peter Girguis My name is Peter Girguis, and on behalf of the science party and the Schmidt Ocean [...]

Another small quake today in NW Arizona swarm

Arizona Geology [2016-04-07 00:02:00]   recommend this post  (209 visits)
We had a magnitude 2.4 earthquake this morning at 10:12 a.m. local time in area between the Mesquite and Grand Wash faults in northwest Arizona along the Nevada border.  This brings the total to 19 events since March 28. This is the second largest [...]

The Adventures of Archie the Wandering T. rex: France

BEYONDbones [2016-04-08 18:17:59]   recommend this post  (208 visits)
by Karen Whitley Hey there, devoted fans! Archie checking in. I can’t wait to tell you about my last adventure abroad. After packing up from my last adventure to jolly ol’ England, I said “Cheers!” to the United Kingdom and [...]

Richard Styron’s Python tool for calculating fault slip rates from offset marker data

Paleoseismicity [2016-04-05 19:54:51]   recommend this post  (204 visits)
Richard Styron has published several interesting tools for fault/stress analysis and other geoscience problems, see his website here: The latest Python tool he is sharing with us is for calculating fault slip rates from [...]

Oklahoma earthquake - shallow, directed thrust

Ontario-geofish [2016-04-08 01:17:00]   recommend this post  (192 visits)
This is the exact type of earthquake that will crumble the city, but it has to be a 6 or above.  A 5 will just scare everybody.  The gas frack waste has arrived and the season of earthquake zombies has begun.  Call in the Bennet

COMET Topography Workshop 31/3/2016 – 1/4/2016

Active Tectonics Blog [2016-04-03 02:54:00]   recommend this post  (190 visits)
The COMET Topography workshop just completed (31/3/2016 – 1/4/2016) with great success. It was hosted by the Oxford University Earth Sciences and ably lead by Austin Elliott (also active here: @TTremblingEarth). John Elliott, David Mackenzie, and [...] | Impressum