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The Hell Creek Formation is so much more than just Triceratops and Edmontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex. There, I said it. I head out there to swelter and dig nearly every summer, and it's truly not the big famous dinosaurs I'm interested in. This is [...]
A couple of positions are currently open in the field of tectonics and related subjects: 4 yrs PhD in Durham, UK: The origin, active tectonics and fate of the South Caspian Basin. (PDF) 18-24 months postdoc in Fribourg, SUI: Kinematic and mechanical [...]
2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Movri Mtn Earthquake in Greece. A workshop will be held in Patras on the 13 June, 2018, with a field trip to the Movri Mtn epicentral area (geology, geomorphology, geodesy, earthquake effects). The trip is [...]
This post is both a look back at ten years of Geotripping, but is also an update on snow and precipitation conditions in California right now, and that picture is not pretty. My backyard rain gauge had amassed a mere 1.22" of rain by the [...]
For this week’s post, here’s a picture showing a lovely example of Pele’s Hair, which is a type of volcanic glass that consists of fibers or thin strands. Although I’ve visited many volcanoes (including a few active ones) over the years, [...]
Got a geology story to tell? ESRI's StoryMaps might be just the platform you are looking for.
You'll find the entire blog text and pointers to a new USGS StoryMap on North America's mid-continental rift episode at [...]
Short answer: kind of yes. Keep reading anyways. I passed by the poster of announcements and read “Full-wavefield …” and figured that talk might be outside of the realm of what I understand. Anyone working in FWI has always been clear that it [...]
There's a difference between apologetics and polemics. The latter is an attack, but the former is a defense. I was writing a piece at my other blog, Geotripper's Birds of California about Sandhill Cranes, and in a few paragraphs it turned into an [...]
An alum explains how Columbia's Environmental Science and Policy program prepared her for a job incorporating sustainability practices at
Our newest post (22 Jan. 2018) presents Jon Fuller's 135-page contributed report on navigable rivers. This illustrated report includes case studies for three Arizona rivers: Gila, Salt and Verde Rivers.
Case for Navigable