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Have you ever seen a heavy, solid rock that’s been seamlessly broken into thin plates by some invisible force? Or have you observed those eerily perfect circular patterned rock formations
GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2019-01-17 11:05:21]
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In a world where carbon dioxide levels are rapidly rising, how do you study the long-term effect of carbon emissions? To answer this question, some scientists have turned to Mammoth Mountain, a volcano in California that’s been releasing carbon [...]
Thomas Giachetti (University of Oregon) explains his research into the risk posed by Anak Krakatau, published in the Journal of the Geological Society in January 2012, and how it relates to what happened in December 2018. Continue reading →
Ray Wilhite posted this gorgeous image on a Facebook thread, and we’re re-posting it here with his permission. It’s taken from a poster that Ray co-authored (Roberts et al. 2016). We’re looking here at a coronal cross-section of a hen (age not [...]
Two new (to me at least) landslide videos have been posted onto Youtube: one from Lebanon earlier this month and one from Russia in 2012
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This year has seen many temperature records broken due to stagnant air. The basic idea is that landlocked temperatures can zoom in the hot sun. Ocean breezes can moderate this.
You can see that Oz is in stagnant air right now. This is [...]
I visited the Speed Art Museum in downtown Louisville next to the campus of the University of Louisville. The museum opened on January 15, 1927 as the J.B. Speed Memorial Museum. It features artworks by Rembrandt, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, and [...]
Im Süden des japanischen Archipels ist der Inselvulkan Kuchinoerabu-jima ausgebrochen. Der Feuerberg speit Aschewolken aus die bis zu 7000 m ü.N.N. aufsteigen. Das VAAC Tokio registrierte bisher 2 dieser hohen Aschewolken. Zuvor wurden 2 [...]
Auch 2019 gibt es wieder ein Gestein des Jahres, den Schiefer. In früheren Jahren noch allgegenwärtig, als Schreibtafel oder Dacheindeckung. Als Fassaden- und Dachbedeckung wird das Gestein immer noch gerne genommen. Daneben hat es aber … [...]
As noted last week, I spent the week spanning New Year’s Eve in the enchanted isles of the Galapagos. The previous week (over Christmas) my family and I were in coastal Ecuador. I saw a total of three species of iguanas in the two locations, and [...]