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Some interesting articles on a variety of topics that I came across in the past few weeks.
1) What Really Happened at Herculaneum?
This off course refers to the violent eruption of Mount Vesuvias in 79 A.D. A new study analyses the way bone and [...]
This is the first paper round-up of the year and I think it’s perhaps a new record. So many studies have been published, but maybe it’s just because nobody has done much in the last week of December. Whatever it is – there are some pretty [...]
It’s been about a year since I’ve updated this blog, but it’s not that I didn’t have anything to say. Instead, members of the Watershed Hydrology lab were doing so many great things that I just didn’t do a good job of stopping to write [...]
We are getting straight-through Pacific air now, but Ottawa is a bit out of it. So there is lots of snow for me up here right now.
The dog is having fun. I just got the tide gauge data and it's up a bit. That will mean the global temps are [...]
Como suponemos que ya sabéis (más que nada por la turra que hemos dado...), el pasado año se cumplieron 50 años del estreno de "El Valle de Gwangi". Aunque se celebraron conferencias acompañadas del visionado de la película, se editó un [...]
My last post was about the great sand bed that underlies Alameda; now it’s time for a fresh look at the whole geologic unit of which it’s a part: the Merritt sand. The Merritt sand is mapped in three places: in downtown Oakland, in Alameda and [...]
Gestern eruptierte der Stromboli einen kurzen Lavastrom. Das geht aus einer Meldung des INGV Catania hervor. Der Lavastrom manifestierte sich morgens, kurz nah 8 Uhr. Er floss aus dem nördlichen Kraterbereich. Darüber hinaus ist „Iddu“ [...]
The most common Brachiopod to be found in the Collingswood member of the Whitby formation is Lingula corbourgensis. It is an inarticulate Brachiopod with a phosphatic shell and can get relatively large. Below are several examples that occur on slabs [...]
In the black oil shales of the Collingswood member of the Whitby formation there are often found great shoals of Ostracod fossils.William Hessin states in his book that the only known species of Ostracod found in these shales is Primitiella [...]