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Monday, 04 December 2017

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HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [23:49:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
Lecture – Armor, Weaponry and Chivalry – the World of Knights by Dirk Van Tuerenhout   The mention “Middle Ages” conjures up thoughts of castles, knights, kings and queens, and poor serfs toiling in the fields. To celebrate the opening of the new Knights exhibition Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout, curator of anthropology, will overview of

Monday Geology Picture: Garnet Biotite Tabletop 

Georneys [22:15:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
Since re-starting my blogging, I missed a few weeks of weekly pictures. My apologies! Life with a newborn does not leave much extra time, I’m afraid! I’ll try to be more consistent with my blogging in December and going into the new year. However, I have a great picture for today: a close-up snap of a lovely stone tabletop that I recently saw, believe it or not, at a McDonald’s

Apadrina una roca 

WeBlog Aragosaurus [21:25:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
"Apadrina una Roca" en el IGME es  un programa gratuito de voluntariado, creado con el objetivo de establecer el seguimiento del estado de conservación del patrimonio geológico español directamente ligado [...]

Stronger storms hamper ability of streams and rivers to clean up pollution 

AGU Meetings [20:00:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
Freshwater streams and rivers naturally clean up some forms of pollution originating from urban and agricultural areas, but increased storm intensity reduces this

Recycling of continental crust through time 

earth-pages - Research News from the Earth Sciences [18:57:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
Because continental crust is so light – an average density of 2700 kg m-3 compared with the mantles’ value of 3300 – it has been widely believed that continents cannot be subducted en masse. Yet it is [...]

Continued earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [16:52:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
Earthquake activity continues in Öræfajökull volcano. There is a small drop in earthquake activity every few hours just before it increases again. This seems to be normal for earthquake like Öræfajökull [...]

Imaggeo on Mondays: Autumnal Larch 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [15:00:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
For a fantastically picturesque train ride, consider travelling by rail between Lanquart and Davos (in Switzerland). You’ll be rewarded with stunning Alpine views, especially in autumn when the Larches, [...]

Interpret Earth temperatures from simulated deep-sea and ice cores 

Earth Learning Idea [12:50:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
The new Earthlearningidea today is 'Interpret Earth temperatures from simulated deep-sea and ice cores' This activity uses sweets to simulate oxygen isotope ratios in cores. This is an activity to plot [...]

Unas cuantas ilustraciones dinosaurianas... (XVII) 

Koprolitos [11:42:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
"Barbarian" (Edward Halmurzaev) Esta ronda viene muy variadita, con saurópodos, ceratópsidos, el omnipresente tiranosaurio y algunos protagonistas no dinosaurianos como pterosaurios y mamuts. Los estilos [...]

Gunung Agung mit Inflation 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [10:58:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (162 visits) info
Der Status des Vulkans auf Bali ist praktisch unverändert: es werden Erdbeben und Tremor registriert. Heute Morgen (Ortszeit) entwich nur eine sehr dünne Gaswolke. Das VSI brachte am 2. Dezember eine [...]

“Ngentho-entho” Gunung Agung, Bali 

Dogeng Geology [05:12:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
Gunungagung menunjukkan aktifitasnya yang masih naik turun. Sempat dinaikkan statusnya pada 10 November 2017 menjadi Level IV (Awas). Status awas ini juga sempat diturunkan namun kemudian statusnya naik [...]

¡¡A votar por Fidel¡¡ 

WeBlog Aragosaurus [21:09:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
La cadena de Tv Castilla y León 8 (Burgos) ha convocado unos premios para asociaciones, instituciones o personas relevantes de esa provincia. Dentro de las categorías que han establecido, figura la de [...]

Mega-impacts and tectonics 

earth-pages - Research News from the Earth Sciences [19:03:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
Because they are fast as well as weighty, destination-Earth asteroids and comets pack quite a punch. That is because their kinetic energy is proportional to the square of their speed (at least 13 km s-1) as [...]


Seismos [17:46:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (172 visits) info
Like many academics, I have many things going on and it is easy to get them mixed up or have something important get dropped. I keep a todo list on paper and one on the board in my office, that helps with the [...]

Geologizing on the 33 bus line 

Oakland Geology [17:02:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (54 visits) info
My geologizing habits are unusual: being self-employed and semiretired, I go out on weekdays, when everyone else is busy and I have the landscape to myself. Moreover, most of my outings around Oakland are on [...]

Banjir dan Munculnya Mataair di Dataran Tinggi dan Pegunungan Karst 

Dogeng Geology [15:41:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
Kejadian banjir di Pegunungan Selatan Jawa tengah, yang diakibatan cuaca ekstrim ini mengingatkan banjir di Bandung yang juga merupakan daerah berelevasi tinggi dan berbukit. Dongeng untuk banjir di Bandung [...]

Book reviews: Recent fiction reads 

Mountain Beltway [13:30:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
How about I take this opportunity to catch on Reporting My Books? These are some not-necessarily geology-relevant, but also maybe pretty interesting books that I’ve read lately. All are fiction. 11/22/63, by [...]

PGS: Sumy on induced earthquakes 

DC Geology Events [11:43:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
Please join us for the December 14, 2017 meeting of the Potomac Geophysical Society at 7:00 p.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton McLean Tysons, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, 22102.  This location is within one-half [...]

Door 4 – Cholera for Christmas 

Geological Society of London blog [11:00:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (51 visits) info
This year I’m bringing you some less conventional treasures from the Map Room here in Burlington House.  Like all libraries, we have a remit for collections.  The Map collection, since the 1930s, has been [...]

The GOP's War on Public Lands 

Rosetta Stones [06:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
It's a grim week for our nation's cultural, scientific, and wilderness treasures. Learn how you can help protect them. -- Read more on

Almaty sits on a huge active fault, and here is why we know 

Paleoseismicity [02:57:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (184 visits) info
Almaty, the former capital of Kazakhstan and home to ~2 million people, is a rapidly growing, vibrant city, beautifully situated at the foothills of the mighty Zailisky Alatau, the northernmost mountain range [...] | Impressum