News from the Geoblogosphere
New from Snet: Lithologs
, a new tool to create lithological/sedimentological logs online..
Friday, 13 July 2018
GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [18:12:01]
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Where in the world can you find some of Earth’s oldest ice? That is the question a team of French and US scientists aimed to answer. They recently identified spots in East Antarctica that likely have the right conditions to harbor ice that formed 1.5 million years ago. Scientists hope that obtaining and analysing an undisturbed sample of ice this old will give them clues about Earth’s ancient climate. The team published their findings in The Cryosphere, an open access journal of the [...]
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WRG July 2018 Public Perception of geothermal power talk
Tue, 17 July, 18:00 – 20:00
The Hub, 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol (map)
We’re going deeper [...]
During the night of 13-July-2018 a minor earthquake swarm took place in south part of the caldera of Katla volcano. Earthquake activity in Katla volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met [...]
Landslides in Japan
One of my favourite web sites has some pictures of the recent spate of landslides in Japan following very heavy rain.
The same website has another report of a landslide in Iceland. [...]
The 1 million displaced Rohingya people, now living in refugee camps in Bangladesh having fled from Myanmar, are facing extreme levels of landslide hazard as the monsoon develops. We need your help to try [...]
In a world filled with fake news and “alternative facts,” science is an integral part of an effective democracy that is based on truth and
Desde Mondo celebran el veinticinco aniversario del estreno de Jurassic Park con la edición del juego de mesa "Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene", con ilustraciones de Matthew Woodson. Se trata de un juego de [...]
A while back I had written a post in response to a paper (Ajit Singh et. al. 2017) on the paleo-Sutlej river. The study used geochemical analysis to identify ancient channels of the river. Today, the Sutlej [...]