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Friday, 13 July 2018

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Geosciences Column: The best spots to hunt for ancient ice cores 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [18:12:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
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 [...]

16th to 29th July 2018 

Geology in the West Country [17:47:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
NEXT WEEKS EVENTS 16TH TO 29TH JULY 2018 THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXTRACT FROM BRISTOL AND WEST COUNTRY GEOLOGY CALENDARS MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND IN THE BRISTOL AND THE WEST COUNTRY CALENDARS AND ON THE WEB SITES OF THE RELEVANT SOCIETY OR ORGANISATION. MONDAY 16TH Tuesday 17th WRG July 2018 Public Perception of geothermal power talk When Tue, 17 July, 18:00 – 20:00 Where The Hub, 500 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol (map) Description We’re going deeper [...]

Minor earthquake swarm in Katla volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [17:34:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info
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 

Geology in the West Country [10:39:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
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. [...]

Rohingya refugee camps: your help needed 

The Landslide Blog [07:49:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
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 [...]

Our Democracy Needs Science Now More Than Ever 

State of the Planet [16:01:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
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

Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene 

Koprolitos [09:08:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
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 [...]

Sutlej Paleochannels- More Details 

Reporting on a Revolution [07:25:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
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 [...] | Impressum