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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

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Meteorite smorgasbord 

Earth & Solar System [23:00:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (9 visits) info
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We were fortunate to have meteorite expert Dr Tony Irving from the University of Washington visit our group at the start of September 2018. Tony is a terrestrial geologist by training, and over the last twenty years has undertaken the … Continue reading →

My Tree Hedges its Bets 

In the Company of Plants and Rocks [22:27:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (6 visits) info
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Though our weather continues to be abnormally mild, most deciduous trees show signs of the approaching autumn, with various degrees of color change in their leaves. But the boxelder I’m following seems to be of two minds as to whether to the growing season is ending (1). Should it stop making green chlorophyll, revealing previously hidden red and yellow pigments? Should it quit nourishing its leaves altogether, ensuring senescence, abscission and loss? Or should it just keep on growing? [...]

The proximal caudals of Brachiosaurus altithorax, FMNH P25107 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [19:52:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
Have we ever posted decent photos of the Brachiosaurus altithorax caudals? Has anyone? I can’t remember either thing ever happening. When I need images of brachiosaur bits, including caudals, I usually go to [...]

Project Drives Sustainability Commitments From Guinea’s Bauxite Mining Industry 

State of the Planet [18:37:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info
In response to guidance from Earth Institute researchers, the largest mining companies in Guinea have committed to sharing sustainability best

Tra Annapurna ed Everest, una ferrovia sul tetto del Mondo 

scienzeedintorni [17:18:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info
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Notoriamente sono un appassionato di ferrovie e della geologia dell’Himalaya. Non potevo quindi non parlare del progetto cinese di costruire una ferrovia fra Tibet e Nepal attraverso il tetto del mondo. Non [...]

The Difficulties of Restoring Power in Puerto Rico 

State of the Planet [14:28:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
Putting the lights back on in Puerto Rico was the most challenging mission of his career, says Carlos Torres in a new episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange

AEG: Bentley on geo-visualization 

DC Geology Events [11:54:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (123 visits) info
Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists D.C. – Maryland – Virginia Chapter (www.aeg-bwh.org) Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Amphora Restaurant in Vienna, VA. AEG [...]

Nuevos restos de espinosáuridos de la Formación Arcillas de Morella 

Dinosaurios (el cuaderno de Godzillín) [10:19:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
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El registro fósil de espinosáuridos del Cretácico Inferior de España es escaso y representado sobre todo por dientes aislados y otros elementos fragmentarios. La mayoría de estos registros se han [...]

Deutsche Rohstoff AG: Verkauf der Lizenzen Sadisdorf und Hegelshöhe erfolgreich abgeschlossen 

Rohstoff Blog [08:31:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
Mannheim/Leipzig/Perth. Die Tin International AG hat den Verkauf der Lizenzen Hegelshöhe und Sadisdorf an den bisherigen Joint-Venture Partner Lithium Australia

Sinkhole Akibat Gorong-gorong Buatan 

Dogeng Geology [04:18:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
Munculnya lubang besar di Legok Nyenang, Sukabumi pada tanggal 6 Sept 2018 ini sangat mengagetkan. Bagi ahli kebumianpun juga heran karena biasanya muncul di daerah kars, Tetapi lokasi sinkhole ini tepatnya [...]

A creeping intracontinental thrust fault in the Tien Shan 

paleoseismicity.org [01:06:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (133 visits) info
The Tien Shan takes up about 20 mm/yr of N-S shortening as a result of the India-Eurasia convergence. Recent paleoseismological studies have shown that the shortening is accommodated by a large number of [...]

Frozen debris lobes: an interesting hazard in Alaska 

The Landslide Blog [00:08:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info
Frozen debris lobes: an interesting and significant hazard for the Dalton Highway in Alaska. Parts of the road are being realigned to manage the hazard The post Frozen debris lobes: an interesting hazard in [...]

Don’t just stand there… do something! 

Speaking of Geoscience [18:50:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (132 visits) info
This blog is part of a series addressing issues further explored in GSA’s Pardee Session Women Rising: Removing Barriers and Achieving Parity in the Geosciences.  Attend the Women Rising session, 1:30 [...]

Drawing geological structures, by Jörn Kruhl 

Mountain Beltway [18:20:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
After blogging about geovisualization, reader James Safranek alerted me to this new book about two of my favorite things: drawing and structural geology! I requested a review copy from the publisher, who [...]

My beginnings as an Historian 

New Stories in Stone [16:26:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
One of the great mysteries many of us address in life is how we ended up where we are. What decisions did we make that set us down a certain path? Was it nature or nurture, luck or planning? My path toward my [...]

Peer Review Week: A day in the life of a Special Publications production editor 

Geological Society of London blog [13:06:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
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Geological Society production editor Samuel Lickiss gives us an insight into his working day, in the second in our series of posts celebrating Peer Review Week 2018. Continue reading →

Submarine landslide, Boso Peninsula 

Geology in the West Country [11:12:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (63 visits) info
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Submarine Landslide, Boso Peninsula I came across this fantastic photograph on the internet. It comes from the Boso Peninsula which is across Tokyo bay from Yokohama. Credit for this photo goes to Dr. Yuzuru [...]

Before The Himalaya: Story Of A Late Cretaceous Subduction Zone 

Reporting on a Revolution [09:59:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
My article on the geology of the upper catchment of the Brahmaputra River in southern Tibet has been published in The Wire Sciences. This region is technically called a suture zone. It contains the remnants of [...]

Urhunden, el extraño dinosaurio sueco 

Koprolitos [08:26:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
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Oskar Andersson (1877-1906), que firmaba como "O.A." [1], debutó en 1897 en la revista Sondag-Niss, y es responsable del primer éxito del cómic sueco: la muda El hombre que hacía todo lo que le pasaba [...]

Status Waspada : Memantau Kubah Lava Merapi 

Dogeng Geology [04:13:02]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
Memori letusan magmatik Merapi 2010 belum terlepas dari ingatan. Serangkaian erupsi berlangsung selama sebulan lamanya menghempaskan 100 juta m3 material piroklastik yang mengakibatkan 386 warga meninggal [...]

From Murder Monday to Fossil Friday, Here’s This Week’s Happenings At HMNS 

BEYONDbones [00:25:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
Lecture – Jack the Ripper: Patterns and Confusion by D. Kim Rossmo Jack the Ripper of Victorian London, perhaps the most infamous serial killers in history, has fascinated experts and amateurs for 130 years. [...]
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