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Thursday, 13 September 2018

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Earthquake swarm on Reykjanes peninsula (Bláfjöll area) [updated] 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [23:21:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (40 visits) info
Earthquake swarm started today (13-September-2018) in Bláfjöll area. This earthquake swarm continued today with only minor earthquakes. At 20:17 UTC an earthquake with magnitude 4,1 happened in Bláfjöll area. This earthquake was felt over a wide area. Earthquake swarm in … Continue reading →

The Blob hides in the deep 

Geospace [22:00:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info
Fall is nearly here and, for most of us, that means the end of the summer heatwave. In the waters of British Columbia, however, the seasonal cycle is stuck. A marine heatwave began more than four years ago and new research suggests it won’t be disappearing anytime soon. Marine heatwaves are not new. But heatwaves are getting more intense and more frequent with a changing climate. Over the fall and winter of 2013 and 2014, satellites detected above normal temperatures in the surface waters [...]

When Is a Sea Wall a Good Idea? 

State of the Planet [21:10:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info
Scientists at Columbia’s Earth Institute are using simulations to test how well different methods protect coastal areas from hurricanes and sea level

Katla volcano releases massive amount of CO2 daily 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [19:59:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
According to new study into CO2 release of Katla volcano the amount released by the volcano is massive. According to the news on Rúv the daily amount released of CO2 is 20 kiloton (1 kiloton = 1000 tons). [...]

Imposter syndrome revisited 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [18:26:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
My wife Fiona is a musician and composer, and she’s giving a talk at this year’s TetZooCon on “Music for Wildlife Documentaries – A Composer’s Perspective”. (By the way, it looks like some tickets [...]

GSW’s 2018 Bradley speaker announced: Oct 3 

DC Geology Events [16:41:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
GSW meeting 1533: Wednesday, October 3 ~ The 2018 Bradley lecture ~ Jane Willenbring Scripps Institution of Oceanography “Not Feeling the Buzz: Tectonics – Not Climate – Limits Heights of Mountains” [...]

On the origin of peer review: The Geological Society, the evolution of refereeing and Charles Darwin’s papers 

Geological Society of London blog [12:31:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (72 visits) info
In our fourth post celebrating Peer Review Week 2018, we delve into our archives for a look at reviews of one of our most famous Fellows... Continue reading →


Koprolitos [09:51:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (69 visits) info
Jed Taylor es un dibujante de Nottingham (Gran Bretaña) especializado en la ilustración de animales tanto actuales como extintos. Hace poco planteó un reto en Twitter con el hashtag #JurassicPark1854 en [...]

Florence Update 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [09:21:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info
Here is an update on Hurricane Florence. It’s my 11 PM Weathercast Wednesday night on WBOC, here on the Delmarva/Eastern Shore of Maryland. I started with a comparison of the same storm in the 1960’s and [...]

New study: Most fires in Florida go undetected 

Geospace [21:06:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
A new study from Florida State University researchers indicates that common satellite imaging technologies have vastly underestimated the number of fires in Florida. Their report, published in collaboration [...]

More early art from South Africa? 

earth-pages - Research News from the Earth Sciences [19:54:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
The Blombos Cave 300 km east of Cape Town is where the earliest signs of art produced by anatomically modern humans were found (see Snippets on human evolution October 2011). The most publicized was a shaped [...]

Rooting Out the Errors in Climate Models To Better Predict Hurricanes 

State of the Planet [18:14:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info
By enhancing climate models, a project will help to improve forecasts of intense hurricanes like Hurricane

A New History of Life, by Peter Ward and Joe Kirschvink 

Mountain Beltway [14:01:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (87 visits) info
Yesterday, I finished listening to the audiobook version of A New History of Life, by Peter Ward and Joe Kirschvink (2016). This book is only a couple of years old, and takes as its topic ‘the modern [...]

GeoPolicy: Bridging the gap between science and decision makers – a new tool for nuclear emergencies affecting food and agriculture 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [11:30:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (10 visits) info
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has developed an online system to assist in improving the response capabilities of authorities in the event of an emergency caused by natural hazards. The Decision [...]

Colas de titanosaurios de Lo Hueco en el XVI Annual Meeting de la EAVP 

Dinosaurios (el cuaderno de Godzillín) [09:24:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (55 visits) info
Los saurópodos titanosaurios de Lo Hueco no podían dejar de estar presentes en el reciente simposio "Sauropod dinosaurs: new insights into their biology, ecology, and evolution" que tuvo lugar en [...]

La Leggenda di Oviraptoraptor 

Theropoda [08:05:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (73 visits) info
"Uh, ah, caspita... è così che si comincia" Lu et al. (2018) descrivono i resti parziali e semiarticolari di un piccolo theropode dal Cretacico Superiore del Henan (Cina). La presenza di vertebre sacrali [...] | Impressum