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Tuesday, 04 December 2018

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Why Those Snow Forecasts Online are Likely Wrong 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [23:50:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
I go weak in the knees when I see a science info-graphic that explains something really well in one picture. The image above from the NWS Kansas City is a really good one about long-range weather forecasts. Many forecasters in the Mid-Atlantic region and the Midwest are dealing with a possible winter storm beginning this weekend. We cannot say much more than that right now,  and it’s tough to explain to the public … The post Why Those Snow Forecasts Online are Likely Wrong appeared [...]

Das Geheimnis der „Mary Celeste“ 

Geschichte der Geologie [19:53:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info
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Am 4. Dezember 1872 entdeckte die Besatzung der "Dei Gratia", unter den Kommando von Kapitän David Morehouse, unweit der Inselgruppe der Azoren und dem portugiesischen Festland die Brigg "Mary Celeste". Einige der Segel waren zerrissen und das Schiff schien ziellos herumzutreiben. Morehouse beschloss beizudrehen und ein Beiboot auszusetzen. Von der Mannschaft der Mary Celeste, Kapitän Benjamin Briggs, seiner Ehefrau und seiner Tochter und sieben Seeleuten, fehlte an Bord jede Spur. Im [...]

Spring 2019 Earth Institute Internship Opportunities 

State of the Planet [15:43:28]  recommend  recommend this post  info
A variety of undergraduate, graduate and PhD positions are available in various departments and research centers. Apply by January 31,

Polen: Erdbeben Ml 3,8 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [14:22:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
Heute ereignete sich beim polnischen Ort Legnica ein Erdbeben der Magnitude 3,8. Das Hypozentrum lag in 10 km Tiefe. Das Epizentrum befand sich fast 200 km von Kattowitz entfernt, wo derzeit der Weltklimarat [...]

The Great Geoadvent: Door 4 

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Throughout advent, we're sharing some of our favourite entries to Earth Science Week photography competitions past and present - all of which feature the beautiful geology of the UK and Ireland. Check back [...]

Why did the Road Cross the San Andreas Fault? 16 Years of Geologic Change (an Update) 

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2002 I've been leading geology field studies trips to lots of places in the American West for 30 years and started to take digital pictures in 2001. I sometimes struggle to find new things to photograph when [...]

Asaphus expansus Trilobite Fossil 

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This trilobite fossil was on display at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York city in July 2018. The trilobite fossil is named Asaphus expansus. It was found in the Wolchow River of St. [...]

What half a pig head looks like 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [03:18:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (6 visits) info
Here’s a frozen pig head being hemisected with a band saw. The head in question, and the other bits we’ll get to later on in this post, both came from Jessie Atterholt’s Thanksgiving pig. As soon as [...]

Anchorage, Alaska earthquake -- almost no structural damage 

Ontario-geofish [15:35:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
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I'm reading all the reports now, and if you were on stable ground, the pgv did not exceed 30 cm/s.  Structural damage begins at 50 cm/s.  This is consistent with the only full strong ground motion coming out [...]

What it Will Take to Create a Circular Economy 

State of the Planet [13:54:07]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Building an economy based on reusing and repurposing products will require big transformations. Participants at a recent event outlined concrete steps on how we can move

My Dinosaur Ecosystems Experience 

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On 11/16/18, I received my verified certificate for passing the "Dinosaur Ecosystems" course (100%: [...]

"Literatura Dinoerótica" en el nuevo capítulo del podcast de Koprolitos 

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Vale... No era necesario... Pero aquí está de nuevo el podcast de Koprolitos. Esta vez con uno de los de los fenómenos recientes y más controvertidos de la dinomanía: la literatura erótica de [...]

2018 Anchorage Earthquake: Seismic Preparedness Works! 

Rosetta Stones [07:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
A strong earthquake shows off the value of seismic building codes, and allows the USGS to debut a valuable new tool for dealing with the aftermath -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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