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Friday, 11 January 2019

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Barrier island sand dunes recover at different rates after hurricanes 

Geospace [14:55:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (85 visits) info
Sand dunes on coastal barrier islands buffer the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts from oncoming hurricanes. Every year, millions of public and private dollars fund the restoration of these barrier islands, but managers often focus on the recovery of smaller sand dunes and aim at making them bigger, for better storm protection. But new research presented at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting last month finds sand dunes on these barrier islands don’t all recover at the same rate. Small dunes go back to [...]

To GRE or not to GRE 

Speaking of Geoscience [22:45:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (54 visits) info
by Jane Willenbring, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego Here’s to 2019 and a scenario probably eerily familiar to university faculty admitting students to Earth Science graduate programs across the US! Faculty and grad program coordinators convene early in the calendar year to evaluate graduate student applications and someone starts off the meeting

Friday fold: more from Utah 

Mountain Beltway [02:11:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (51 visits) info
For the final Friday fold of 2018, we return to Utah's Slate Canyon, where "Mountain Beltway" reader Octavia Sawyer shares an anticline with parasitic folds shaped like "sea serpents." The post Friday fold: [...]

Final Legislation Passed by 115th Congress 

Speaking of Geoscience [00:18:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info
By Laura Szymanski, GSA Science Policy Fellow During the lame-duck session of the 115th Congress, Congress was able to pass several bills that have been signed into law, although many that were expected to [...]

El pasado robótico de Hajime Sorayama 

Koprolitos [11:03:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
Hajime Sorayama es un artista nacido en 1947 en Imabari (Ehime, Japón) que commenzó su carrera como ilustrador a comienzos de los 70. Es conocido por sus dibujos de robots, generalmente femeninos, muy [...]

Want To Start A Museum career? Here’s How To Do it. 

BEYONDbones [20:46:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info
By Jayme Schlimper, Overnight Program Manager and Curator of Education Collections Hi! I’m Jayme and I don’t come here (the blog) often, but I’m psyched to be here. I wanted to talk about some awesome [...]

A Preview of How Climate Science Could Play Out in ‘Juliana v. United States’ Courtroom 

State of the Planet [18:45:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
Climate change lawyers break down the key arguments and points of contention for "the trial of the

Natural gas ticks up 

Ontario-geofish [22:31:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
Once we get the headline "Gulf of Mexico Coldest in 30 Years', then it will zoom.  There's a glut of natural gas but none in storage.  So, if the demand is over the current flow in the pipelines, then [...]

(Trying To Find) Microfossils From Mars 

Dinosaur Home - Blogs [20:00:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
Ever since the first spacecraft landed on Mars, not just current but past life on Mars has been a matter of intense speculation. In the past few decades it’s been agreed (except among kooks) that if Mars [...]

The Outdoor Nature Lab at the Great Valley Museum Takes Shape 

Geotripper [09:23:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info
For thirty years it was nothing more than a dream, something hoped-for, but never realized for lack of funds. Ten years ago it became a possibility when our country passed Measure E to redevelop the campus of [...]

Triassic Park is Temporarily Closed: What Happens at Petrified Forest During a Government Shutdown 

Chinleana [05:23:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
[Disclaimer: I am a furloughed Federal employee and this is a personal blog. It is not my intent to take a political side or to make a a political statement here. I am simply explaining what a shutdown is for [...]

Seeking Book Proposals on Water, Green Infrastructure, Climate Change Adaptation, and Public Health 

State of the Planet [21:15:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
The Education Committee of the Earth Institute faculty is seeking proposals for a new series of sustainability primers to be published by Columbia University Press. Proposals are due by March 4,

Science and Past: Studying and Preserving Organic and Biomaterial Heritage 

WeBlog Aragosaurus [14:11:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info
The Environmental Sciences Institute (IUCA) of the University of Zaragoza is organizing the 9th interdisciplinary course SCIENCE & PAST, to be held in Zaragoza (Spain) on March 13-15, 2019.This edition [...]

Gulf of Mexico drained of heat 

Ontario-geofish [14:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
This map only updates once a month for the south Atlantic, but I am assuming the Gulf is up to date.  There is no more heat to warm Toronto. Wow, I just went out for the dog walk with a strong wind and [...]

Snow in the world back to the 70's 

Ontario-geofish [15:24:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
As I've been saying we'd be lucky if we only go back to the 70's.  The Guardian, last defender of warmth, has nice world snow pictures. "Such quantities of snow above 800m altitude only happen [...] | Impressum