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Monday, 13 May 2019

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Climate Change Mitigation 

Ontario-geofish [23:14:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (70 visits) info
All those Quebec students got upset at this notion.  Why do we have to do anything?  Blah. But my mitigation is for the ice age.  No heat is coming from the equator to warm us.  We are on our own.  Warmies can have their protests out in the freezing cold. As an engineer, we have to mitigate for freezing cold.  We had our fun during the warming cycle, but now we may be back to the early

La Niña’s effect on droughts can be traced back to U.S. Civil War 

AGU Meetings [22:20:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (73 visits) info
The Civil War drought – one of the worst to afflict the U.S. in centuries – occurred in the mid-1850s to the mid-1860s. That drought is infamous for its effects in the U.S. Southwest and parts of the Great Plains, where it led to the near extinction of the American bison and played an important role in changing the course of the Civil War by causing food and water shortages, slowing the advance of part of the Confederate army in 1862. The post La Niña’s effect on droughts can be traced [...]

Dance recital 

Ontario-geofish [21:22:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (185 visits) info
In this weather, I bagged my homemade wine and processed videos.  You can't put dance recitals on utube because they are always flagged, but you can here. ps.  100mb limit, so the long ones had to [...]

Return to Sugarloaf Hill 

Oakland Geology [17:02:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (74 visits) info
It’s been almost four years since my last visit, and no locality, even the wildest, ever stays the same. Sugarloaf Hill, that iconic bump in the ridges of East Oakland, is one of the city’s wildest places. [...]

The Use of Science in Environmental Decision Making 

State of the Planet [14:02:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (70 visits) info
We need to do a better job of integrating scientific knowledge into management decision making. The world is too complicated, interconnected and dangerous to act without real scientific observations and [...]

Short Note: CodingBat or Python, stupid! 

Digital Geography [10:53:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
Currently I am trying to improve my coding skills in Python. Of course you can read some books, attend some Udemy course but in the end it boils down to practical training. Codeacademy is most likely the [...]

Sinabung: Domwachstum bestätigt 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [09:55:34]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Nachdem der Sinabung auf der indonesischen Insel Sumatra, gestern Abend zum Dritten Mal in Folge eruptierte, bestätigte ein Mitarbeiter des zuständigen Observatoriums (PVMBG), dass der Dom im Krater des [...]

WALLISEROPS: JOUST A PLAISANCE 

ARCHEA [07:25:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (64 visits) info
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A beautiful detail of a Walliserops, a genus of spinose phacopid trilobite of the family Acastidae found in the Lower to Middle Devonian strata near Foum Zguid, Tata Province, Souss-Massa, southeastern [...]

Descubrimiento Inesperado: Focas Monje en el Miocene del Pacífico Norte 

Caribbean Paleobiology [19:22:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
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El miércoles pasado (8 de mayo de 2019) acaba de ser publicado mi más reciente trabajo en la revista científica Biology Letters! En esta ocasión el trabajo fue realizado en colaboración con mi colega Ana [...]

The rock game 

Earth Learning Idea [15:20:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (182 visits) info
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‘Rockery 1’ is a rock game in which pupils model the different characteristics of rocks. This activity helps children to remember the fundamental differences between rock types. Many more activities [...]

Disneysaurios IV: Disneylandia 

Koprolitos [11:42:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
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Inaugurado en julio de 1955 en Anaheim, cerca de Los Angeles, Disneylandia [1] fue el primer gran parque temático de atracciones del mundo. Cofinanciado por la joven ABC a cambio del programa Disneyland [...]

Arbeitsgruppe GEOPOLAR (Universität Bremen) sucht Doktorand*in 

Deutsche Quartärvereinigung [10:44:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
An der Universität Bremen ist am Institut für Geographie die auf 3 Jahre befristete Stelle einer wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin / eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters im Bereich Physische [...]

Tailings dam failures: an interesting perspective article in Science 

The Landslide Blog [08:03:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (55 visits) info
A Perspectives article in Science (Santamarina et al. 2019) argues that we need a better understanding of the processes leading to tailings dam failures as well as greatly improved management and regulation [...]

How to live with no warmth 

Ontario-geofish [01:21:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
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The Grand Oscillation is upon us.  That's when the oceans decide to shift all the heat to the Southern Hemisphere, instead of us.  Although you think it is cold now, wait until next year.  Colder and colder [...]
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