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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

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The Antarctic ice sheet is melting and, yeah, it’s probably our fault. 

Real Climate [21:56:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
Glaciers in West Antarctica have thinned and accelerated in the last few decades.  A new paper provides some of the first evidence that this is due to human activities. by Eric Steig It’s been some time since I wrote anything for RealClimate. In the interim there’s been a lot of important new work in the area

Background on the role of natural climate variability in West Antarctic ice sheet change. 

Real Climate [21:56:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
This is a summary of some of the key details that underpin the discussion of anthropogenic vs. natural forcing in driving glacier change in West Antarctica. This is useful background for the paper by Holland et al. (2019), discussed in another post (here). We’ve known for some time that Pine Island Glacier (PIG) and Thwaites Glacier,

Unprecedented 2018 Bering Sea ice loss repeated in 2019 

Geospace [21:07:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (62 visits) info
Sea ice in the Bering Sea reached record-low levels during winter 2018, thanks to persistent warm southerly winds. These conditions caused the ice to retreat to the northern reaches of the 800,000 square mile [...]

Conversations on a century of geoscience in Europe: Günter Blöschl 

GeoSphere [18:43:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
Over the last century, geoscientists have made incredible contributions to our understanding of the Earth, the solar system, and beyond. Inspired by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and... [[ This is a [...]

Costco has the Casada Power Board 

Ontario-geofish [17:17:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (56 visits) info
Yeah, like all new exercise toys, this one is neat.  Whether it ends up in a dusty corner, is another matter. I find exercise to be boring.  I can't stand it because my brain rejects 'boring' quite [...]

Arctic ice volume - strongest inflection change, ever 

Ontario-geofish [15:44:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (59 visits) info
My old guy lambasted me for being inscrutable.  He says I think too fast for anybody, and things just zoom over their heads.  I don't mind that, otherwise I'd be in FB all the time, and the warmie heavy guns [...]

The Real Cause of Extinction 

Koprolitos [11:50:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (54 visits) info
Una nueva hipótesis sobre la extinción de los dinosaurios a cargo de Fake Science, uno de nuestros blogs de cabecera. Parece ser que los dinosaurios desaparecieron por la tristeza que les ocasionaba no ser [...]

Stromboli: Aktivität hoch 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [10:27:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
Die Aktivität am Stromboli ist weiterhin hoch. Das LGS Florenz berichtete gestern von strombolianischen Explosionen die Tephra mehr als 200 m hoch auswerfen. Am Vortag wurde die Auswurfshöhe mit mehr als 300 [...]

Giant salamanders have evil teeth 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [19:45:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info
Last September I spent a day in the LACM Herpetology collections with Jessie Atterholt, looking at weird features in crocs, lizards, snakes, and salamanders. I’ll have more to say about the specific things [...]


ARCHEA [17:22:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
An exquisite fossil specimen of an Eusthenopteron Fordi from the upper Devonian (Frasnian), Eescuminac Formation, Miguasha Park, Bay of Heat, Gaspé, Quebec, Canadian Museum of Natural History, Miguasha [...]

The Cosmic Cast Season 1 

Earth & Solar System [15:58:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info
We hope you enjoyed the first season of the Cosmic Cast, thanks to all our guests who came on this year! All our episodes are now available to stream on Spotify and iTunes:   If there are any topics you … [...]

How Synthetic Biology Can Help the Environment 

State of the Planet [14:41:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
Artificial and modified organisms could become essential tools to fight climate change, clean up pollution, protect biodiversity, and

SSA call for papers on Ridgecrest Earthquakes and historical seismograms 

Paleoseismicity [10:27:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (92 visits) info
The Seismological Society of America has currently three interesting calls for papers. BSSA Call for Papers: Special Issue on the 2019 Ridgecrest, California, Earthquake Sequence: [...]

Travels in Cascadia: Traversing the Salish Sea, and Leaving the USA 

Geotripper [09:12:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info
Morning in Port Angeles, looking across the Salish Sea It was the third day of our journey through Cascadia, and after our exploration of the Olympic Peninsula, it was now time to leave the United States. [...] | Impressum