News from the Geoblogosphere
New from Snet: Lithologs
, a new tool to create lithological/sedimentological logs online..
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
The new ELI today is 'Melting ice and sea level change 1 – sea ice: does sea level change when floating sea ice melts?'
This activity investigates the impact on water levels of allowing floating ice to melt. There is much misunderstanding of the impact on world sea level of melting sea ice, which this simple activity should dispel.
Many more activities about climate change and the
Not what I was expecting...
I generally avoid Yosemite Valley in the summertime, and I try to avoid Saturdays especially, but I was a glutton for punishment; we hadn't been to the valley since last spring and were kind of curious about how it would be. We expected crowds and dryness and dust.
That's not what we found. In September, the meadows are often brown and the waterfalls dry.
Hundred of 80 thousand-years old footprints – which could only have been made by Neanderthals, have been found in a dune sand depost at Le Rozel on the Cherbourg Peninsula in Normandy, France. Their [...]
Update 12:30 Uhr: Im Laufe des Vormittags ist der Tremor wieder gestiegen. Er befindet sich nur wenig unterhalb des Spitzenwertes von gestern und bewegt sich wieder seitwärts. Die strombolianischen Eruptionen [...]
(blog written by Olivia Finlay) The first half of this summer, I participated in Central Washington University’s Research Experience for... Read more
The unlikely creature bearing the title of "the first whale," is a fellow named Pakicetus. He is definitely not how we picture whales living today. Pakicetus is an extinct genus of cetaceans that [...]
Northumberland Fm, Upper Cretaceous Nanaimo Group
A concretion found eroding out of the grey shales at Denman Island.
Thee Upper Cretaceous Nanaimo Group of southwest British Columbia is a >4 km-thick [...]
¡¡Segundo día de excavación!! La jornada de hoy ha sido diversa y entretenida. Hemos abierto sesión con las explicaciones de Laura para aprender a proceder en el yacimiento correctamente, cómo excavar, [...]
In a (not really) surprising turn of events, Monday, the Director of the National Weather Service Louis Uccinelli and NOAA’s chief science officer publicly backed a tweet issued by the NWS office in [...]
The lightning season in the Southeastern U.S. is almost finished for this year, but the peak season for the most powerful strokes of lightning won't begin until November, according to a newly published global [...]
I would like to formally introduce myself as the new manager of Beyond Bones. After a full year of working front line, as we like to call it, in the Visitor Services department, I understand that this blog is [...]
A few years ago Mike Habib invited me to collaborate on a paper looking at the anatomy of the exceptionally well preserved humerus of an azhdarchid pterosaur from Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta. This [...]
This image is of a Strombus sp. gastropod fossil. The fossil appears to be made of plaster/gypsum/calcium sulfate and in a translucent form. The
creature existed in the Miocene Epoch of the Neogene Period. [...]
More books arrived in my mailbox.
I have been looking for an updated sweeping history of life survey. Peter Ward and Joe Kirschvink have written just that book, covering topics from the origin of life to [...]
Mondo presenta su nueva serie de tazas tiki protagonizada por el dinosaurio más mediático: Tyrannosaurus rex. Como explican ellos mismos, tras escapar de su valla en la que se encontraba encerrado, Rexy [...]