Author Archives: Tim Sherry

Tim Sherry

About Tim Sherry

Tim is a graduate student at McGill University studying Earth Science and Structural Geology. He blogs at Up-Section.

A noble cause: Repairing Wikipedia’s Geology articles

Tim Sherry

Wikipedia can be a great first stop when beginning research. Mainly it is a great first stop if the article is well cited. Wikipedia can lead you to top scientific papers on a subject. However, if an article is incomplete, poorly … Continue reading

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Fun with low Reynolds number Flows

Tim Sherry

EDIT: Seems to be some trouble with embedding YouTube videos. Sorry for the inconvenience. Last week the Tectonics class I’m TAing had an extra “throwaway” lecture. We decided to let the students build their own experiments to gain some intuition about … Continue reading

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The Charlevoix impact crater

Tim Sherry

Special thanks to field trip leaders Alain Tremblay and Francine Robert Last month the Canadian Tectonics Group (CTG) held their annual meeting at Charlevoix, Quebec, the site of a Devonian [Lemiux et al. 2003] impact structure. The field trip portion of … Continue reading

Categories: planets, Rocks & minerals

The Iron Ore of Bell Island, Conception Bay, Newfoundland

Tim Sherry

The most memorable stop (for me) on a recent McGill grad student trip that took us around the whole of Newfoundland was Bell Island, in Conception Bay. The discovery of iron ore in the late 1800s led to the an industry boom … Continue reading

Categories: Ore geology