For more geo-link goodness, head over to Lockwood’s for the Flash Accretionary Wedge – you can suggest your own recent geological favourites whilst you’re there.
Demo of augmented reality maps – I can see some really cool possible geology applications for AR…
Beautiful crenulated metasediments:
Plane light – http://www.flickr.com/photos/65726513@N00/3967698299/in/photostream/
Polarized light – http://www.flickr.com/photos/65726513@N00/3968476812/
Proposals to extend geological timescale back beyond formation of Earth. Defining GSSP will be fun!
A "history" of the climate wars, written from the vantage point of the future by Spencer Weart: by Excellent
(via @BoraZ, @Revkin)
Easterbrook on the quality of #climate science code ?p=1388
(via @thirstygecko, @scottstgeorge)
Maps of global fatal landslides
Hawaii Lava Flows – ASTER Image Gallery [satellite thermal images of lava entering sea]
(via @geographile, @Marscryovolc)
Waves from California collapse ice shelves in Antarctica? ["infragravity waves"? How Dr. Evil.]
Video: Saturn’s auroras captured by Hubble space telescope
Ediacaran oceans v chemically stratified & dynamic Based on Doushantuo in S China; but is it representative?
Sparks fly in Sakura-jima eruption [wow – lava fountains with added lightning!]
Finding a Secret Map to Erosion [cosmogenic isotope levels in sed -> timescale of erosion. Cool!]
Excellent piece on macroeconomics of climate policy. The "invisible hand" seen without clothes: by
(via @ericmjohnson, @drgrist)
People vs. the Rover [cool N Mexico volcanic outcrops, thoughts on limitations of robot geologists]
Haiti as a Metaphor Haiti eq "surprise" despite warnings, other looming earth/environmental disasters may be same?
Are we running out of materials? Once again, economists claim civilisation can break The Physical Laws of the Universe
(via @TimesScience, )
Using Earthquakes & Magma Viscosity to Predict Eruptions? More viscous->longer ‘run-up’
(via @geographile, @GeologyDotCom)
Bird-from-dinosaur theory of evolution challenged
More than the view of one scientist? Perhaps not
Future earthquake risk in Haiti Nice interpreted SAR image. Rupture didn’t break surface, significant thrust component.
A TREE RING RECORD FROM DEEP SEA OFF OF ANTARCTICA Wow, 1"/year deposition rate, seasonal banding.
[Lots and lots of!] Dust over Iran
Fabulous! : Soufriere Hills puts on night-time pyroclastic flow show
Wired: Stunningly Preserved 165-Million-Year Old Spider Fossil from China ‘Stunning’ well earned in this case.
UK spring: 1976-2000, timing of reproduction and population growth >11 days earlier, change accelerating
Techno-Archaeology Rescues Climate Data from Early Satellites – might extend sea ice record back to 60s.
Blood iPhones? [or, more specifically, blood tantalite/niobite]
Defusing the Methane Timebomb methane munching bacteria may eat results of clathrate breakdown.
(via @Eaterofsun, @Mims)
Hmmm. A new addition to my excursion list? : Laacher See: The caldera in the middle of Europe
Tafoni Occurs In Basalts Too [Tafoni=ellipsoidal weathering features, but I’m sure you knew that]
Drought in SW Australia linked to increased snowfall in Antarctica A "precipitation see-saw"
Nice interview: Lamont Seismologist answers question on #Haiti #earthquake
New paper lists quakes that have caused most ground shaking. High magnitude does not always -> most shaking, damage.
A Landscape Created by the Earthquake of 1700, Washington State.
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