Stuff I linked to on Twitter last week

A post by Chris RowanFor 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…
http://on.ted.com/88OU
(via @tedtalks)
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/
(via @callanbentley)
Proposals to extend geological timescale back beyond formation of Earth. Defining GSSP will be fun!
http://www.economist.com/world/international/displayStory.cfm?story_id=15207606
(via @bobreturns)
A "history" of the climate wars, written from the vantage point of the future by Spencer Weart: by Excellent
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/12/a-historian-looks-back-at-the-climate-fight/
(via @BoraZ, @Revkin)
Easterbrook on the quality of #climate science code ?p=1388
http://www.easterbrook.ca/steve/?p=1388
(via @thirstygecko, @scottstgeorge)
Maps of global fatal landslides
http://daveslandslideblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/maps-of-global-fatal-landslides.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
(via @Geoblogfeed)
Hawaii Lava Flows – ASTER Image Gallery [satellite thermal images of lava entering sea]
http://redux.com/f/993571/Hawaii-Lava-Flows-ASTER-Image-Gallery
(via @geographile, @Marscryovolc)
Waves from California collapse ice shelves in Antarctica? ["infragravity waves"? How Dr. Evil.]
http://scrippsnews.ucsd.edu/Releases/?releaseID=1046&pass=862808
(via @carlzimmer)
Video: Saturn’s auroras captured by Hubble space telescope
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/video/2010/feb/11/hubble-space-telescope-saturn-auroras
(via @guardianscience)
Ediacaran oceans v chemically stratified & dynamic Based on Doushantuo in S China; but is it representative?
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-02/uoc–npo020810.php
Sparks fly in Sakura-jima eruption [wow - lava fountains with added lightning!]
http://volcanism.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/sparks-fly-in-sakura-jima-eruption/
(via @volcanismblog)
Finding a Secret Map to Erosion [cosmogenic isotope levels in sed -> timescale of erosion. Cool!]
http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/?Page=News&storyID=16008
(via @RonsGeoPicks)
Excellent piece on macroeconomics of climate policy. The "invisible hand" seen without clothes: by
http://www.grist.org/article/2010-02-10-economics-cage-match-stavins-minimalism-houser-full-court-press/
(via @ericmjohnson, @drgrist)
People vs. the Rover [cool N Mexico volcanic outcrops, thoughts on limitations of robot geologists]
http://www.iapetusbeat.com/2010/02/people-vs-rover-and-some-new-mexican.html
(via @Geoblogfeed)
Haiti as a Metaphor Haiti eq "surprise" despite warnings, other looming earth/environmental disasters may be same?
http://serc.carleton.edu/earthandmind/posts/haitimetaphor.html
Are we running out of materials? Once again, economists claim civilisation can break The Physical Laws of the Universe
http://timesonline.typepad.com/science/2010/02/out-of-this-world-are-we-running-out-of-materials.html
(via @TimesScience, )
Using Earthquakes & Magma Viscosity to Predict Eruptions? More viscous->longer ‘run-up’
http://geology.com/press-release/forecasting-volcanoes/
(via @geographile, @GeologyDotCom)
Bird-from-dinosaur theory of evolution challenged
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100209183335.htm
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.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100209152237.htm
A TREE RING RECORD FROM DEEP SEA OFF OF ANTARCTICA Wow, 1"/year deposition rate, seasonal banding.
http://joidesresolution.org/node/1098
(via @Geoblogfeed)
[Lots and lots of!] Dust over Iran
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php
(via @NASA_EO)
Fabulous! : Soufriere Hills puts on night-time pyroclastic flow show
http://www.swisseduc.ch/stromboli/perm/montserrat/pyroclastic-night-en.html
(via @volcanismblog)
Wired: Stunningly Preserved 165-Million-Year Old Spider Fossil from China ‘Stunning’ well earned in this case.
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/02/spider-fossil/
UK spring: 1976-2000, timing of reproduction and population growth >11 days earlier, change accelerating
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-02/cfe-wes020510.php
Techno-Archaeology Rescues Climate Data from Early Satellites – might extend sea ice record back to 60s.
http://nsidc.org/monthlyhighlights/january2010.html
(via @Eaterofsun)
Blood iPhones? [or, more specifically, blood tantalite/niobite]
http://lablemminglounge.blogspot.com/2010/02/blood-iphones.html
(via @Geoblogfeed)
Defusing the Methane Timebomb methane munching bacteria may eat results of clathrate breakdown.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=defusing-the-methane-time-bomb
(via @Eaterofsun, @Mims)
Hmmm. A new addition to my excursion list? : Laacher See: The caldera in the middle of Europe
http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2010/02/laacher_see_the_caldera_in_the.php
(via @Geoblogfeed)
Tafoni Occurs In Basalts Too [Tafoni=ellipsoidal weathering features, but I'm sure you knew that]
http://suvratk.blogspot.com/2010/02/tafoni-occurs-in-basalts-too.html
(via @Geoblogfeed)
Drought in SW Australia linked to increased snowfall in Antarctica A "precipitation see-saw"
http://www.physorg.com/news184771509.html
Nice interview: Lamont Seismologist answers question on #Haiti #earthquake
http://www.physorg.com/news184488365.html
New paper lists quakes that have caused most ground shaking. High magnitude does not always -> most shaking, damage.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100205102550.htm
A Landscape Created by the Earthquake of 1700, Washington State.
http://washingtonlandscape.blogspot.com/2010/01/washington-state-coast-is-located-along.html
(via @RonsGeoPicks)

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