Stuff I linked to on Twitter last week

A post by Chris RowanMore interesting geo-stuff I’ve highlighted for my followers on Twitter in the past 7 days, unsurprisingly dominated by the ongoing eruption of Eyjafjallajoekull. I’ve yet to find the definitive link on how to pronounce it, though.
I’m trying out dividing things into sub-categories this week, to make it seem like a bit less of a firehose.

Volcanoes

Clear View of The Vent [of Eyjafjallajoekull]
http://outsidetheinterzone.blogspot.com/2010/04/clear-view-of-vent.html
(via @RonsGeoPicks)
Ice cap thaw may awaken Icelandic volcanoes [reduced pressure on magma chamber -> eruption?]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/16/AR2010041604363.html
(via @RonsGeoPicks)
Iceland has 50-60-year cycles of volcano & quake activity. New eruption could signal years of heavy action to come:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18786-get-ready-for-decades-of-icelandic-fireworks.html
(via @Reillymj)
Impact of Eyjafjallajoekull eruption on CO2 emissions. One for next climate sceptic rant on volcs.
http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/planes-or-volcano/
(via @theneweconomics)
Incredible images & footage of Icelandic volcano [Some look almost unreal...]
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yahooeditorspicks/galleries/72157623855495574
(via @SciencePunk, @AlistairReid)
Good source of Iceland eruption links/webcams/videos/blogs/data:
http://islande2010.mbnet.fr/2010/04/eyjafjallajokul-links-liens-a-propos-de-leyjafjallajokul/
(via @CPPGeophysics)
Very cool satellite image of volcanic plume from Eyjafjallajokull.
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/iceland-volcano-plume.html
(via @NASA, @NASA_EO)
Footage of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupting under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pazzn44zDs
(via @polarwander)
The effects of volcanic dust on Britan’s climate could be severe [& everywhere else, presumably...]
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/article7098303.ece
(via @TimesScience)
A geopal who has studied sub-glacial eruptions in Iceland blogs some thoughts on Eyjafjallajokull eruption
http://johnalexanderstevenson.blogspot.com/2010/04/fire-and-ice-again-baby.html
Great piece on (slow) ecological recovery in wake of 1980 Mt St Helens eruption
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/58034/title/A_fresh_look_at_Mount_St._Helens
(via @tpenews)
A tale of two volcanoes (very interesting)
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/16/opinion/16winchester.html
(via @geographile, @swellyn)
Fascinating article on Toba eruption & early human migration – poss more complex than catastrophe->genetic bottleneck
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627561.300-supervolcano-how-humanity-survived-its-darkest-hour.html

Earthquakes

Is recent earthquake activity unusual? Scientists say "no." [& apocalypse nuts across the net ignore them]
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=2439
(via @USGS)
NASA’s Earthquake related visualizations:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/advsearch.cgi?query=earthquake&req=search
(via @geographile, @caroldn)
NYT addresses the "so many earthquakes these days" perception [and q well, too]
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/11/opinion/11musson.html
(via @callanbentley)

Planets

Microbial life found in Hydrocarbon Lake raises hopes for exo-life on Titan? Though much lower temps there..
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/25051/
(via @kzelnio)
Great shots of Saturn’s moon Dione, showing (putative) tectonic faults via
http://www.space.com/common/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=23632
(via @rowanNS, @Spacedotcom)
Water on Mars yet again
http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2010/04/water_on_mars_yet_again.html
(via @NatureNews)

General Geology

10 Great Places to See Geology in Action!
http://geotripper.blogspot.com/2010/04/10-great-places-to-see-geology-in.html
(via @Geoblogfeed)
Stalagmite reveals carbon footprint of early Native Americans [through land use changes]
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100415110007.htm
(via @tpenews)
Peruvian glacier split triggers deadly tsunami: [could be ongoing hazard as Andean glaciers melt?]
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/apr/13/peru-glacier-ice-lake-tsunami
(via @CPPGeophysics)
Magnetic poles may once have been at equator [during 'low latitude' Neoproterozoic glaciations]
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627554.000-magnetic-poles-may-once-have-been-at-equator.html
(via @newscientist)
Time-lapse video of Hawaiian lava flows
http://geographile.blogspot.com/2010/04/time-lapse-lava-flow-and-rock-making-in.html
(via @dafydd2277, @geographile)

Interesting miscellaney

Good advice for academic writers. Avoid Bad Writing [Agree w/ major point if not *all* the specifics]
http://chronicle.com/article/Bad-WritingBad-Thinking/65031/
(via @history_geek)
(via @CPPGeophysics)
Hannibal\u2019s real Alpine trunk road to Rome is revealed [technically just strong candidate]
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/court_and_social/article7029508.ece
(via @history_geek)
Newspaper comments: Forget anonymity! The problem is community management: by Excellent!
http://www.wordyard.com/2010/04/13/newspaper-comments-forget-anonymity-the-problem-is-management/
(via @BoraZ, @scottros)
Oooh. : Cook’s first voyage around the world 1768-1771 (with Joseph Banks), maps, journal entries:
http://southseas.nla.gov.au/journals/maps/01_world.html
(via @SmallCasserole)
Spreading the seed of science [inc. how to identify that rarest of creatures, a science-literate MP]
http://timesonline.typepad.com/science/2010/04/spreading-the-seed-of-science.html
(via @TimesScience)
Twittering is a difficult art form – if you are doing it right: (Think I’m roughly 80/20 mind/life casting)
http://scienceblogs.com/clock/2010/04/twittering_is_a_difficult_art.php
(via @BoraZ)
Another perspective: http://k8grrl.blogspot.com/2010/04/gendered-use-of-social-media.html
Unlectures [More discussion, less powerpoint?]
http://www.possibilitiesendless.com/?p=106
(via @kjhaxton)
Science and art, all in one: Sun’s cumulative path from June to December, as seen by a pinhole camera
http://helpmyphysics.co.uk/wordpress/?p=276

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