A light dose of linkage this week: for various reasons, both of your Highly Allochthonous bloggers found themselves distracted by the real world in the past few days. Normal tweeting and blogging service should resume shortly!
Blogs in motion
A few new blogs have been brought to our attention this week:
- Erik Klemetti’s students have started their own volcano blog.
- Mente et Malleo: a new English language endeavour from a Latvian geoblogger. Check out the most recent post discussing how you don’t need megalabs to do useful and illuminating science.
- The Pore Space: another Norwegian geoblogger who is spending 2011 recounting his past decade of adventures in the field, in places as far-flung as Siberia, Azerbaijan and Greenland.
- Beautiful! Time Lapse Video of Hawaii’s Pu’u'u O’o Crater Erupting
(via @GeoScienceWorld, @rivrchik, @therightblue)
- WOW! Thermal imagery captures pyroclastic flow in action.
- Last week saw the Stardust probe fly past Comet Tempel 1, last visited by the Deep Impact probe in July 2005. NASA has posted all the flyby pictures, and Emily Lakdawalla has the scientific highlights, including the fuzzy images of the impact crater created by Deep Impact’s impactor.
- Dinosaur tracks with laser beams! Preserving scientific data about fossil tracks as digital archives:
- There are two papers out in nature this week about the links between human-caused global warming and increased precipitation and flooding. Full articles are behind a paywall, but all can see the abstract and editor’s summary.
- The Mississippi River System summarized and depicted as a subway map
- ‘an increasingly fierce competition between #energy and #water that threatens to upend China’s progress’
(via @jfleck, @LPAWater)
- Heh. So true, especially the dodgy driving near roadcuts: the Joy of Road Tripping with Geologists
- Did you know ancient hearths and kilns can be dated by measuring their magnetisation?
- Beautiful. Paradise pools: Limestone makes such fascinating and beautiful landscapes.
(via @highlyanne, @WanderingGaia)
- Makes sense. Whoever asked a cow for directions? New study refutes claims that cows align with Earth’s magnetic field.
- Good to see the homeland’s forests will stay intact. UK forest sale axed: Caroline Spelman says ‘I’m sorry’
- Graphical Abstracts: nice to see some signs of online innovation from the science publishers: