Author Archives: Anne Jefferson

Megaphones, broken records and the problem with institutional amplification of sexism and racism

This week in the science communication world has been a broken record, playing over again a suite of unappealing sounds designed to again remind people of color and women that they are not seen as equal members of the scientific … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, ranting, society

Festering Questions from the West Virginia Chemical Spill

The massive impact of last week’s chemical spill into the Elk River in West Virginia continues to cause hardship for the up to 300,000 people affected by the water ban and to pose tough questions for scientists and authorities involved … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology, public science, society

Highly Allochthonous’s 2013 adventures

With a few hours of the year to spare in our current time zone, here’s a quick look back at some of the places your Highly Allochthonous bloggers have found themselves in the last 12 months. We started the year … Continue reading

Categories: geology, photos

Scenic Sunday: Fall colors along the Cuyahoga

It’s been a long weekend of working on proposals and grading papers, but I broke away for a while this morning to enjoy the cool fall weather and some stunning colors. The river is a few feet higher than normal … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, photos

Hydraulic, hydrologic and #h2olloween

I was grading this morning and I stumbled upon one of the perpetual misused term pairs in my field: hydraulic vs. hydrologic. Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, gifts and gadgets, hydrology