Author Archives: Chris Rowan

Stuff we linked to on Twitter last week

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Categories: geology

The geodetic fingerprints of shallow thrusting in Nepal

NASA’s Earth Observatory put out this great image last week, which shows the ground displacement in Nepal resulting from last month’s devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake, which has claimed at least 8,500 lives. The vertical displacements have been calculated by comparing … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geohazards, structures, tectonics

One year ago today: blue skies over Cape Horn

Antarctica had fallen away behind us. The meteorological good fortune that we had been enjoying continued to hold on our return journey across the Drake Passage, and provided a nice bonus as the shores of South America came up over … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, photos

Sumatra +10: contemplating the power of tsunami

Whilst touring Port Lockroy in Antarctica last Christmas Day, one of the exhibits describing the scientific research undertaken there had this interesting footnote: This is pretty mind-blowing, if you think about it: an isolated Antarctic outpost at around 65 degrees … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geohazards, society

One year ago today: Antarctic bases old and new, and the most mind-blowing scenery in the world

Christmas Eve in Antarctica involved our first look at how people live and work in this harsh environment – both today and in the early days of exploration – and possibly the most fabulous scenery yet. From Anne’s journal entry: … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, by Anne, ice and glaciers, photos