Author Archives: Chris Rowan

Scenic Saturday: Crossbeds on the Edge

Some of the famous features of the Peak District are not really peaks at all – but there is nothing more scenic than a wander along one of the ‘Edges’. These sheer cliffs, scattered along the eastern and western edges … Continue reading

Categories: geology, geomorphology, Palaeozoic, photos

Fieldwork should be safe and welcoming for all. Currently, it’s not.

How prevalent is sexual harassment and assault during fieldwork? A paper in PLOS One that grapples with this question is getting some justified attention in the press and online at the moment, and the answer is of concern to anyone … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, fieldwork

Now you see it, now you don’t: the disappearing and reappearing waters of the River Manifold

We’re just back from a couple of weeks in the UK, which included a week exploring the scenic Peak District in northern England. Interesting geological features abounded from day one, when we took a hike along part of the very … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geology, hydrology, photos

A ton of 2+ year-old AGU journal articles are now open access!

All you have to do is wait two years after publication… Continue reading

Categories: geology, public science, publication

Reconstructing ocean spreading when half your record is now in the mantle (or: a plug for my new paper)

If you’re studying the last 100 million years or so of plate tectonics, the history of sea-floor spreading recorded by the magnetic stripes that parallel and extend away from the Earth’s ocean ridges is a key source of information. Each … Continue reading

Categories: geology, geophysics, palaeomagic, tectonics