Author Archives: Chris Rowan

Antarctica field log: Penguin Island? Surely you mean Volcano Island!

But yes, there were penguins too. Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, outcrops, photos, tectonics, volcanoes

A real-life geological map, no colouring in required

There’s much more to geological mapping than colouring in, but a big part of the process of reconstructing the geological history of an area is spending a lot of time examining the exposed rocks to work out how to distinguish … Continue reading

Categories: geology, structures

Puerto Rico sends the Caribbean a sobering seismic anniversary present

Four years ago on Sunday, Haiti, and particularly its capital, Port-au-Prince, was devastated by a shallow magnitude 7.0 earthquake, which killed many tens, and possibly hundreds of thousands of people*, and left more than a million people homeless. Even today, … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, focal mechanisms, geohazards, society

The Spirit of Mawson expedition – harried by ice and media

The Highly Allochthonous family got pretty lucky on our trip to Antarctica: we enjoyed calm seas, including both ways across the infamously stomach-churning Drake Passage, and fairly clement weather every day of our trip. Meanwhile, on the other side of … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, climate science, public science

Highly Allochthonous at AGU

Find out when and where we’ll be this year. Continue reading

Categories: academic life, conferences