Author Archives: Chris Rowan

Monday dispatches from GSA: Vancouver

The arrival of the long-threatened rain did not dampen lots of cool science.. Continue reading

Categories: academic life, conferences, geomorphology

Sunday dispatches from GSA: Vancouver

View the story “GSA Day 1″ on Storify

Categories: academic life, by Anne, conferences, earthquakes, geology

Listen to Chris talk about his life in science

I was recently interviewed by Dr. Marie McNeely, host of the ‘People Behind the Science’ podcast – a show that lets scientists talk about their lives and experiences to provide a more rounded view of what scientists actually do in … Continue reading

Categories: public science

The Napa Valley quake, and why California is (geologically) not part of America at all.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, the Napa Valley region north of San Francisco was shaken by a magnitude 6 earthquake, the largest to hit this region since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. An earthquake in … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, tectonics

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