Category Archives: basics

Do we need a new geological epoch?

Anthropocene! Naming a new geological time period after ourselves certainly has a nice dramatic ring to it, even if it smacks of the hubris that got us into our current climatic mess in the first place. But can our species, … Continue reading

Categories: basics, deep time, geology, paper reviews

Annoying misconceptions in Geology

The manglings of geology that get my inner pedant’s teeth grinding
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Categories: basics, geology

Testability in Earth Science

How can studies of the geological past yield repeatable experiments?
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Categories: basics, geology

Palaeomagnetism: from drilling to publication

How the measurements I make in the lab are distilled into the results reported in a typical scientific paper.
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Categories: basics, fieldwork, in the lab, palaeomagic

Of aftershocks and tsunamis

Questions arising from the Indonesian quakes
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Categories: basics, earthquakes, geohazards