Category Archives: climate science

Flash flooding in Maryland: freak event? climate change symptom? urban runoff problem? Or all of the above?

On Saturday night, as many people were enjoying an evening out in Maryland, and I was enjoying an evening in in Ohio, a tweet from Johns Hopkins professor and Baltimore resident, Dr.┬áSarah Horst caught my eye: I didn't know it … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, climate science, geohazards, hydrology

Environmental Earth Science in the News – Spring semester 2016 compilation

Students in GEOL 21062, Spring 2016, at Kent State University have been sharing interesting news stories with me all semester long. Here’s our complilation. Hopefully these are interesting things for other people too! Continue reading

Categories: climate science, environment, links, society, teaching

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


The Antarctic Geological Drilling Project – ANDRILL – is an ambitious program of drilling down to the sediments deposited around Antarctica in the past few tens of millions of years, to unravel the history of the Antarctic ice sheets: how … Continue reading

Categories: Cenozoic, climate science, past worlds

Earthly and Unearthly Beauty

NASA unveiled a couple of rather beautiful things at AGU last week – and despite actually being at the conference, I haven’t really had the time to sit back and appreciate them until now. The first was the ‘Black Marble’, … Continue reading

Categories: climate science, geology, geophysics, photos, planets