Category Archives: geohazards

The intrusion of nature

This morning, I found myself mesmerised by this astounding video of an avalanche in the French Alps, courtesy of Kyle House: Avalanches de printemps An appropriate demonstration on this Earth Day of the power of our planet. But it’s also … Continue reading

Categories: geohazards, society

Scenic Saturday: White Island before the spiny lava invasion

Last week, Erik drew my attention to this odd spiny lava dome spotted on New Zealand’s White Island. It is rather strikingly weird, like the country that brought us the Lord of the Rings had decided to now bring us … Continue reading

Categories: geohazards, photos, volcanoes

AGU Dispatches: Final Day and Final Thoughts

Unless you are presenting, the final day of a 5 day-conference can be a test of your intellectual fortitude: it can be tough to force your tired and stuffed-with-cool-new-science brain to take an interest in any more talks or posters. … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, conferences, earthquakes, geohazards, geology, geophysics, tectonics

AGU Dispatches: Earthquakes, Education and Edification

Another packed day, although for me, today was less about consuming science and more about both disseminating it, and learning how to teach about it. Nonetheless, I kicked off my morning in an interesting session on the links between short-term … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, conferences, earthquakes, geohazards, teaching

AGU Dispatches: Convergence, the Caribbean and Cosmic Impacts (not)

AGU is all about pacing yourself. If you want to make it to the end of the week without your brain exploding from an overload of new science, you need to give it some down time. It was for this … Continue reading

Categories: conferences, earthquakes, geohazards, palaeomagic