Category Archives: geology

28 days of #sciwrite: Half way there?

As we check in with our heroes half way through their monthlong writing adventure, we ask them whether the half-way mark for the month means they are half-way through their writing goals. Anne says: Ha! Ha ha ha hahahahaha‚Ķ No, … Continue reading

Categories: geology

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

Highly Allochthonous’s 2013 adventures

With a few hours of the year to spare in our current time zone, here’s a quick look back at some of the places your Highly Allochthonous bloggers have found themselves in the last 12 months. We started the year … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, geology, photos

Bedload Sediment Transport videos FTW

Today in Fluvial Processes, I’ll be talking about sediment transport. It’s one of those subjects that can easily get bogged down in lots and lots of math, but I prefer to start out with getting students to watch and describe … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geology, geomorphology, teaching

Scenic Saturday: our stripy oceans, explained 50 years ago today!

A slightly different Scenic Saturday this weekend, as we celebrate an important milestone in geological science: a look at the South Pacific through a geophysical lens. The colours on this map show fluctuations in the Earth’s magnetic field produced by … Continue reading

Categories: geology, palaeomagic, tectonics