Category Archives: geomorphology

Scenic Saturday: seeing geology everywhere

One of the gifts of a geological education (or one of the curses, if you are one of our long-suffering friends) is that our habit of looking for patterns in the landscape – the evidence of past worlds preserved in … Continue reading

Categories: geology, geomorphology, photos

Scenic Saturday: a pilgrimage back to the grand granitic tors of Dartmoor

The high and rugged scenery of Dartmoor is as wild and untamed a landscape as you’re likely to find in the United Kingdom, and would seem to have more in common with the Scottish Highlands than the prim and proper … Continue reading

Categories: geomorphology, outcrops, Palaeozoic, photos, rocks & minerals

Bringing the stream to the people

With the help of four students and my daughter, we brought out the Emriver stream table and a groundwater model to teach hundreds of folks about urban hydrology, stormwater management, fluvial geomorphology, and groundwater pollution. Our booth was one of … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geomorphology, public science

Scenic Saturday: Upper Mississippi Islands

The last few weeks have seen me overwhelmingly busy with #sciwrite, #gradingjail, #proposalpurgatory, and #deathbydataanalysis, and it doesn’t look like I’ll come up for air for a little while longer. But to give the blog a little freshening, and help … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geomorphology, photos

Scenic Saturday: from desert to verdant grassland in 10 miles (and 1000 m)

Why large climatic contrasts occur over short distances on Hawaii – and why this is scientifically important. Continue reading

Categories: geomorphology, outcrops, photos, volcanoes