Category Archives: outcrops

Does Siccar Point need saving?

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Categories: environment, geology, outcrops, society

Scenic Saturday: Boulder rocks

I spent most of the last week in Boulder, Colorado at the CUAHSI Biennial Science Meeting, where I gorged myself on the latest and greatest in hydrologic science. I’m going to share more of that in the next few days, … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, outcrops

Hotspot volcanism on Hawaii: textbook vs reality

Just like an iceberg, the parts of the Hawaiian Islands that you see above the ocean surface are dwarfed in volume by the stuff below the waves. For a start, any volcano that forms in the middle of the Pacific … Continue reading

Categories: geology, outcrops, photos, tectonics, volcanoes

Scenic Saturday: 101 Geo-sites

Following the lead set by Callan Bentley, the list of “101 American Geo-sites you’ve gotta see” (as published in a new book by Albert Dickas) has been circulating the geoblogosphere. While it seems a bit exclusionary to our non-USian geo-colleagues, … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, outcrops, 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