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- Simulating radioactive decay
- All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again: an introduction to How the Earth Works
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- A Seismic Summary of 2017
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- On Simulating radioactive decay:
- Tor B: Hmmm, I refreshed the page and the ‘last parent standing’ changed, but then settled back to... Read
- Tor B: Nice graphics, but the last purple ‘atom’ is always fourth from the right on the top row. I... Read
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Category Archives: volcanoes
To those with even a little geological knowledge, the view that presents itself as you drive into Yellowstone National Park through the South Entrance may not be quite what you expect. The park encompasses the giant caldera of a hotspot-fuelled … Continue reading
Give yourselves a pat on the back: virtually everyone guessed correctly that my fortnight away was chiefly spent exploring Yellowstone National Park, bookended by some time in Grand Teton National Park just next door. The first photo I showed you … Continue reading
In a new paper, I show that, on basalts, flowpaths, hydographs, and landscapes coevolve over a million years or more.
In the crater of Erte Ale, we can see processes that take tens of miliions of years on a global scale happening in just a few hours.
While the deep, geothermal water of Yellowstone is sexy and merits both the tourist and scientific attention given to it, there’s a largely untold story in the shallow groundwater, where huge volumes of cold water may advect more heat than the hydrothermal features. A paper by Gardner et al. (2010) begins to shed light on this side of the story.