Tag Archives: glaciers

Antarctica field log: Ice in a multitude of forms

Sifting through more than 30 gigabytes of photos and videos from our trip to Antarctica is taking longer than we expected. (The start of the semester might have something to do with that too.) To tide you over until we … Continue reading

Categories: ice and glaciers, photos

Scenic Saturday: Minnesota, Land of Lakes

In Minnesota, two Saturdays ago, the weather was ridiculously warm, but the trees knew it was autumn and were well into their fall foliage fireworks. It was the perfect afternoon to enjoy a walk around one of Minnesota’s most famous … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geomorphology, photos, Pleistocene

Anne’s picks of the literature: river and floodplain sediments

These four papers all attempt to understand what controls the sediments that make up the streambed and floodplain and that get preserved in the geologic record. White et al. look at how riffle positions are governed by valley width variations, while Jerolmack and Brzinski find striking similarities in grain size transitions observed in rivers and dune fields. Hart et al. examine the relationship between glacial advances and downstream sediment deposition, while Sambrook Smith et al. investigate the sedimentological record of floods. Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geomorphology, paper reviews

Anne’s picks of the June literature: Humans as Agents of Hydrologic Change

How large reservoirs affect our measurements of global sea level rise…and how the world’s biggest river basins are going to respond to mid-century climate change Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, climate science, hydrology, paper reviews