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Stream restoration 101 in video form

This video is a pretty good primer on the ideas and some of the techniques of stream restoration, as illustrated by a project in the South Branch of the Raritan River in New Jersey. Stream Restoration Project from Tightline Productions on Vimeo.

Brandon Blue to defend his MS project on July 23rd

Brandon S. Blue will defend his M.S. in Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 at 10:30 am in McEniry 329. His presentation is open to the public. Brandon’s project is Seasonal Urban Stream Temperature Response to Storm Events Within the Piedmont of North Carolina. He is …

What do you use Twitter for?

Share “ Off to tell 1st year faculty about benefits/perils of social media. Anyone want to share why you use Twitter? @highlyanne with your reply. Anne Jefferson Wed, Mar 14 2012 13:45:09 ReplyRetweet And here’s the answers I got. Share “ @highlyanne networking & following progress/ideas/field trips with global geotweeps …

The blog's 2010 in review

WordPress just emailed me this handy review of blog stats for last year. According to them, these are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010. Given that the point of this blog is to (1) keep prospective students and other people interested in my research and …

Fabulous flooded fan in Iran

The latest Where on Google Earth image featured a gorgeous alluvial fan in the Zagros mountains of Iran. The Google Earth imagery does not show this fan in flood, but an ASTER image from a few years ago does. Image credit to: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team Link to …

Outlining alluvial fans by irrigated fields

Inspired by Brian’s theme for the month, this basin and range landscape in central Idaho caught my eye. I love the way the center-pivot irrigation boundaries outline the edges of the alluvial fans.  Closer examination reveals even more juxtaposition, as a river cuts through the middle of the valley, further …