Tag Archives: 01010

All the software a geoscientist needs. For free!

[Updated 05 December 2012: original version for reference here, including Basemap instructions for Ubuntu 11.10] All of my research for the past 3 years was done with free software. In this post I describe the free programs that I use … Continue reading

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Quick, multipart, annotated figures with ImageMagick

This is the first post so far that is much more 01010 than volcan.  As well as discussing volcanology, an aim of this blog is to share some of the computing methods involving free software that I use each day … Continue reading

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Eyjafjallajökull anniversary: what we have learned

A year ago today, the summit eruption of Eyjafjallajökull began, producing a large ash cloud that wreaked havoc with aviation.  Last week, at the European Geosciences Union conference, scientists presented the results of their studies into how it all happened.  … Continue reading

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Ash cloud closes UK airports: what are the chances?

Quite high, actually. And I’m not just talking from a geologist’s perspective, where the planets whizz around the sun, the continents glide across the surface of the Earth, and volcanoes pop off continuously, like bubbles in a simmering stew.  A … Continue reading

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