Wednesday potpourri of the geoblogosphere
May 26, 2010
I’ve been quite busy and traveling a bit so I haven’t been keeping up with reading everything in the geoblogosphere. Here are just a few interesting posts out there from recent days:
- Through the Sandglass — 80 Miles of Sandberms?? Experts Express Doubts … — Michael Welland highlights a recent article discussing plan to create artificial barrier islands in front of Mississippi River delta to help protect delicate wetlands along coast. This is a problem of sediment budget — how much and from where would they get the sand to create these islands? And how long would such artificial islands last? Some think that a single storm could wipe them out.
- Highly Allochthonous — The Hydrogeology of Yellowstone: It’s All About the Cold Water — Anne Jefferson has a really nice post discussing a recent paper in Journal of Hydrology that deals with the role shallow and cold groundwater plays in the Yellowstone region.
- Dave’s Landslide Blog — David Petley continues his amazingly comprehensive reporting, blogging, and explaining of the Attabad landslide in Pakistan — this is an interesting geologic story that changes daily.
- Mountain Beltway — Callan Bentley has a nice diagram explaining difference between a fill terrace and a strath terrace.
- Wooster Geologists — Check out a series of recent posts chronicling their geologic and paleontologic field work in the southern United States.
- Sandbian — Remember the geology blog Antimonite? The author of that blog from a few years ago, a geology graduate student in Sweden, has started blogging again here. Check it out.