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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 Sandglass80 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 AllochthonousThe 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.
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  1. annejefferson permalink
    May 26, 2010 7:13 am

    Nice list and thanks for the shout-out. Those posts would certainly make my short-list of good stuff from the past few weeks. To that list, I’d add Daniel Collins’ take on his recently published paper on the effects of plants on landscape evolution: http://sciblogs.co.nz/crikey-creek/2010/05/24/csi-silurian-the-biological-roots-of-landforms/

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