Geoblogosphere week in review (August 2-8, 2010)
Here are several posts from the geoscience blogosphere last week highlighting interesting writing/blogging:
- Dave Petley of Dave’s Landslide Blog started covering the Indus River flooding in Pakistan last week with this post discussing the inevitable southward progression of the flood wave and then continued fantastic coverage throughout the week (Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 5). The latest post from a couple days ago is here.
- Erik Klemetti of Eruptions is asking for some feedback about his coverage of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption this past spring — and, wow, as of this writing he had over 180 comments!
- Garry Hayes of Geotripper shares some photographs from a former student climbing El Capitan in Yosemite (which takes ten days). Wow!
- Mark Wilson of Wooster Geologists shares a quick story of how his presentation at a conference was interrupted by a fire alarm only a minute before the conclusion!
- Ole Nielsen of olelog briefly discusses a paper that came out in PNAS about using frogs to address plate tectonics.
- Chris Rowan of Highly Allocthonous shares his thoughts on the largely strike-slip movement related to a 4.8 earthquake that occurred in the Grand Teton Mountains of Wyoming this past week.
- Speaking of the Tetons, Julia of Stages of Succession highlights reports about Wyoming state officials considering (threatening?) selling a large chunk of Grand Teton National Park.
- A new geoscience blog on the scene by Katharine N. called Hydrofelicity has a nice summary of group of groundwater contaminants known as DNAPL (Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids). This is some good background for those wondering what contaminant hydrogeologists deal with.
- Ryan of The Martian Chronicles talks about his trip to Glacier National Park to observe and interpret some very old sedimentary rocks — and he ends the post with a doozy of a photo geopuzzle.
In the wake of the most recent Accretionary Wedge, which reflected on the role of geoscience blogs, there were a couple of follow-up posts of note:
- Chris Rowan of Highly Allocthonous continued the discussion of geoscience blogging within the context of the announcement and unveiling of a new science blogging collective called Scientopia. The comment thread is especially valuable in that it seems to have sparked an idea to create a group blog about geoscience as it relates to policy and society. We’ll see who steps up and takes the reins on that one.
- Ron Schott of Ron Schott’s Geology Home Companion organized the first ‘Current Issues in the Geoblogosphere’ online discussion via Skype this past weekend. Several bloggers participated and they covered a lot of different topics. Check out this fantastic bullet-list summary of the topics discussed and find a link to download and listen to the audio here.
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