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January 25, 2015

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4:39 PM | 2015 SkS Weekly Digest #4
SkS Highlights John Abraham's The oceans are warming so fast, they keep breaking scientists' charts garnered the most comments of the articles posted during the past week. Receiving the second highest number of comments was The Most Terrifying Papers I Read Last Year by Kaitlin Alexander of the ClimateSight blog. Toon of the Week   H/t to I Heart Climate Scientists. Quote of the Week No challenge — no […]
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8:05 AM | East Coast Blizzard Brewing?
  There are increasing signs this early Sunday morning that the winter of 2015 is about to go into high gear. A major nor’easter is likely to develop Monday and move NE to off the New England coast by Tuesday evening. A word of warning here- there is still a lot of uncertainty in the strength and track of this low and that will play a big role in how …
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6:22 AM | How does 30,000 feet of drillpipe fit into one ship?
The JOIDES resolution is designed to perform deep sea drilling: even in water depths of 9000 meters (27,000 ft), the JR can drill 1000 meters (3000 ft) into the bottom of the sea. read more
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4:22 AM | The Sierra Beyond Yosemite: Donnell Vista and Sonora Pass
It's gloomy and foggy, and I haven't seen the sun for days. It's a few more weeks before field season (Death Valley!), but I can't help exploring the sunnier places from warmer times. I'm looking back at the pics from our fall semester where we explored a lot of places in the Sierra Nevada that aren't Yosemite.That's the thing. Say "Sierra Nevada", and a lot of people will immediately think of the beautiful valley of the Ah-wah-nee, John Muir's favorite place on the planet, and in many ways […]
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12:06 AM | Geo 1095: January 24, Day 754: Pools and Riffles
This is a typical stream morphology for mid-sized to small streams with a moderate to low gradient: relatively slow-moving pools separated by small "steps" of riffles. I've always assumed the riffles help keep dissolved oxygen levels close to a maximum, but during summer months, the main variable controlling that is water temperature, not aeration.Photo unmodified. August 30, 2012. FlashEarth Location (completely guessing on this one, but along correct drainage).

January 24, 2015

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9:43 PM | Geo 1095: January 23, Day 753: Rock Fall
A week to two weeks ago, when I was discussing the large waterfall upstream from this spot, I emphasized the importance of the sedimentary beds between flows of Columbia River Basalt. Those beds weather and erode out faster than the basalt, undercutting it. This leaves suspended slabs of rock hanging, unsupported from below. From time to time, large blocks break off, which helps to maintain a vertical drop- that can be seen particularly well in this post. The same process works along the cliffs […]
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8:05 PM | Choosing The Best Vehicles 2014
Choosing the vehicle is kind of the confusing thing. It is reasonable because the kind of the vehicle has different specification that will influence the taste in the road. In this case, the people should consider the specification of the vehicle, before they choose their favorite one. In the both motorcycle and car, the people should be selective before choosing it. Here, the writer will mention the common aspects that will influence the result of best vehicle 2014.Considering The […]
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6:39 PM | “the Monckton et. al paper is complete trash”
Or so says Gavin in How Climate Change Denial Still Gets Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals via Retraction Watch. Dountless Monkers will welcome yet another chance to bluster and threaten to sue1. The paper has been “harshly criticized by physicists” (who knew ATTP was plural, eh?) and “climate scientists” though to be fair ATTP only really…
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5:54 PM | Deer Demographic Shifts
Our views of wild animals ranges widely. I will simply say that I was surprised when I saw this in an urban neighborhood.  The attraction to urban living for these two is evident. My understanding of deer biology is not deep enough to reach any conclusions as to feeding, but I will say my own personal values put my vegetable garden well above my tolerance for deer. My own anecdotal take is that the deer population in Bellingham has been increasing […]
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3:00 PM | Melting Glaciers Pose a Carbon Menace
Melting glaciers pose another threat beyond sea level rise. They will dump massive amounts of organic carbon into the world's oceans, altering ecosystems.
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12:10 PM | 2015 SkS Weekly News Roundup #4B
AfDB Climate Change Committee shares outcomes of COP20 and looks ahead to Paris climate talks An Arctic ice cap’s shockingly rapid slide into the sea Climate change moves the Doomsday Clock Cold nights are decreasing across the U.S. How a group of conspiracy theorists could derail the debate over climate policy How far Obama’s message on climate change has come India’s Modi calls for “paradigm shift” on climate Leaders in Davos urge quick aAction to alter the […]
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7:27 AM | Colorful JR
Colors are found everywhere on the JR. In the upper left you see the fade green gleaming of the AES (atomic emission spectrometer). In this device, material from the core is heated up to several thousand degrees to form a plasma. This plasma emits colored light that's analysed automatically to determine the kind and amount of different elements in the core material. read more
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7:11 AM | Mobil terbaru 2015
http://mobilterbaru2015.comCategory: Mobil AudiQ3, Mobil Audi Terbaru Suguhkan Mobil Berotot Yang Keren Saat MelajuCategory: Mobil BMWMobil Bmw Terbaru Series M Tampilkan Spesifikasi Mewah Dengan Harga WahZ4, Mobil Bmw Sport Tawarkan Harga Yang Bikin Jantung Ikutan SportCategory: Mobil CheryMobil Chery QQ: Mobil Idaman KeluargaCategory: Mobil ChevroletMobil Chevrolet Spin: Sisi Positif dan NegatifMobil Chevrolet: Pilihan Tepat BerkendaraCategory: Mobil DaihatsuDaihatsu […]
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12:19 AM | Addressing some common questions about Comet Lovejoy
Lowell Observatory's Matthew Knight addresses several points of confusion that have repeatedly come up in the coverage of Comet Lovejoy.

January 23, 2015

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11:01 PM | Rumah minimalis mewah
http://rumahminimalismewah.comCategory: Denah RumahDenah Rumah Minimalis Type 36 yang NyamanKonsep Terpenting Penyusunan Denah Rumah Type 36 terbaruPetunjuk Singkat Mudah Merancang Denah Rumah Minimalis 1 LantaiPosisi-Posisi Terbaik Masing-Masing Kamar Pada Denah Rumah 3 KamarCategory: Desain RumahBeberapa Modifikasi Konsep Pada Desain Rumah Joglo ModernMemberikan Sentuhan Artistik Pada Desain Rumah 2 LantaiCategory: Eksterior rumahLepaskan Penat di Taman Rumah MinimalisModel Teras Depan Rumah […]
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10:38 PM | Friday Rocks
Ok, it’s time to push the big blue bear down the page. Programming note: We here at VatulBlog World HQ are still lying on the floor in the fetal position reeling from the decision made by the Green Bay Packers not to play the last five minutes of the NFC Championship against the Seattle Seahawks. […]
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10:38 PM | Friday Rocks
Ok, it’s time to push the big blue bear down the page. Programming note: We here at VatulBlog World HQ are still lying on the floor in the fetal position reeling from the decision made by the Green Bay Packers not to play the last five minutes of the NFC Championship against the Seattle Seahawks. […]
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9:14 PM | Bárðarbunga volcano update for 23-January-2015
Current activity in Bárðarbunga volcano remains the same. The eruption in Holuhraun continues, at bit slower rate now than it was some ten days ago according to latest news. This is not surprising, since last eruption in Bárðarbunga … Continue reading →
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7:00 PM | Boston’s Got Gas as Methane Seeps from City
In Boston, methane emissions from aging pipes and other sources may be more than double official state estimates for the city, according to a Harvard University study.
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6:48 PM | Unleash the Geologic Imagination
smudge/FOP is honored to be one of the presenters at the upcoming Sonic Acts Festival in Amsterdam.  The theme of the 2015 festival is “The Geologic Imagination”: Inspired by geosciences, this edition of the Sonic Acts Festival zooms in on planet Earth through the theme The Geologic Imagination. Human activity has irreversibly changed the composition of the atmosphere, the oceans, […]
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6:07 PM | Fossil Friday – pocket gopher skull
While the Pleistocene deposits from Diamond Valley Lake have lots of big impressive animals, small animals are actually much more numerous. The most common mammal in “The Valley of the Mastodons” is the pocket gopher! While most of our pocket … Continue reading →
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5:25 PM | What Gives Chrysina Beetles their Metallic Appearance?
This morning, I stumbled across this fantastic photograph from Thomas Shahan (@ThomasShahan) that was produced for the Oregon Department of Agriculture.  It shows the same Chrysina sp. beetle illuminated under different lighting conditions. […]
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5:17 PM | World's Oldest Fire Has Been Burning for 5,500 Years
An underground fire in Australia has been burning continuously since before the Bronze Age. Continue reading →
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5:14 PM | Erdrutsch in Dagestan (Video)
Gestern wurde ein Video von einem Erdrutsch in Dagestan bei Youtube hochgeladen. Es zeigt einen Erdrutsch, möglicherweise in der Form eines Erdschlipfes, auch wenn hier die Vegetation den abrutschenden Block nicht zusammenhalten kann und das ganze sich mehr zu einem kapitalen Erdrutsch entwickelt. Man kann den Vorgang in den ersten Sequenzen des Videos recht gut erkennen. Dave Petley auf dem Landslide Blog bezeichnet den Rutsch als "Earthflow". Man sieht auch, wie sich die Rutschung erst […]
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3:42 PM | Captivating Conversations with the Caption: Part II, by JR Caption Terry Skinner
How does the evacuation process work when dealing with a dangerous scenario? read more
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12:35 PM | Friday fold: Rainy Cove, Nova Scotia
Elizabeth Kosters contributed this week’s Friday fold: It’s from Rainy Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada. Click through to read Elizabeth’s post on the site. Happy Friday!
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12:00 PM | A first-timer’s guide to the 2015 General Assembly
Will this be your first time at an EGU General Assembly? With 12,000 participants in a massive venue, the conference can be a confusing and, at times, overwhelming place. To help you find your way, we have compiled an introductory handbook filled with history, presentation pointers, travel tips and a few facts about Vienna and its surroundings. Download your copy of the EGU General Assembly guide here!  
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9:59 AM | You must watch this! An amazing new landslide video from Dagestan
A new video appeared on Youtube yesterday showing a quite remarkable landslide in Dagestan
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9:00 AM | Images of Guatemala (9) – Conflict and Disasters
Until 1996, Guatemala was in the midst of a brutal Civil War. This sculpture in the Presidential Palace of Guatemala City is a reminder of that troubled past and symbolic of a hopeful peaceful future. In the same way that conflict/disasters can hamper and set-back development efforts, conflict can also set-back disaster risk reduction and management. Even once finished, past conflicts can erode trust between different groups. High levels of trust are a crucial factor in both […]
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7:07 AM | Sideshow Apatosaurus sans background
I made these for my own use in talks, and then thought, why be selfish? Like everything else on this blog, these images are now released to the world under the CC-BY license. Have fun with them. You can read my review of the Sideshow Apatosaurus here; the TL;DR is that it’s awesome. And if […]
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