Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) is pleased to announce the Winter 2009 series of review courses for the ASBOG geology licensing exam taught by REG REVIEW, Inc. AEG and REG REVIEW, Inc. have partnered to provide these courses since 1992. In the Winter of 2009, review courses will be offered in Portland, OR - for the Pacific Northwest region, Orlando, FL and Charlotte, NC - for the Southeast region, Baltimore (BWI), MD - for the Central East Coastal region, Manchester, NH for the Northeast region, Indianapolis, IN - for the North Central region, Kansas City, MO - for the Central Midwest region, Dallas, TX for the South Central region, Denver, CO - for the Central Western region, as well as Northern and Southern California locations in Sacramento and Santa Ana.
Course dates and locations are as follows:
Central US Courses - Winter, 2009
2009NCUS-1 - Indianapolis, IN, January 8, 2009, 8am to 4pm
West Coast Courses - Winter, 2009
2009PNW-1 - Portland, OR, January 16, 2009, 8am to 4pm
Eastern US Courses - Winter, 2009
2009SEUS-1 - Orlando, FL, January 23, 2009, 8am to 4pm
2009NEUS-1 - Manchester, NH, January 31, 2009, 8am to 4pm
We are also teaching a course for the Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources
California Courses are $515 for AEG members, $530 for nonmembers.
REG Review, Inc. has been teaching these courses in California since 1985. In March 2000, we began to direct our teaching towards the ASBOG geology licensing exam. The pass rate for students in classes since then has ranged from 85 to 99%. The courses are taught by Patti Sutch, California PG 3949, CEG1641, and CHG 25, and Lisa Dirth, California PG 3951, CEG 1240, and North Carolina RG by ASBOG exam.
Current information on study manuals, flash cards, and courses, including specific locations, may be found online on REG REVIEW, Inc's website at http://regreview.com To contact REG REVIEW Inc.: e-mail - email@example.com, mailing address - 178 Bowles Rd, Newbury, NH 03255 , telephone - East Coast call Lisa Dirth at603-763-3272, (fax)603-763-3341. West Coast (evenings) Patti Sutch at 916-456-4870.
Please pass this information on to any geologist that you know is taking the state licensure examinations. Thanks.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Dear AEG Members, Professional Colleagues, Students, and Friends:
The Arizona Section of AEG is very pleased to announce our First Annual Holiday Party, which will be held on Thursday, December 18th. You are all invited to attend at the Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa. Registration will begin at 5:30 PM and we will be allowed after-hours access to view the museum's exhibits until 7 PM, at which time the dinner buffet will commence. Dinner will be catered by La Parrilla Suiza, and the menu will consist of mini beef chimichangas, mini chicken flautas, cheese enchiladas, beef tacos, and rice, beans, chips and salsa.
Complimentary beverages will also be served during the reception period from 5:30 to 7. Please refer to the attached flyer for more details.
We are pleased to announce that the meeting will be sponsored by HDR, Basin & Range Hydrogeologists, and EnviroDrill in order to cover some of the costs.
Please bring your loved ones and friends. The meeting dues are as follows:
$50 Max for Families
We will not be featuring a speaker and presentation since this will be more of a social/networking event. However, we will be hosting a silent auction, which currently includes mineral specimens, maps, and books. We are trying to arrange for sports paraphernalia, as well, to incite interest from our non-geologist guests. We will announce the winners after dinner.
As you can imagine, with an event like this, it will be important to provide an accurate head count to the caterer. Please RSVP to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, December 16th. I hope to see all of you there!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Environmental & Engineering Geoscience (E&EG), a quarterly journal copublished by the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists and the Geological Society of America, is seeking new manuscripts. E&EG publishes peer-reviewed contributions, based on original work, in the broadly defined areas of environmental and engineering geosciences (including geomorphology, hydrogeology, low-temperature geochemistry,neotectonics, and other earth surface processes). Both theoretical and empirical contributions related to these areas are welcome, although preference will be given to papers of an applied nature. Specifically, E&EG encourages the submission of the following kinds of papers.
- Results of original research in the environmental and engineering geosciences.
- Case histories describing the solution of new or unusually difficult problems in the applied geosciences.
- Review papers that summarize the state of the science or professional practice in a branch of the applied geosciences, including contributions describing relevant aspects of local or regional geology or the history of environmental and engineering geosciences.
- Short technical notes (six published pages or less) describing new techniques, novel case histories or other topics in the environmental and engineering geosciences.
- Brief critical discussions of papers and technical notes published in E&EG.
All manuscript submissions are now electronic via AllenTrack. Authors should visit the AEG website at www.aegweb.org and click on Publications under the Professionals tab for details on submission, and for a link to AllenTrack.
For more information, contact Co-Editor Abdul Shakoor, email@example.com , (330) 672-2968, or Co-Editor Ira Sasowsky, firstname.lastname@example.org, (330) 972-5389.
You can also submit short technical articles to AEG NEWS for possible publication. Email your article to Allen Shaw at email@example.com.
We at AEG wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
What is your relationship to science fiction? Do you read it? Watch it? What/who do you like and why?
I’m a huge fan of reading books that I’d describe as speculative fiction – this includes science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternative history and a number of other genres. As for watching, I have limited time for TV and movies these days, so I don’t watch and sci-fi series but I do find time for the occasional sci-fi movie thanks to net flix.
I read primarily for entertainment and escape, though I certainly enjoy some ‘meat’ to the books I read. It’s hard for me to pin down exactly why I enjoy SFF specifically – I imagine that a large reason why that I deal with the ‘real world’ all the time, so I want something different, something more, when I read. I also think that SFF allows a lot more flexibility in an author than ‘normal’ fiction and seeing what authors do with that flexibility is quite rewarding.
What do you see as science fiction's role in promoting science, if any? Can it do more than make people excited about science? Can it harm the cause of science?
This depends a lot on how science fiction is defined – and that is a long debate that I don’t care to go into and that I don’t feel overly qualified to if I did (you can start here if you want). However, the answer to the first question is that science fiction has both no role in promoting science and that it often serves as a de facto introduction to science for the general public. For writers, I think it’s very rare for promoting science to even be considered when wrting sci-fi. They have their own reasons. But for much of the public the focus is often on the science part of the description rather than the fiction part – and the fiction really dominates in science fiction.
In the case of science fiction movies and TV, I think that harm often results. Most of the general public wouldn’t consider the various CSI shows as science fiction, but that’s exactly what they are. One consequence is that people serving on juries often expect more than is actually possible from prosecutors and have little understanding of important details and caveats of scientific evidence – so, our legal system is suffering due to missunderstandings that often originate from TV shows.
Have you used science fiction as a starting point to talk about science? Is it easier to talk about people doing it right or getting it wrong?
Simply put – no. I think that there are much easier and more applicable ways to introduce science than from science fiction. In an ideal world I think that it should be the other way around – science should be the introduction for science fiction.
Are there any specific science or science fiction blogs you would recommend to interested readers or writers?
I follow dozens of blogs that I don’t really have time to share here, however, I will point to a discussion on science and science fiction that was done as part of SF Signal’s Mind Meld a few months ago – it’s a very good read and much of the discussion is applicable to this one (actually these other mind melds apply as well).
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
What are a PE’s obligations when one owner backs out of a project and a potential new owner wants to step in??? Every business wants to grow and succeed, but can participation in networking and referral organizations create an ethical dilemma??? A professional engineer’s review of a contractor’s construction work raises questions about conflict of interest …
Luncheon Seminar 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 4th – The Manning House, 450 W. Paseo Redondo, Tucson
Or Friday, December 5th – The University Club, 39 East Monte Vista, Phoenix
The Arizona Society of Professional Engineers and ACEC of Arizona invite all public and private professionalengineers, architects, landscape architects, land surveyors, and geologists to address real life ethical principles. Discover the views and perspectives of engineering ethics experts.
Leader: Arthur Edward Schwartz, CAE
Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel,
National Society of Professional Engineers
In addition to leading the NSPE staff and supporting the NSPE Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Mr. Schwartz’s responsibilities include serving as staff director to the NSPE Board of Ethical Review, Licensure & Qualifications for Practice Committee, as well as the NSPE/PEPP Professional Liability Committee and Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee.
Mr. Schwartz writes an ethics column and a legal column in NSPE’s monthly publication PE, as well as a columnon ethics for Structural Engineer magazine. He has written extensively for various professional journals on matters involving the practice of engineering and has participated as a guest lecturer at many colleges and universities, federal and state agencies, and several national professional association meetings. He has recently launched a web-based teleseminar series on engineering ethics, professionalism, and the law. This is your opportunity to fulfill the ethics requirement mandated by many states for registration. Two Professional Development Hours will be awarded for this luncheon seminar.
Register by Monday, November 24th on line at www.acecaz.org
or complete and return registration form to:
Arizona Society of Professional Engineers, 1309 Echo Lane, Phoenix 85020
or Fax to 602/995-2218.
Questions, call 602/995-2187
ASSOCIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL & ENGINEERING GEOLOGISTS (AEG)
Annual Board of Directors Meeting Summary
The Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) officers convene meetings biannually to review the status and conduct the business of our organization. On September 20-21, 2008, the Board of Directors (BOD) Annual Board Meeting was in session in New Orleans, Louisiana, location of the 2008 Annual Meeting. Detailed meeting minutes were prepared and will be available for approval at the next Mid-Year Board Meeting, which will take place in Seattle, Washington in April 2009. The following summary was prepared to assist our Directors in highlighting major issues and topic areas for communication to the general membership.
AEG has twenty-five (25) sections. Twenty (20) Section Chairpersons or their proxies were present along with the Executive Council (EC): President Molinari, Vice President/President-Elect Kreuger, Treasurer Hilton, Secretary Bauer, and Past-President Kuper. Chief Operating Officer Roland was also present, as were Governance Committee Co-Chairs Prince and Andrews, Finance Committee member Beiber and other invited guests. Sections absent were Kansas City-Omaha, Montreal-Canada, New York-Philadelphia, Ohio River Valley, and Southeastern.
- Mark Molinari gave the Presidents Report and indicated the talks he will be presenting to the sections are Practical Applications of Airborne LiDAR Data for Environmental and Engineering Geology Projects and The 2003 Washington SR-20 Rock Avalanche – A Case Study from Emergency Response through Characterization, Design, and Construction
- Treasurer Hilton informed the board that AEG has contracted a new CPA, Anton Collins-Mitchell (ACM), who will be auditing the 2007-2008 financials during October. The audit report will be presented to the Board at the 2009 Mid-year Board Meeting.
- Vice President Kreuger updated the Board on AEG’s investments, indicating that we have $272,349 toward the Board directed goal of $350,000 to be set aside as a reserve. The Board is in support of the EC staying the course regarding investments.
- Headquarters is actively working to correct the $10,000 that our books logged as income from the 2006 Boston Annual Meeting, but did not show up in our account. The bank charged members’ credit cards for the meeting, but never deposited the money in AEG’s account.
- The Board voted to change the current Fiscal Year term from July 1 - June 30 to the calendar year. This change allows for the annual CPA report to be prepared ahead of the spring BOD meeting for approval by the BOD. This also makes it easier to budget for membership dues, which are based on a calendar year cycle, and get the CPA review shortly after the Annual Meeting.
- Since the mid-year 2008 Board meeting, AEG reviewed changing the Incorporation status from California to Colorado. COO Roland had discussions with AEG’s attorney and CPA, both of whom recommended remaining incorporated in California, and the Board voted in favor of this.
- Past President Kuper reported on the AGI Congressional Visit Days in which she and COO Becky Roland participated.
- Future Annual Meetings are progressing well with 2009 in South Lake Tahoe, 2010 in Charleston, 2011 in Anchorage, 2012 in Salt Lake City, and 2013 approved at this meeting to be in Seattle, WA.
- Julie Keaton, who has served as AEG’s Annual Meeting Manager since 1997 is retiring in December 2008 but will continue to provide support planning the Shlemon Specialty Conferences. AEG has contracted Colorado Event Organizers (CEO) to assist with Annual Meeting Planning in the future starting with the 2009 meeting. CEO representative, Heather Lopez, shadowed Julie during the 2008 Annual Meeting, and these expenses will be covered by the discretionary funds presented to the Board at the 2008 mid-year meeting. In addition, responsibility for associated AEG functions (e.g. Corporate Luncheon, banquet, awards) will be handled by Phoenix AMC who will work with CEO to coordinate these with the meeting planning.
- AEG Foundation President Hempen gave a report and promoted the member benefits of the Foundation to the Board. He emphasized that Sections are the primary donors and beneficiaries for the Foundation. Please visit www.aegfoundation.org for more information on the different funds and scholarships, and how to donate.
- Doug Boyer gave the Communications Committee report requesting that Section Chairs encourage submittals to the E&EG Journal. He also requested that Sections solicit advertisers for the AEG NEWS in order to help offset the cost for the recently added color photos. Additionally, AEG is working with AIPG to develop a joint issue of AEG NEWS focusing on students, which will come out in the Spring of 2009.
- AEG members can become members of IAEG for $17 or $50 if they wish to receive The Bulletin.
- The Strategic Planning Committee, chaired by Paul Hale, intends to focus on updating the website, continuing the Visiting Professionals Program through the Student and Young Professionals Support Committee, and surveying the membership again to guide the SP workshop for the 2009 Mid-year Board Meeting.
- All present Section Chairs answered two questions: What’s working for your section? What challenges are you (the Section) facing that Headquarters could assist you with? Section reports will be available on the website.
- The Advocacy Committee led a workshop on Licensure. Four break-out groups came up with several ways that AEG can be more proactive in promoting and supporting Sections regarding licensure and associated legislation. An ad-hoc committee will be established to compile pertinent information on licensing and implement the recommendations of the workshop.
- The Board approved the San Joaquin Chapter of the Sacramento Section and four new student chapters: University of Missouri – Kansas City, Fresno State, Cal Poly Pomona, and California State Univ. - Chico. Two more are pending formal application.
- The Board supported AEG looking into co-hosting the International Landslide Symposium in 2012 with the Canadian Geotechnical Society in Banff and co-hosting a Geohazards Conference in Central America with GSA.
- The Joint Task Force on Areas of Practice (JTFAP) draft document has been prepared. The Task Force includes members from AEG, ASCE-GeoInstitute, and AIPG and the document is under review by each organization’s Board members. After Board review, the Task Force will review the comments and prepare a revised draft for general membership review from each organization.
- In the upcoming year, the Governance Committee, co-chaired by Andrea Prince and Dale Andrews, will take a look at the governance structure of the organization again, and will revisit the issue of Board size as it relates to efficiency. The GC will work with Headquarters to inform incoming Board members about the Director’s Handbook.
- Planning for the 2009 Shelmon Specialty Conference to be in the Midwest on the New Madrid Fault system is going well. The Board is in support of a second Shlemon Specialty Conference on Ground Rupture Regulation in California in February 2009. A formal approval will be voted on after a budget is presented to the Board via email in October.
- The next Board meeting will be April 18-19, 2009 in Seattle, WA.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Nominate yourself, or someone you know to be featured in the Member Profile column in the AEG NEWS.
The NEWS is looking for members with unique and interesting hobbies outside the field of Geology. Past profiles have included a competitive surfer, professional magician, stone sculptor, competitive figure skater, singer/songwriter... you get the idea. The hobby should be something that the member is passionate about and devotes time to.
Send your ideas to AEG NEWS Managing Editor Andrea Ptak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before I moved up to Flagstaff I was a member of the Coyotes Curling Club, but it's not a hobby and could keep up after the move. But I'm sure people are still up to interesting things.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Here is another story of interest that I saw on Arizona Geology:
The dancing dinosaurs of Arizona have struck a chord with the news media not only in Arizona, but also nationally and internationally. There's a web site for science journalists that analyzes selected science stories of the day as a peer review service - Knight Science Journalism Tracker.
They review the press release and subsequent press coverage for the dino story and offer links to a number of sources that handled the story in different ways. It ranges from humorous to scholarly to skeptical.
Fascinating to get an somewhat deeper look at how science is reported, using a local story.
- Rebuild infrastructure, including bridges and trails
- Install early warning system
- Update emergency response plan
- Provide emergency assistance to Tribe members who lost their jobs as a result of the flood
- Prepare tourism materials to revive their economy
I would like to request your special attention to the new journal;
"Geomechanics and Engineering (GAE),"
An International Journal of Computational and Theoretical Geomechanics, Foundations, Tunneling, Site Characterization, and Soil-Structure Interactions. The journal will provide an excellent publication channel for the global research community in geomechanics and its applications.
The editorial body of the new journal will be constituted with two Editors-in-Chief (Professors. Poul V. Lade (Columbia U, USA) and Jong-ho Shin (Konkuk U, Korea), and 40 editorial board members. I myself will serve as a managing editor for the journal who will handle mostly administrative matters.
The journal will be published quarterly in the first year by Techno-Press, which is one of the successful international journal publishing houses outside USA and Europe. The inaugural issue of the GAE is expected to be published in January 2009. For more information, please visit;
Considering your global reputation in the field of Geomechanics and Engineering, I have the pleasure to invite you to contribute a paper to the new journal. We will make every effort to expedite the review process for the invited papers for possible inclusion in the first few issue of the journal. For "Instructions to Prepare Manuscrpt", you are referred to the flyer whch is attached to this e-mail.
We will also greatly appreciate if you can recommend the journal to your library for possible subscription. The journal is priced as low as possible and no other journals of similar quality can match. You may also personally subscribe to the journal at the personal subscription rate (http://technopress.kaist.ac.kr/samplejournal/gae/gae05.jsp).
Looking forward to your enjoyable association with the new journal in the future, I remain,
Geomechanics and Engineering, An Int’ Journal
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
The Arizona Section of AEG is pleased to announce that our next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Pizzeria Uno in Tempe. The hosted social hour begins at 6 PM and is sponsored by Boart Longyear. Dinner is usually served around 7 PM and the talk will begin shortly after dinner. The presentation topic is: "Field Applications of Mobile GIS," presented by Will Horton, GIS Specialist in HDR's Phoenix office. Please see below for the abstract and bio and I have also attached a meeting flyer with all of the pertinent information. Hope to see you all there!
Please RSVP, Heather Hespeler, by e-mail by Monday, October 27th.
By the way, our final meeting this year will be a special holiday meeting on Thursday, December 11th at the Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa. Your meeting dues will allow you access to the museum and we will have a very nice catered dinner. We are encouraging everybody to bring their spouses and children as we are hoping to make this a family event. More information will follow. Mark your calendars!
Heather A. Hespeler, R.G.
Senior Engineering Geologist
Ninyo & Moore
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Please note that the early bird registration deadline for the International Conference on Rock Joints and Jointed Rock masses to be held in Tucson, Arizona, USA is October 31st, 2008. Please visit the conference website given below to obtain details about the conference, short courses, sight-seeing trips and the field trip scheduled for the duration January 4-10, 2009.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
In order to read and comment on the draft, please go to http://www.earthscienceliteracy.org/ before October 31st, 2008. We will then incorporate community comments, add graphics, and release a revised draft by early December. The final document will be printed toward the end ofJanuary.
This document complements the efforts of the Ocean, Climate and Atmospheric science communities in defining the big ideas and supporting concepts essential for an earth system literate public. The Earth Sciences draft was developed through an NSF-supported, 350-participant online workshop held in May, 2008 and a 35-participant, in-person writing workshop held in July, 2008. These workshops brought together scientists from a broad representation of the geosciences, including mineralogists, petrologists, resource explorationists, sedimentologists and stratigraphers, paleontologists, tectonicists, geophysicists, geomorphologists, low-temperature geochemists and biogeochemists, continental dynamicists, volcanologists, geohazard specialists, and members of the freshwater hydrologic science community.
This is a critical time for our science - the geosciences can play a critical role in helping society meet the challenges of natural hazards and human impacts on the environment. Please help us make this document the best it can be!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Focusing Arizona’s Water Research: A One-Day Workshop
October 29, 2008 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fiesta Resort, 2100 S. Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ
Jointly sponsored by AZ Water Association (AWPCA) and the Arizona Water Institute
9:00 AM Welcome and Explanation of Workshop Activities
9:10 AM Research Highlights from current Arizona work:
• Soil Aquifer Treatment: The State of the Art
• Update on Detection and Treatment of Emerging Contaminants
• Climate Change Implications for Water Management
• Desalination News, including RO, VESP
• Perspectives on Infrastructure Security
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Arizona’s Got Talent: an Advocacy Contest for Water Nerds Advocates for Top 10 Contenders for
Collaborative Research Projects vie for votes!
12:15 PM Attendee Voting for Top 4 Projects
12:30 – 1:30 PM Catered lunch; “Arizona’s Opportunities for Participating in Global Water and Sanitation Solutions”
AZ Water Association Research Contributions Award Presentation
1:30 – 2:30 PM Little-Known Secrets of Successful Grant Writing and Funding
A panel of funding organizations and successful grant writers share their innermost secrets to success!
2:30 – 4:00 Four facilitated breakout groups brainstorm ideas for proposals built around the Top 4 Projects from morning
session, focusing on intended funding sources and responsibilities for next steps
4:00 – 5:00 Plenary discussion of project ideas and next steps
5:00 – 6:30 Adjourn to local watering hole
Fee: Registration Fee is $65 (continental breakfast and lunch included)
Registration: Online Registration Available at http://www.awpca.org/default.aspx (VISA and MasterCard accepted)
Mail in or Fax Registration to:
AZ Water Association (AWPCA)
1042 Willow Creek Rd., A101-510
Prescott, AZ 86301 FAX: 928-717-9910
Questions: Contact Debbie Muse, AZ Water Association, at 928-717-9905 or toll free 888-559-8844.
Payment: Check and Payment of $________________enclosed (payable to AWPCA).
Credit Card: Card Number____________________________________________Exp.Date_____________
Card Holder Name:____________________________________________________________
Registration Deadline: October 24, 2008 Register Early, Seating is Limited!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
• Establishment of a program within the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund dam rehabilitation and repairs.
• Enactment of a public fund to award grants for assistance to repair unsafe dams that are publicly-owned (state and local dams).
• Authorization of appropriation levels that will help rehabilitate publicly owned non-federal deficient dams.
- About Geology by Andrew Alden - diverse geoscientific news and information
- Earth Learning Idea - every week a new geodidactic idea
- The Accretionary Wedge - Blog collecting the results of geoblog carnivals
- EffJot by Florian Jenn (partly in German)
- geoberg.de-Blog by Lutz Geißler - News and more about geosciences, especially economic geology (in German)
- Geological Musing in the Taconic Mountains by John van Hoesen - diverse topics from field works to history of geology
- Geology Happens - experiences and results of the authors field work
- Geology News by Dave Schumaker - geoscientific news
- Geology News by Hobart King - geoscientific news
- Geotripper - geology of the Western USA
- goodSchist - posts from geology to astronomy (inclusive the “podClast”)
- Gunnars Geo-Blog - links to geoscientific papers and news (in German)
- The Limonit Blog - diverse geoscientific topics
- The Lost Geologist - geological life and research of a German geology student
- Lounge of the Lab Lemming - Blog of a geochemist and field geologist
- The Musings of a Life-Long Scholar - Blog of a long-life geostudent
- NOVA Geoblog by Callan Bentley - diverse geoscientific topics, especially about education
- Olelog by Ole Nielson from Denmark - from tectonics to volcanism, climate change, mineralogy and more
- Ron Schott’s Geology Home Companion Blog by Ron Schott - Blog about GigaPan (among other topics)
- Terra incognita - diverse geo-topics (in Swedish)
- James’ Empty Blog by James Annan - Blog about climate research, prediction and policy
- Real Climate - Blog about climate science from climate scientists
Geo-Hazards / Geoengineering
- Dave’s Landslide Blog by David Petley - landslide news and research
- Geomorphic Hazards by Dawn and Dave Nicholson - news and links about geo-hazards
- GeoPrac.net - Blog about geoengineering and related topics
- Strike Slip - news about extreme geo-cataclysms
- The Great Southern California ShakeOut - official blog of the Shake Out “event”
Geo-Information (GIS etc.)
- The Geo Factor by Ron Exler - Blog about GIS, GPS etc.
- Geologic Froth - blog about geoscientific data-processing with focus on GPS and GIS
- MiGeo - Blog from Peru about web-based geoscientific applications (in Spanish)
- Arctic and Alpine by Dawn and Dave Nicholson - news, discussions and links about geomorphology in cold climates
- Green Gabbro by Maria Brumm - diverse geophysical and general geoscientific topics
- Harmonic Tremors - articles about seismic and seismology
- Hypo-theses - earth quakes and more
- Sismordia by Alessa Maggi and others - seismology in the Antarctic
Hydrogeology / Hydrology
- Ordinary High Water Mark - experiences from water research
- Pools and Riffles - hdyrology of Nevada and other regions
- Alberta Vertebrate Palaeontological Association-Blog - vertebrate palaeontology of Arizona
- Ask Dr. Vector by Matt Wedel - palaeontology and biology of mainly flying animals
- Bio/Rocks by Sarah Werning - vertebrate palaeontology and biology
- Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings by Dave Hone - palaeontology of dinosaurs
- Dinochick by Rebecca Foster - palaeontology and other stuff
- Dino Frey’s Weblog by Dr. Eberhard Frey from Germany - Blog about dinosaurs (especially Pterosaurs)
- Echinoblog by Christopher L. Mah - vertebrates and collection work
- The Ethical Palaeontologist - some palaeontological articles
- Geologia online - mainly palaeontological posts (in Italian)
- The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Big Lie by Sherry Konkus - articles about the controversial creationism and the role of dinosaurs
- Laelaps by Brian Switek - Blog about evolution
- The Loom by Carl Zimmer - Blog about life, past and future
- Panda’s Thumb - Blog about evolution and creationists
- Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week by Darren Naish, Matt Wedel and Mike Taylor - every week a new picture and additional articles about sauropods
- Triloblog - Blog about trilobites
- Why I hate Theropods - Blog about Mesozoic reptiles and evolution
- Antimonite - palaeontological and archaeological articles
- GeoCosas from Chile - Blog with focus on metallogeny and tectonics (in Spanish)
- Looking for Detachement by Silver Fox - articles about field work and exploration
- Mineraland Chile - Blog about Chilean minerals with many photographs (in Spanish)
- Rocks & Minerals - a kind of encyclopedia about rocks and minerals
- Cryology and Co. - geology of ice
Regional and Local Geology
- Arizona Geology by Allison - diverse geo-topics about Arizona and neighbouring states
- Oakland Geology by Andrew Alden - geological outcrops in Oakland
- proreg news by Michael Hahl - articles about the geology of the German Odenwald (in German)
- Active Margin by Jim Repka - sedimentology and geoscientific education
- Clastic Detritus by B. W. Romans - blog with comprehensive articles
- The Dynamic Earth - Blog with mainly sedimentological topics
- Hindered Settling by Zoltán Sylvester - comprehensive geo-articles
- In Terra Veritas - Blog of a sedimentologist about the geo-world
- Ramblings of a Geologist by Katherine Allen - Blog about the sediments of Lake Erie and climate change
- Reporting on a Revolution by Suvrat Kher - climate change, evolution and more
- Ripples in Sand - Blog by a graduate student from the Rocky Mountains
- Sedimentary Basins and Petroleum Geology by Paul Wilson - comprehensive geoscientific articles
- Stratamodel Blog by Tom Bell - Blog about the field work of the Stratamodel Inc.
- Ten Million Years of Solitude - sedimentological, Quarternary geological and climate-related topics
- Al my faults are stress related by Kim Hannula - articles about geoscientific education and climate (besides structural geology)
- Apparent Dip - useful articles about geo- and thermochronology
- ECRIS & CEVP - comprehensive articles about the European Cenozoic Rift System (ECRIS) and the Central European Volcanic Provence (CEVP) (in German)
- Eruptions by Dr. Erik W. Klemetti - Blog about active volcanos worldwide
- Magma Cum Laude - blog about volcanos and their molten and solidified products
- Volcano Summer - Blog about a research stay of a geology student at Mauna Loa (Hawaii)
- The Volcanism Blog by Dr. Ralph Harrington - Blog about worldwide volcanos, especially Chaitén, Llaima, Kilauea and Tungurahua
- Accidental Remediation - articles about environmental geology and remediation
- A Thin Section - Blog of a former economic geologist with spradic posts
- Branner Blog by the Branner Library (Standford University) - News about geo-libarary work
- Christie at the Cape - Blog about the experiences of a geological emigrant
- The Chronicles of the Angry Geologist - diverse topics, minor about geosciences
- Earth Sciences and Maps Library Blog of the University of California in Berkeley - Blog about maps
- Geo/Arch/Sci Blog by Ellery Frahms - articles about geoarchaeology
- GeoLibros by Make Stannen from Chile - normal and e-books are presented (in Spanish)
- Geology Joe - diverse topics, partly about geosciences
- Ontario-geofish by Harold Asmis - diverse topics
- Natural History Now! by the Utah Museum of Natural History - geological, geographical and biological topics from Utah, USA
- Reel Geology - Blog about geologists and geology in movies
- Rising to the Occasion - Blog about field trips and education experience
- SEG Geo-Mentoring - Blog about the mentoring-program of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists
- Slightly Diktytaxitic by Tom Hinterberger - reports about research, education and university life of a student
- Southern Exposure - Blog about geological education
- Uncommon Vistas - Blog about a travelling geologist (not really geoscientific articles)
Friday, September 26, 2008
The Utah Geological Survey has produced a Google Earth fly-by video tour of the Wasatch fault and posted it on YouTube. It briefly shows the fault within the Intermountain Seismic Belt that extends into northern Arizona.