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Friday, 30 September 2016

OT: The Geologists Are Coming! And Other Quirky Geoscience Tunes

OT: The Geologists Are Coming! And Other Quirky Geoscience Tunes

The article about geology songs is:
Showstack, Randy, 2016, Amoeba People Sing Quirky Tunes About Geoscience. Eos. Vol. 97,
no. 18, pp. 8-9 https://eos.org/current-issues

and PDF
https://eos.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/15-Sept_magazine.pdf?cbb367

In the same issue, is “New Insights into North America’s Midcontinent Rift” by Seth Stein, Carol Stein, Jonas Kley, Randy Keller, and others and “Bacteria Preserve Record of Earth’s Magnetic Fields” by Elizabeth Deatrick.

A couple of Amoeba People’s songs are:
The Geologists Are Coming!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NU51lJIdrg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCYVhPp7cUs

and

Continental Drift: Alfred Wegener Song by The Amoeba People
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1-cES1Ekto

Other tunes are:

Country Western Geology - Brad Paisley - 5/10/2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF0iC6DXMQ8

Tiktaalik (Your Inner Fish)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9h1tR42QYA

Trilobite Deep time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d9NztifSD4

Yours,

Paul H.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

New Allerød–Younger Dryas Boundary Papers

New Allerød–Younger Dryas Boundary Papers

New papers about the Allerød–Younger Dryas boundary are:

Andronikov, A.A., A. Van Hoesel, I. E. Andronikov, and W. Z. Hoek,2016,
Trace Element Distribution and Implications in Sediments Across the The Allerod–Younger Dryas Boundary in the Netherlands and Belgium. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography. Early View (Online
Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/geoa.12140/abstract\

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/307902489_TRACE_ELEMENT_DISTRIBUTION_AND_IMPLICATIONS_IN_SEDIMENTS_ACROSS_THE_ALLEROD-YOUNGER_DRYAS_BOUNDARY_IN_THE_NETHERLANDS_AND_BELGIUM_TRACE_ELEMENT_DISTRIBUTION_ACROSS_THE_ALLEROD-YOUNGER_DRYAS_BOUNDARY

Jesse Tune, 2016, The Clovis–Cumberland–Dalton Succession: Settling into the Midsouth United States during the Pleistocene to Holocene Transition. PaleoAmerica. Pages 1-13 | Published online: 17 Aug 2016

https://www.academia.edu/27844014/The_Clovis-Cumberland-Dalton_Succession_Settling_into_the_Midsouth_United_States_during_the_Pleistocene-to-Holocene_Transition.pdf

and

Surovell, T. A. J. R. Boyd, C. V. Haynes Jr., and G. W. L. Hodgins, 2016,
On the Dating of the Folsom Complex and its Correlation with the Younger Dryas, the End of Clovis, and Megafaunal Extinction.PaleoAmerica, 2:2, 81-89, DOI: 10.1080/20555563.2016.1174559
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20555563.2016.1174559

Sunday, 25 September 2016

How Did That Make It Through Peer Review?

How Did That Make It Through Peer Review?

How Did That Make It Through Peer Review? by Andrew Farke,
Andy Farke, Miscellaneous, Navel Gazing, Paleocommunity PLOS Blogs.
http://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2016/02/03/how-did-that-make-it-through-peer-review/

and

Allison, D. B., A. W. Brown, B. J. George, and K. A. Kaiser, 2016,
Reproducibility: A tragedy of errors. Nature, vol. 530, no. 7588,
pp. 27-29.
http://www.nature.com/news/reproducibility-a-tragedy-of-errors-1.19264

Yours,

Paul H.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Some Ancient Mars Lakes Formed Long After Others

Some Ancient Mars Lakes Formed Long After Others

Some ancient Mars lakes formed long after others
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6619
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160915142043.htm

The paper is:

Wilson, S. A., A. D. Howard, J. M. Moore, and J. A. Grant,
2016 A Cold-Wet Mid-Latitude Environment on Mars
during the Hesperian-Amazonian Transition: Evidence
from Northern Arabia Valleys and Paleolakes. Journal
of Geophysical Research: Planets, 2016; DOI: 10.1002/2016JE005052
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016JE005052/abstract

Another article is:

Mars rover views spectacular layered rock formations
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, September 12, 2016
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/mars-rover-views-spectacular-layered-rock-formations
http://thescienceexplorer.com/universe/mars-rover-views-spectacular-layered-rock-formations

Yours,

Paul H.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Geology For Next Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 2017

Geology For Next Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 2017

For those people going to the February 9-12, 2017, Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, the below, free PDF files, provides information about the geology of the Tucson area.

Spencer, J. E., 2006, Geologist's Guide to the Core Complex Geology Along the Catalina Highway, Tucson Area, Arizona, open file Report 06-01-A. 38 p

http://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/360

http://repository.azgs.az.gov/sites/default/files/dlio/files/nid360/ofr_06-01catalinafieldguide-colorprint.pdf

and there is:

Bezy, J. V., 2016, A Guide to the Geology of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona: The Geology and Life Zones of a Madrean Sky Island. Arizona Geological Survey Down-to-Earth # 22, 83 p.

http://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/1679

http://repository.azgs.az.gov/sites/default/files/dlio/files/nid1679/bezy-santacatalina-22-final.pdf

Yours,

Paul H.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Alaska Has Finally Been Mapped as Precisely as Mars

Alaska Has Finally Been Mapped as Precisely as Mars

Meteorite researchers can make their own and better
topographic maps of their search / study areas in parts
of Alaska using GIS software such as Global Mapper and
GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System)
using newly available digital elevation models (DEMs).

NSF, NGA release first unclassified digital elevation
models of Alaska, National Science foundation
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=189516

University of Minnesota-led project releases 3-D
elevation maps of Alaska for White House Arcti
Initiative. University of Minnesota, Sept. 1, 2016
https://cse.umn.edu/news-release/university-minnesota-led-project-releases-3-d-elevation-maps-alaska-white-house-arctic-initiative/

Alaska Has Finally Been Mapped as Precisely as Mars
New topographic maps made from satellite data will
help the state monitor—and plan for—its eroding
coastlines and melting permafrost by Joel K. Bourne, Jr.
National geographic, September 1, 2016.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/alaska-has-finally-been-mapped-as-precisely-as-mars/

ArcticDEM - http://pgc.umn.edu/arcticdem
ArcticDEM Explorer-
http://arcticdemapp.s3-website-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/explorer/

Other states have LiDAR and other DEMs from which
custom made topographic and relief maps can be
made using the above software. For example, Louisiana
has complete, downloadable LiDAR DEMs and raw

LiDAR data that can be downloaded and made into
custom maps. Go see http://atlas.lsu.edu and
http://atlas.lsu.edu/rasterdown.htm .

Yours,

Paul H.