All of My Faults Are Stress Related

Kim Hannula

Go to Dave’s Landslide Blog for full details about this. I don’t have access to the paper. According to Dave Petley, there’s a new paper in Nature Geoscience about the Slumgullion landslide. Slumgullion is in my greater neighborhood – it’s in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, between Lake City (former home of Alferd Packer) and Creede…

Jess is looking for posts about outreach that we’ve done. I’d like to talk about outreach that other people have done. This month, many of the bloggers here at Sb have been participating in Donors Choose, a campaign to raise money for schools. October is a crazy month for anyone who goes to the Geological…

The DonorsChoose social media challenge ends tomorrow at the end of next week. Rumor has it that HP has a large pot of money (like $200,000) to split amongst the groups that raised at least 1% of the total… and they’ll split the money at the end of the day tomorrow. If we raised that…

I’m back from the Geological Society of America annual meeting, and I promised to blog about my session. So… here it is. Techniques and tools for effective recruitment, retention, and promotion of women and minorities in the geosciences. It’s a mouthful, and included a lot of different perspectives, from information on the state of diversity…

I’m heading home tomorrow, and I’ve finally got a little time to blog. Here’s quick summary of the sessions I went to on Sunday (the first day of the meeting). Detachment Dynamics: heat, deformation, and fluids in extensional systems: Where continental crust stretches apart, steep normal faults join at depth into detachment systems: shear zones…

Why scientific meetings?

So I’ve been at the Geological Society of America annual meeting for a day and a half. The main part of the meeting just began this morning; yesterday I went to a short course about science education research. And now, after half a morning of talks, I’m taking a break to 1) revise things in…

There’s a lot going on the online geo-world tomorrow. It’s Blog Action Day, and the subject is Climate Change. It’s Earth Science Week’s first Women in Geoscience day. And, at 10:15 am Pacific time, it’s California’s second annual earthquake drill – the Shake Out. I don’t live in California, but I might crawl under my…

It’s Earth Science Week

My other half sent me this link on Friday: from Wired, rating weapons used to kill zombies (in Zombieland, and elsewhere). Their number 13: 13. Rock hammers Not to be confused with tremendous mallets, these things are faster to wield and don’t leave you exhausted after two or three swings. Used for busting rocks, they…

Geobloggers take on DonorsChoose

There’s an issue of Eos sitting on my desk at work with a front-page article about how to manage outreach. Earth scientists know stuff that’s important – this week’s huge earthquakes (covered all over the geoblogosphere) are just one example. Water’s another. And climate. And volcanoes. And landslides. And… well, you get the picture. So…