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I had a weird experience dealing with journals and peer review a little while ago. Recent discussions of the CRU e-mail hack (especially Janet’s) has made me think more about it, and wonder about how the scientific community ought to think about expertise when it comes to peer review. A little while ago, I was…

It’s Earth Science Week

Water expertise on Sb, now official

Anne Jefferson, a hydro-geomorpho-climate geologist at UNC-Charlotte, has officially joined Highly Allochthonous as Chris Rowan’s co-blogger. Anne’s been unofficially co-blogging there for a while, but it’s great to see her role made more official. And it’s especially great to see someone with expertise in water and surface processes on Sb. (Anne and I are also…

Earth Science Week 2009 will be October 11-17 (ending on the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake!). This year’s theme is “Understanding Climate.” There are photo, visual arts, and essay contests, and Thursday is going to be the first “Women in Geosciences” day. (And then Friday will be “frantically put posters together for GSA”…

Five students (three from the US, two from Brazil) were arrested last month while doing paleoclimate research in Brazil. They were collecting sediment cores from lakes and wetlands, in order to understand past climate change in western Brazil. The charges were based on Brazilian laws dealing with unauthorized extraction of mineral resources. (The group had…

Two summers ago, the extent of Arctic sea ice reached a historic low. What’s it going to do this year? Chuck at Lounge of the Lab Lemming has opened a betting pool. No money involved; winner gets to make him blog on a topic of the winner’s choice. (This is a good prize; Chuck is…

Linkfest: world oceans day

Much of the celebration of World Oceans Day focuses on the ocean’s importance as an ecosystem, especially in relation to climate change. But the bottom of the ocean is still relatively unknown – I’ve been told by marine geologists that we know the topography of Venus better than that of our own planet, because we…

In the news this week: Andy Revkin at the NY Times has a news story and a blog post about the UN’s new report assessing disaster risk. One of the experts quoted in his story sent him a comment with a lot of concern about the promotional video. Dave Petley (who writes Dave’s Landslide Blog)…