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September 28, 2017

Planning to Get Underway

A typical research expedition has one or two chief scientists. Ours has 19…

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September 27, 2017

Inundation Investigations

It’s not often that you get to see mallards swimming amongst the trees in the bosque, or find fish swimming in the litterfall tubs…

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Mt. Agung Update: Why is it so hard to predict a volcanic eruption?

Update 11:00 AM EDT  Indonesia’s Mt. Agung may be on the cusp of its first eruption since 1963, an eruption that killed more than 1000 people. Since late August, seismic signals have increased in frequency, and last Friday, officials raised the alert status to the highest level. Local officials have evacuated around 75,000 people from the area and warned residents to keep an 8-12 kilometer distance from the volcano.    However, it’s still unclear whether—or when—the volcano may erupt, …

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September 26, 2017

Students begin monitoring the Rio Grande for the 2017-2018 school year!

This year we’ve got 24 schools working up and down the Rio Grande from Santo Domingo to Socorro.

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September 21, 2017

Hurricanes and far north sea ice

Hurricanes don’t happen in Alaska because those storms are tropical by nature, but typhoons (another word for hurricanes) sometimes track north into the Bering Sea…

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September 18, 2017

Collecting unique data where the Atlantic Water meets the Arctic Ocean: A-TWAIN2017

Life on board RV Lance is very ‘koselig’ (cosy in Norwegian). Meals are served at fixed hours in the mess three times a day and coffee is always brewing.

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Ouachita Mountains: Rock Strength in Action

In this model Phil Prince takes us to the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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September 15, 2017

Turning on the aurora switch with HAARP

People travel north from all over for a chance to see the aurora. Soon, Chris Fallen will make his own.

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September 14, 2017

Gaining Insight into the Atlin Ophiolite

Atlin was chosen for our field site because it’s home to an ophiolite, a rare place on earth where the crust and mantle are exposed at the surface.

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September 13, 2017

Journeying to Earth’s Interior on a Mountain in British Columbia

I spent several days last week on the summit of Monarch Mountain in the company of two Texas A&M University geophysicists and one undergraduate.

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