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22 April 2022

#AntarcticLog: Watch Your Language

#AntarcticLog is a series of comics by Karen Romano Young. You can find the originals here. Last week I posted about how I try to find the best visual image to convey the main point of a comic or visual story.  This week I’m sharing just one image — an introduction to the JOIDES Resolution and Expedition #379, in which I took part three years ago, in 2019. I continue to …

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4 January 2019

The ten most important landslide events of 2018

2018 will be remembered as a year of extraordinary landslides. This is my list of the ten most important landslide events of 2018

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26 March 2018

NASA models landslide climatology

NASA has released a series of animations that visualise global landslide climatology using their Landslide Hazard Assessment model for Situational Awareness (LHASA) model

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12 November 2015

Rise of GeoHealth

I think many of you know that I started my professional career in healthcare as a nurse. During the five years I spent doing direct patient care, I witnessed many examples of how environmental exposures to toxic materials could contribute to poor health. That’s why I was so pleased to be invited to participate in a congressional briefing hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) titled “Linking Earth Sciences and …

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4 September 2014

Serving the Worldwide Earth and Space Science Community

Throughout our history, AGU has evolved to reflect the needs of our members and the broader scientific community. In her last blog post, AGU’s president, Carol Finn, offered a glimpse into how AGU is collaborating with societies and scientists around the world by discussing our recent meeting with the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU). You may wonder though, how global of an organization is AGU? The answer is very global. Although our …

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15 August 2014

Building Global Collaboration, One Relationship at a Time

Science is global, and international scientific collaboration is increasing. Solutions to the world’s most pressing problems require the efforts of the entire global scientific community, but how can individual scientists and organizations like AGU build, support, and participate in those efforts? As a post-doctoral fellow at the Geological Survey of Japan in the early 1990s, it was my job to identify a mostly buried Cretaceous magmatic arc with gravity and …

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