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3 April 2022

DSDP Leg 3 – a legacy expedition for plate tectonics

Before heading out on IODP Expedition 390, I’m taking a look at why this South Atlantic location for coring and drilling in the deep ocean is so important for scientific and historical reasons.

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8 September 2016

Ísland: Rifts

Flying from the West Coast to Iceland doesn’t leave you a lot of time for sleeping, and neither does the prospect of standing on the on-land expression of a mid-ocean rift.

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11 December 2014

Dr. G’s AGU14 Spotlight – The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic

Comic books, the science classroom, and #AGU14 – see the connection? Read this post to find out how you can begin your incredible plate tectonics journey in San Francisco at the conference!

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28 March 2014

The second largest quake on the planet: photos, videos, and its informative legacy

As I am sure everyone has recognized by now, one of the biggest earthquakes recorded in our planet’s history–and the biggest in the United States–rocked Alaska for some three+ minutes 50 years ago today. The 1964 Good Friday earthquake, known also as the Great Alaska earthquake, measured magnitude 9.2. The earthquake shocked the fledgling state with catastrophic environmental effects, including most notably the lateral-spreading collapse of entire neighborhoods in the capital …

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