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17 April 2010

Ash Getting Worse! Flights Grounded Through Saturday

The UK has now grounded aircraft through 1AM GMT Sunday. The ash cloud has gotten worse and there is a new plume headed toward Europe as the image above indicates. Meteorologists from the Iceland Met Office flew o Friday near the volcano to check the height of the ash cloud and reported it is nearly 30,000 feet (10,000 meters). The upper level winds at this level will steer the ash …

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17 March 2010

A Selection of Good Science Online This Week

There are some fabulously well written blogs and excellent science sites online. I have never done a post of the best that I have come across before, until now! So below is a sampling of sound science writing that got my attention this week. I love astronomical time lapses and Amanda Bauer in the UK has a great one. Tavie Greiner and Rob Keown have a post on International Sidewalk …

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27 February 2010

How big was The Quake?? This big.

This is the broadband seismogram from Virginia Tech. It is set to record distant quakes. It speaks for itself. Keep in mind the distance between Chile and Blacksburg Virginia. The Earth rang like a bell last night. Any questions? Click image to see the full size. Ctsy. Va. Tech. Sesimo. Observatory

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Massive Quake in Chile Shakes Seismographs Around The World

An 8.8 Magnitude quake has hit Chile. It was recorded at a depth of only 35km. This is very shallow and likely means that  catastrophic damage is possible. Large aftershocks are already being recorded. The quake hit when most people were in bed asleep. The USGS says this quake occurred 230 km north of the location of the 9.5 quake of May 1960. That quake holds the record for the …

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6 October 2009

Opportunity Knocks and A Meteorite Answers!

The Mars Rover Opportunity was designed to last 6 months. It’s still driving around Mars 5 years later! Both Spirit and the Opportunity Rover are still functioning, although Spirit is stuck right now in martian quicksand! In the last few weeks, Opportunity has spotted a couple of meteorites on Mars. Take a look at the pictures! This looks like an iron meteorite and seems to have the thumb prints that are common …

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22 September 2009

Rumblings on Rainier??

I did a geological field trip to the Pacific Northwest in 2006. It was two fabulous weeks and I got some great snaps of beautiful Mount Rainier. This past Summer, while at the American Meteorological Conference in Portland, I returned to Mount Saint Helen’s as well. When St. Helen’s exploded in May 1980, the volcanic dust was tracked on satellite imagery across the country. I had only been doing weather …

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