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Thu, 2019-02-07 15:00
Craig J. Beasley was the driving force behind the founding of Geoscientists Without Borders. In recognition of his contribution, the Craig J. Beasley Award for Social Contribution was established and is awarded to a person or organization that has made a meritorious achievement that supports the application of geophysics to a humanitarian, public service, or other socially significant cause. This episode's guest, Paul Bauman, received the inaugural Craig J. Beasley Award for Social Contribution at SEG 2018. In this conversation, Paul and host Andrew Geary discuss what attracted him to the geosciences, the biggest source of inspiration in his career, and advice for students and early career professionals. To find biographies and the full citations of all the award winners, visit the show notes at Biography Paul Bauman received a bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering from Princeton University, and a Master’s degree from the University of...
Thu, 2019-02-07 00:16
Ross S. Stein, Ph.D., Temblor, Inc. On February 3, a Magnitude 4.5 quake struck 30 mi (50 km) south of Eureka, followed in rapid succession by four more Magnitude 3+ ...
Wed, 2019-02-06 08:13
Last night, under the cloud of a delay resulting from the longest shutdown in the history of the United States federal government, President Donald Trump delivered the second state of the union address of his presidency. As in 2018, he again failed to acknowledge the role scientific research plays in advancing our society and economy. Earlier this morning, I issued my own response to the President’s State of the Union, highlighting a few ways our elected leaders can lean on science to make the state of our union stronger. I encourage you to watch the video and to share it with your social media networks. My voice can’t be the only one speaking out about threats science faces. It is critically important that you make your voice heard as well. I urge you to contact your member of Congress today to tell them why it is so very important that they stand up for science. Tell them that science is essential to public health and well-being, our resilience to natural disasters, our ability to...
Mon, 2019-02-04 15:42
La megafalla de cabalgamiento carece de grandes terremotos en la zona de subducción en esta región. ¿Qué nos dicen estos terremotos extensionales?
Mon, 2019-02-04 10:43
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2019   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to share its annual report, "View to the Future," which recounts the accomplishments of AGI and the geoscience community from October 2017 to September 2018.   "Geoscience provides the lens through which we most clearly view the possibilities of our world," writes AGI Executive Director Allyson Anderson Book. "As geoscientists, we understand that examining the past allows us to look ahead with enhanced certainty, capacity, and hope for the future."   "View to the Future" was distributed to print subscribers of AGI’s EARTH Magazine in the January/February 2019 issue and is also available online.   About AGI The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of 52 scientific and professional associations that represents more than a quarter-million geoscientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides geoscientists with access to scholarly...
Mon, 2019-02-04 06:19
How can geology help with the decarbonisation of our society? Continue reading →
Sun, 2019-02-03 19:30
The swarm appears to be occurring on a right-lateral reverse fault that connects the San Andreas and Mendocino Fracture Zone with the shallow portion of the Cascadia Megathrust.
Sun, 2019-02-03 01:22
Kirk R. Johnson – Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline: The Travels of an Artist and a Scientist Along the Shores of the Prehistoric Pacific Sunday, February 3, 2019 – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Johnson’s sequel to Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway takes readers up the Pacific coast from Mexico to Alaska in search of fossils and the people fascinated with them. Again partnering with the artist Ray Troll, Johnson, a paleobotanist and the Sant Director of the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History, flies, boats, and drives through one of the richest troves of fossils on the continent. He visits museums and labs as well as the far-flung sites that have turned up creatures like pygmy mammoths, oyster bears, immense ammonites, shark-bitten camels, polar dinosaurs, Alaskan palms, California walruses, and a lava-baked rhinoceros. A combination field...
Sat, 2019-02-02 16:20
The megathrust fault lacks large subduction zone earthquakes in this region. What do these extensional earthquakes tell us?
Thu, 2019-01-31 16:34
As previously announced, after two decades of distinguished service to the AAG, Doug Richardson, will retire as Executive Director in early 2020. The AAG Council has assembled a Search Committee composed of current Council members and other experienced geographers to work on the important task of recruiting a new Executive Director. The Search Committee members […]