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Wed, 2018-09-19 16:00
September 19, 2018   The AGI Workforce Program has officially opened this year's photo contest where we ask individuals to submit photos of geoscientists at work.  Please share this contest with friends, students, colleagues, and anyone else who may be interested in entering!     We are looking for photos featuring geoscientists in action whether that be in the lab, classroom, or out in the field. Each entrant can submit up to 10 photos and the photos can be entered into three different categories (Outdoor Lab, Indoor Lab, and Data Visualization). AGI staff will then select a winner from each category to receive a prize. Submissions are open to US and international applicants from all geoscience disciplines.     Deadline to submit is Friday 16 November, 2018!    All submitted materials (including photo, photo release form, model release form, location, and brief caption) should be sent to GeoLifePhotoContest@americangeosciences...
Tue, 2018-09-18 16:24
NOVA SCIENCE SEMINAR RECONSTRUCTING DEEP OCEAN CIRCULATION DURING CENOZOIC CLIMATE TRANSITIONS FROM THE MARINE SEDIMENT RECORD Ocean circulation plays a critical role in the Earth’s climate system through the storage and transfer of heat and carbon dioxide. The North Atlantic and Southern Ocean are of particular interest because these are regions where deep-water components of global circulation develop. Overall patterns and functioning of modern oceanic circulation is relatively well understood, but significant uncertainty remains about circulation in the geologic past and during different climate regimes. Dr. Romans uses the deep-sea sedimentary record to reconstruct past ocean circulation and its relationship to past climatic and tectonic conditions. He integrates information from a broad range of spatial and temporal scales, from seismic-reflection data that reveals regional sedimentation patterns to high-resolution records based on quantitative grain-size analysis from cores. Dr...
Tue, 2018-09-18 14:22
September 18, 2018   The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) are pleased to announce the next Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI) webinar: "Why and How Does a Groundwater Well Decline in Performance and What Causes a Well to Plug." This is your last chance to register!   A groundwater well is a lifeline for many people and communities. It will provide drinking water for decades, if it is properly maintained. Just like your teeth need to be cleaned by the dentist and the oil in your car's engine needs to be changed to maintain a long and healthy life, so does your well. We will explore what causes a well to decline in performance and why.     This 1 hour 20 minute webinar will take place on September 20th, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT. Participants will earn 0.13 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through AIPG for attending the event.    The webinar will feature Raymond Talkington,...
Tue, 2018-09-18 13:57
From punchcards to supercomputers and HPC, computing has come a long way.
Mon, 2018-09-17 17:14
This squeeze was likely behind the 1971 Sylmar, 1987 Whittier Narrows and 1994 Northridge thrust earthquakes
Mon, 2018-09-17 14:30
Last week, the M=6.6 Hokkaido earthquake struck the southern region of Hokkaido island, near the city of Sapporo in Japan. The earthquake caused widespread electricity blackouts and multiple large landslides.
Mon, 2018-09-17 14:30
Last week, the M=6.6 Hokkaido earthquake struck the southern region of Hokkaido island, near the city of Sapporo in Japan. The earthquake caused widespread electricity blackouts and multiple large landslides.
Mon, 2018-09-17 13:51
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2018   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Go online today to view a new webcast detailing resources, events, and opportunities available through Earth Science Week, the annual worldwide celebration of the geosciences! Find the "Get Involved: Earth Science Week 2018" webcast online now for viewing at your convenience.   This free webcast, narrated by AGI's Sequoyah McGee, provides an overview of learning activities, instructional materials, career resources, upcoming events, networking opportunities, contests, videos, and other programs available through Earth Science Week. The tutorial provides a tour of online links and resources for more information.   The roughly eight-minute webcast focuses on Earth Science Week 2018 (October 14-20), which celebrates the theme "Earth as Inspiration." View the webcast online now. In addition, see additional webcasts describing the Earth Science Week contests, special days during the week, and AGI'...
Mon, 2018-09-17 07:07
2018 University of Maryland Geology Colloquium Series Friday, September 21st 2018 at 3:00 pm in PLS 1130, UMD College Park Dalia Kirschbaum NASA Goddard Finding the Slippery Slope: “Detecting” Landslides from Space Rainfall-triggered landslides occur in nearly every country around the world, causing billions of dollars of damages and cause thousands of fatalities each year. Understanding and modeling the dynamics of rainfall-triggered landslides is a challenging task due to rainfall variability and the complexity of approximating landslide failure mechanisms over broader scales. Satellite data provides a unique perspective to estimate where and when landslides may be occurring as well as to map areas when these events occur. However, the accuracy is highly dependent on the spatial scale and methods used. This presentation outlines several on-going efforts to better understand landslide activity at different spatial and temporal scales using different modeling, mapping and citizen...
Sun, 2018-09-16 20:45
Better understanding of driving mechanisms behind earthquakes will help us to better forecast seismic hazard related to induced seismicity