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51: What is geophysics?

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Dean Mento, Senior Petroleum Geophysicist at IHRDC and dynamic educator. Dean and Andrew discuss what's exciting about being a geophysicist, the career options available, the problems geophysicists solve, and much more. If you like adventure and solving complex problems or need help explaining your work to friends and family - this episode is for you. Show notes and links at https://seg.org/podcast/Post/6868/. Interviewee biography

What is geophysics? (Ep. 51)

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Dean Mento, Senior Petroleum Geophysicist at IHRDC and dynamic educator. Dean and Andrew discuss what's exciting about being a geophysicist, the career options available, the problems geophysicists solve, and much more. If you like adventure and solving complex problems or need help explaining your work to friends and family - this episode is for you. Show notes and links at https://seg.org/podcast. Interviewee biography

AAG Announces 2018 Book Awards

The AAG is pleased to announce the recipients of the three 2018 AAG Book Awards: the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize, the AAG Globe Book Award for Public Understanding of Geography, and the AAG Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography. The AAG Book Awards mark distinguished and outstanding works published by geography authors during the […]

AWG career panel tomorrow

On behalf of the officers of the DMV Chapter of the Association for Women Geoscientists, we would like to invite you  to our February event, “Pathways: Women in Earth Science Career Panel.” This event is intended to provide a forum for earth science professionals to share their expertise in applied science, business development, knowledge of career opportunities, and insights about career paths with earth science students and early career professionals. Our panel includes a dynamic range of professionals working in academia, policy, government research, and indu

Theatre Review: “Dinomania”

“I’ve wasted my time, I should have been a geologist!” proclaims Gideon Mantell on discovering a fossilized tooth of an Iguanodon in the South Downs. This tooth will be Mantell’s most significant and turbulent discovery. It will lead him on a quest for acceptance, resulting in humiliation and perpetual disappointment at the cruel hands of … Continue reading

chrysocolla

chrysocolla (chrys-o-col'-la). (a) A blue, blue-green, or emerald-green amorphous mineral: Cu2(OH)4[Si2O3(OH)2]. It occurs as incrustations and thin seams in the zone of weathering of copper ores. Its chemical composition was formerly given as: CuSiO3•2H2O. (b) An old name given to a mineral or minerals (such as chrysocolla, borax, and malachite) used for soldering gold (Hey, 1962, p.384).

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