incretion (in-cre'-tion). (a) A term proposed by Todd (1903) for a cylindrical concretion with a hollow core; e.g. a rhizocretion. (b) A concretion whose growth has been directed inward from without.

PSW: DeMar on amphibians and non-dino reptiles during the K/PG

The Paleontological Society of Washington

7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 19

National Museum of Natural History, Constitution Ave. entrance

Amphibians, lizards, and snakes from the Age of Dinosaurs and the end-Cretaceous mass extinction

David G. DeMar, Jr.
Postdoctoral Research fellow, Paleobiology Dept., Smithsonian Institution.

matric potential

matric potential . The absolute value of the gage pressure head of water in an unsaturated material. It is inversely proportional to water saturation. By convention, the gage is set to read zero at atmospheric pressure.

#42: Exploring publishing trends in GEOPHYSICS

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Ioan Vlad on his article in The Leading Edge analyzing over 80 years of affiliation information for articles published in GEOPHYSICS. Mr. Vlad examines long-term publishing trends in GEOPHYSICS, including affiliation information and geographic trends. Using Python, statistics, and visual analysis, he explores how understanding these trends could be valuable both for institutional decision making and for individual career planning. Show notes and links at Biography

Don’t just stand there… do something!

This blog is part of a series addressing issues further explored in GSA’s Pardee Session Women Rising: Removing Barriers and Achieving Parity in the Geosciences.  Attend the Women Rising session, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m., Monday, November 5, Sagamore Ballroom 5, Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, followed by a networking social, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.​

By Blair Schneider, PhD, University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence, Lawrence KS

Science as a family affair

All five children in the Weiss family of Huntington Beach, Calif., have presented their research at American Geophysical Union (AGU) meetings. AGU’s Bright Students Training as Research Scientists (Bright STaRS) program — as well as the mentorship of their science teacher and the support of their parents — made it possible.

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