Multiple landslides from extreme rainfall in Auckland, New Zealand
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by Dave Petley
11h ago
On 27 January 2023, multiple landslides were triggered by extreme rainfall in the Auckland area of New Zealand. The post Multiple landslides from extreme rainfall in Auckland, New Zealand appeared first on AGU Blogosphere ..read more
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The Mountain in the Sea, by Ray Nayler
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by Callan Bentley
1d ago
This is a fun new novel. Like Ted Chiang’s Arrival or Carl Sagan’s Contact, it’s a “first contact” story, except the alien intelligence is homegrown: a newly-evolved species of octopus living in waters of the Con Dao archipelago in near-future Vietnam. How do they think, given their radically different bodies, environments, and umwelt? Many of the things I’ve been reading over the past few years (Ed Yong’s An Immense World, … The post <i>The Mountain in the Sea,</i> by Ray Nayler appeared first on AGU Blogosphere ..read more
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#AntarcticLog: #FridaysforFuture
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by Shane Hanlon
4d ago
I've made no secret of my admiration for youth climate activists around the world. This week's #AntarcticLog features four from Kenya and Uganda, along with quotes from their social media posts.  The post #AntarcticLog: #FridaysforFuture appeared first on AGU Blogosphere ..read more
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E35-Spaceship Earth: The (visual) beauty of science
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by Shane Hanlon
4d ago
As the Scientific Visualization lead for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Mark SubbaRao oversees the translation of NASA science into images and movies. For Mark, science visualization is a key communication tool that allows the public to interact and explore the various scientific discoveries happening at NASA and beyond. The post E35-Spaceship Earth: The (visual) beauty of science appeared first on AGU Blogosphere ..read more
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The 19 July 2019 Yahuokou landslide in Gansu Province, China
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by Dave Petley
4d ago
On 19 July 2019, the large (3.92M cubic metre) Yahuokou landslide started to develop at Dongshan Town, Zhouqu County, Gansu Province, China The post The 19 July 2019 Yahuokou landslide in Gansu Province, China appeared first on AGU Blogosphere ..read more
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The 30 August 2020 debris flow at Azijue village in Sichuan Province
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by Dave Petley
6d ago
In a paper published in the journal Landslides, Yan et al. (2023) discuss the 30 August 2020 debris flow at Azijue village in Sichuan, China, which killed three people and destroyed two villages. The losses were caused by an unusual secondary failure of ancient deposits in the channel bed. The post The 30 August 2020 debris flow at Azijue village in Sichuan Province appeared first on AGU Blogosphere ..read more
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Announcing three new AGU Honors and Honors Program Innovations
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by LaToya Myles
1w ago
As we enter the new year, I’m excited to share several updates and highlight some new AGU Honors we’ll award this year. First, the 2023 Honors nomination cycle is now open! From now until 12 April, the Earth and space sciences community has the opportunity to nominate individuals, and in some cases teams, for an AGU Honor. We encourage you to recognize colleagues, mentors, postdocs, students and others for their … The post Announcing three new AGU Honors and Honors Program Innovations appeared first on AGU Blogosphere ..read more
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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, by Steve Brusatte
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by Callan Bentley
1w ago
A terrifically told update on dinosaur paleoecology and evolution by an enthusiastic practitioner of the Mesozoic arts. Brusatte paints himself as coming of age in the time of Jurassic Park, an obsessed ‘fanboy’ of dinosaurs and celebrity paleontologists, who then matures and innovates through an impressive series of field experiences and methodological devices to become a professor, author, and leader in the field. Brusatte’s own story isn’t the centerpiece of … The post <i>The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs</i>, by Steve Brusatte appeared first on AGU Blogosphere ..read more
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An update on the landslide crisis at Joshimath
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by Dave Petley
1w ago
At Joshmath in India, 863 buildings are now showing signs of distress, of which 181 are considered to be unsafe. The post An update on the landslide crisis at Joshimath appeared first on AGU Blogosphere ..read more
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Plate Tectonics: a very short introduction, by Peter Molnar
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by Callan Bentley
1w ago
This slim volume (130 pages of ~10 point type) is the 425th in Oxford University Press’s vast series of dense little books about various subjects. Browsing the geology shelves at my college’s library this week, I saw it and thought I might as well check it out. I’ve shifted through the years in what I put weight on when teaching plate tectonics, and I always appreciate reading/hearing/seeing what different professionals … The post <i>Plate Tectonics: a very short introduction,</i> by Peter Molnar appeared first on AGU Blogosphere ..read more
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