I’d like to conduct an experiment someday. I’d like to gather together a group of experts in a particular field and show them a few popular science video clips relevant to their areas of expertise...
Please sit down. I have some news to break. It may be very difficult to hear, and it may shake your innocence and trust. But I need you to know the truth.Are you ready?
A few seconds after the beginning of the directed blast, life within roughly ten kilometers (6.2 miles) of Mount St. Helens within the blast zone was about to be extinguished. "Directed blasts," Rick Hoblitt, Dan Miller, and James Vallance wrote in their 1981 paper on the blast deposits, "typically devastate large areas.....
One of my regulars over at ETEV pointed me toward this gorgeous E.S. Posthumus song, "Pompeii." In light of a recent Rosetta Stones post, it made sense to listen to it.
A serene terror loomed outside my schoolroom windows.I went to school at the foot of a mountain made of dacite, the same kind of magma that blew Mount St.
I adore Chris Rowan of Highly Allochthonous. He and co-blogger Anne Jefferson were my first exposure to the geoblogosphere back when they were on ScienceBlogs.
I see you jumping up-and-down with your hand in the air, saying "Ooo! I know this one!" I see you, too, over there groaning, "Doesn't every body know?" And I see you, glowering, wanting your Mount St...
I'll tell you the moment I realized I'm a raging ignoramus when it comes to rivers, and that I really needed to educate myself. It was when Lockwood and I were mooching about Avery Park.We'd just had a nice dabble down by the Marys River.Other rivers had compelled me with beauty, power, and drama, but those had been operas: you're so sated by the performance that you don't realize you didn't understand a bloody word...
The cryptodome growing within Mount St. Helens sowed the seeds of its own destruction. Had it been a small thing, it might have become a younger sibling to Goat Rocks.
Wow-e-wow. When Matt announced geopoetry as #51's theme, I figured he'd get a few pieces, a little bit of fun stuff and some cute and clever entries.
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