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Rosetta Stones

Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.

Interlude: "Lateral Blasts of Great Force"

One of the most surprising aspects of the May 18th eruption of Mount St. Helens was the devastating lateral blast that ravaged such a large area. We'll be spending the next few posts on that subject...

November 8, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Learning the Language of Rivers II: The Basics

This post was originally published at En Tequila Es Verdad. For those who haven’t yet seen it – enjoy! ***The Marys River at Avery Park had me staring in incomprehension like a kid on the first day of a foreign language class...

November 6, 2012 — Dana Hunter

"Nothing Lasts, Eternal"

This month's Accretionary Wedge is all about geopoetry, and you'd think that an SF writer who's got a story that's about a poetry war could pull something off.

November 3, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Learning the Language of Rivers I: A History of Confusion

(I was an idiot and told a coworker I'd make his costume. I haven't got a sewing machine, and hand-stitching takes forever . But it will be epic. Unfortunately, sewing (among other things) means that I haven't finished research for our next Cataclysm post...

October 25, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Dave Crockett's Narrow Escape

One of the eeriest things I've ever seen is the video shot by KOMO News reporter Dave Crockett on May 18th, 1980. He was just 28 years old. Something woke him before dawn that Sunday morning, telling him this was the day to be there...

October 4, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Prelude to a Catastrophe: The Complete Lexicon

Summer rather got a bit in the way of blogging for a bit there. We on the west side of the Cascades don't get much: generally just two or three months of reliable sunshine before the rains come again...

September 30, 2012 — Dana Hunter

A Few Questions About Comments

One of the things I've noticed about Rosetta Stones is that not as many people comment here as on En Tequila Es Verdad. Now, in order to plan what sort of things we end up doing here, I've created a wee bit o' a survey to find out what you think about commenting here...

September 24, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Accretionary Wedge #49 Now Available!

Once a month or so, the geoblogosphere gets together to throw a blog carnival called the Accretionary Wedge. It's a fun bit of geological goodness, filled with excellent science writing all revolving around a common theme...

September 8, 2012 — Dana Hunter

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