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...
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...
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.
During costume-making madness, I've been listening to a lot of lectures. Might as well improve your mind whilst preparing for Halloween, eh?One of the lectures I've listened to is Dr.
(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...
In memory of Dr. Harry Glicken, 1958-1991. Eruptions seem like simple matters: pressure builds, something goes boom, lots of stuff comes out. But that's not the story of every volcanic eruption, and it doesn't capture the complexity by half...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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