Geology.com News – 14 Topics
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- Arizona Earth Fissures on Google Earth
- Polar Bear – POV Cams
- Watch out for Ticks!
- Natural Gas Storage Below Normal
- Evidence of Ancient Forest Fires
- Geoengineering Antarctic Ice Loss ?
- Hydraulic Fracturing in Germany ?
- Rescuing Corals from Dredging
- El Niño Developing ?
- A New Type of Mosquito ?
- An Eruption in Indonesia Caused Snow in Pennsylvania ?
- How Did Our Moon Form?
- Mineral Hardness Picks
|Arizona Earth Fissures on Google Earth
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 11:02 AM PDT
The Arizona Geological Survey has released “Earth fissures of central and southern Arizona”, the .kmz file.
For Google Earth users it is a great tool for visualizing earth fissures. The data set includes all mapped fissures – 100s of miles – that have been published as part of the AZGS earth fissure program at http://azgs.az.gov/map_services.shtml That link takes you to their Map and Database services, the Google Earth fissures link is on the left side, third from the top.
Here is a screenshot from Google Earth (black = continuous fissures; red = discontinuous fissures; green = unconfirmed fissures). If you don’t have a copy of Google Earth you can download and install it for free here“. Then just click the link on the AZGS website and the fissures file will automatically open in the Google Earth window.
|Polar Bear – POV Cams
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 08:38 AM PDT
|Watch out for Ticks!
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 08:25 AM PDT
|Natural Gas Storage Below Normal
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 07:53 AM PDT
|Evidence of Ancient Forest Fires
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 07:44 AM PDT
“Scientists working in southern Saskatchewan, Canada have found fossilized plants showing evidence of an ancient wildfire, offering clues about forest ecosystems during the age of dinosaurs.” Quoted from the Christian Science Monitor.
|Geoengineering Antarctic Ice Loss ?
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 07:41 AM PDT
|Hydraulic Fracturing in Germany ?
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 07:40 AM PDT
“In a potential shift in German energy policy, the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel is preparing a framework that would let energy companies extract oil and natural gas by the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing.” Quoted from The New York Times.
|Rescuing Corals from Dredging
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 07:29 AM PDT
|El Niño Developing ?
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 07:23 AM PDT
“As the probability of an El Niño winter increases, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego researchers are following the climate phenomenon as it develops off Southern California and finding that local readings closely hew to El Niño monitoring taking place at the equator.” Quoted from the Scripps press release.
|A New Type of Mosquito ?
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 07:18 AM PDT
|An Eruption in Indonesia Caused Snow in Pennsylvania ?
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 07:07 AM PDT
|How Did Our Moon Form?
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 07:04 AM PDT
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 04:31 AM PDT
Labradorite is a feldspar mineral of the plagioclase series. Some specimens exhibit a schiller effect, which is a strong play of iridescent blue, green, red, orange, and yellow colors. Labradorite is so well known for these spectacular displays of color that the phenomenon is known as “labradorescence.”
|Mineral Hardness Picks
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 04:30 AM PDT
Mineral hardness picks are pencil-like tools that have points made from materials that match the hardness of minerals in the Mohs Hardness Scale. With them you can easily test the hardness of mineral grains in a rock and test the hardness of small-size specimens. In our opinion they are easier to use than pieces of minerals and allow you to obtain more accurate results. They also do not contaminate your specimen with particles of the hardness mineral.