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Baltimore1937
01-05-2016, 04:13 AM
Geology, & etc. tidbits:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-earth-changed-2015_568af02fe4b014efe0db5f2d

Baltimore1937
01-05-2016, 09:41 AM
Earthquake in NE India (something to fatten up this new thread, ha ha):

http://news.yahoo.com/local-geology-makes-sundays-earthquake-india-complex-214322590.html

Baltimore1937
02-27-2016, 05:10 PM
Hawaiian volcano news:

http://bigislandnow.com/2016/02/26/volcano-watch-mauna-loa-earths-largest-active-volcano-is-still-stirring/

Baltimore1937
03-05-2016, 12:59 AM
Birth of a new island (slide show):

http://begrizly.com/entertainment/news/crew-sails-over-erupting-volcano/?utm_content=1597e9&utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=volcano%20-%20desktop%20-%20usa

Baltimore1937
03-12-2016, 07:37 PM
Article about sea-level rise:

https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press-releases/sea-level-rise-too-big-to-be-pumped-away

Baltimore1937
04-18-2016, 10:06 PM
Kyushu being torn in two?

http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/56563-dozens-of-large-earthquakes-could-split-japan-s-southern-island

Baltimore1937
06-17-2016, 07:50 PM
Climate/weather is included in Geology courses. This is a sample of history vs. El Ninyo:

http://nautil.us/blog/el-nio-has-ended-kingdoms-and-civilizations

Baltimore1937
07-07-2016, 08:37 AM
Pre-glacial river channels beneath the Greenland icecap:

http://www.livescience.com/55286-rivers-beneath-greenland-ice-sheet-discovered.html

Baltimore1937
07-25-2016, 08:07 AM
Arguing about the true source of the Mississippi River:

http://www.startribune.com/could-the-mississippi-river-actually-begin-in-south-dakota/387864512/

I lived in and around Minneapolis from 1939 to 1942 at the beginning of WWII, but I was only 2 to 5 years old. I remember feeding popcorn to some Mute Swans in a park, and also the Minnehaha waterfall.

Baltimore1937
07-25-2016, 10:09 PM
A peek at my (current) local geology/geography:

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article91356737.html

Baltimore1937
11-23-2016, 04:27 PM
New land for New Zealand (via earthquake):

http://mashable.com/2016/11/22/new-zealand-earthquake-lifts-sea-bed/?utm_cid=mash-com-social-huffpo-partner#SCep_QOc_iqw

Baltimore1937
12-21-2016, 06:30 AM
Watch out Naples! (volcanic symptoms):

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-naples-astride-rumbling-mega-volcano.html

bix
12-22-2016, 01:35 PM
Watch out Naples! (volcanic symptoms):

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-naples-astride-rumbling-mega-volcano.html

Our old friend/nemesis... Campanian Ignimbrite!!!

More from WaPo:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/12/21/a-supervolcano-caused-the-largest-eruption-in-european-history-now-its-stirring-again/?utm_term=.334a78f7ad1c

Baltimore1937
12-29-2016, 07:49 AM
Asteroid in Antarctica?

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2489440/satellite-spots-massive-object-hidden-under-the-frozen-wastes-of-antarctica/

Saetro
12-29-2016, 11:33 PM
Asteroid in Antarctica?

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2489440/satellite-spots-massive-object-hidden-under-the-frozen-wastes-of-antarctica/

For the Sun to be the sole newspaper reporting a worthwhile finding is very unlikely.
Reading further down in the article one can see why this story should really have been in the National Enquirer.
Or perhaps the Sun has reached into the 1 April 2017 file too early.

Baltimore1937
12-30-2016, 12:07 AM
For the Sun to be the sole newspaper reporting a worthwhile finding is very unlikely.
Reading further down in the article one can see why this story should really have been in the National Enquirer.
Or perhaps the Sun has reached into the 1 April 2017 file too early.

I took it from the Drudge Report. So that is in the same general category, ha ha.

Baltimore1937
02-17-2017, 04:14 AM
The new continent of Zealandia (it's been there all the time):

http://uk.businessinsider.com/zealandia-continent-new-zealand-australia-2017-2?r=US&IR=T

Baltimore1937
08-07-2018, 03:49 AM
The ends of the earth (Indian Ocean volcanic islands):

https://www.bbcearth.com/blog/?article=living-on-one-of-natures-mightiest-forces

Baltimore1937
09-18-2018, 08:11 AM
Glowing rocks/stones in Upper Penn. Michigan:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/09/17/michigan-man-discovers-strange-glowing-rocks-in-the-upper-peninsula/#13d6c00223ff

mainer
09-24-2018, 07:41 AM
This is such a nice thread! Great work, Original Poster.

Baltimore1937
10-11-2018, 03:33 PM
Sicily's Mt. Etna is sliding into the sea:

https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2018/10/11/mount_etna_why_the_volcano_is_sliding_towards_the_ sea_110765.html

Baltimore1937
11-22-2018, 05:53 PM
Is this geology? Anyway, it's interesting (exploding meteor devastation):

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/exploding-meteor-may-have-wiped-out-ancient-dead-sea-communities?tgt=nr

Agent_Vinod
12-11-2018, 07:05 PM
Warning bell for mega Himalayan earthquake grows louder

A new study has warned that an earthquake of magnitude 8.5 or higher is due to hit the central Himalayas. Such an earthquake could kill or injure tens of thousands of people apart from causing never-seen-before destruction in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.


A massive earthquake is due to strike the Himalayan region, scientists have said in what is the latest warning of its kind.

A team of Indian scientists has published a new study saying that an earthquake of magnitude 8.5 or higher is due to strike the central Himalayas (which ranges from Uttarakhand to western Nepal) "anytime in the future".

As a comparison, the 2015 Nepal earthquake that killed almost 9,000 people was of magnitude 8.1. The 2001 Gujarat earthquake that killed more than 13,000 people, on the other hand, measured 7.7 on the Richter scale.

The researchers behind the new study, which was led by seismologist CP Rajendran of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bengaluru, believe that an even more devastating earthquake hit the central Himalayas sometime in the 14th or the 15th century.

The researchers, news agency IANS reported, have based their study on geological data and maps released by the Geological Survey of India and Google Earth as well as imagery from space agency Isro's Cartosat-1 satellite.

So devastating was the earthquake that a 600-km parcel of land opened up -- that length, by the way, is more than the distance between Delhi and Lucknow.

Now, while the central Himalayas experiences frequent low-intensity earthquakes, there has not been any major temblor in the past few centuries.

This, the researchers said, indicates that there is an enormous build-up of strain in the region. "An earthquake of magnitude 8.5 or more is overdue in this part of the Himalayas, given the long-elapsed time," the lead researcher, CP Rajendran, told IANS.

In 2017, a group of scientists called on the Uttarakhand government to make the state's infrastructure earthquake resistant
Rajendran's words echoed that of Piyush Rautela, the head of Uttarakhand's Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre.

Just this year, Rautela said that the frequent mild earthquakes experienced in Uttarakhand were actually indicators of a massive quake that is due to hit the region.

"Frequent mild earthquakes in the hills of Uttarakhand should not be dismissed as common occurrences but treated as pointers to a major earthquake which is long overdue in the central seismic gap of the Himalayan front spanning Himachal Pradesh, Nepal and Uttarakhand," Rautela told news agency PTI in April this year.

Rautela and CP Rajendran's team aren't alone in warning of an impending earthquake that could devastate Uttarakhand and possibly Himachal Pradesh and Nepal.

Scientists predict the Himalayan earthquake would be of magnitude 8.5 or higher. The 2015 Nepal earthquake was magnitude 8.1. The 2001 Gujarat quake was 7.7.
In 2017, a group of scientists held a two-day workshop in Dehradun where they discussed why they believe a massive earthquake is due to hit the region. The scientists also called on the Uttarakhand government to make the state's infrastructure earthquake resistant.

Earlier in the 2016, a study conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder's Department of Geological Sciences said that the even the 2015 Nepal earthquake had failed to release the pent up strain in the central Himalayas.

This stress has built up over hundreds of years. And, an earthquake that could kill or injure tens of thousands and cause never-seen-before damage is the only way this stress will get released.

Baltimore1937
01-25-2019, 08:22 AM
Mt. Saint Helens is still active:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1077163/mount-st-helens-volcano-warning-scientist-molten-rock-rising-spt

Baltimore1937
02-05-2019, 01:05 AM
Another new (temporary?) volcanic island:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/8350278/mysterious-island-that-didnt-exist-four-years-ago-is-now-teeming-with-life-sea-volcano/

Baltimore1937
05-22-2019, 04:42 PM
Another undersea volcano, this one near Madagascar:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/05/ship-spies-largest-underwater-eruption-ever

Baltimore1937
06-06-2019, 12:15 AM
Solar minimum has been reached (no sun spots):

https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/04/sun-reached-solar-minimum-surface-ominously-calm-9805282/

mainer
06-12-2019, 06:02 AM
Prehistoric volcanic eruption (Cakallar volcano) might have happened 245,000 years later than estimated, say scientists:

https://phys.org/news/2019-05-volcanic-eruption-witnessed-prehistoric-humans.html

Baltimore1937
09-14-2019, 04:34 PM
The day the Dinosaurs died:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/09/last-day-dinosaurs-reign-captured-stunning-detail/

Baltimore1937
10-25-2020, 07:11 AM
How the Little Ice Age started:

https://sciencenorway.no/climate-geology-ice-age/what-actually-started-the-little-ice-age/1759318

Baltimore1937
11-13-2020, 03:54 PM
A river beneath Greenland ice cap:

https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/blog/possible-1000-kilometer-long-river-running-deep-below-greenlands-ice-sheet/

VladimirTaraskin
03-04-2021, 05:44 PM
A new global ice sheet reconstruction for the past 80 000 years

Abstract
The evolution of past global ice sheets is highly uncertain. One example is the missing ice problem during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, 26 000-19 000 years before present) – an apparent 8-28 m discrepancy between far-field sea level indicators and modelled sea level from ice sheet reconstructions. In the absence of ice sheet reconstructions, researchers often use marine δ18O proxy records to infer ice volume prior to the LGM. We present a global ice sheet reconstruction for the past 80 000 years, called PaleoMIST 1.0, constructed independently of far-field sea level and δ18O proxy records. Our reconstruction is compatible with LGM far-field sea-level records without requiring extra ice volume, thus solving the missing ice problem. However, for Marine Isotope Stage 3 (57 000-29 000 years before present) - a pre-LGM period - our reconstruction does not match proxy-based sea level reconstructions, indicating the relationship between marine δ18O and sea level may be more complex than assumed.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-21469-w

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