Episode 87 – “Dr. Lagomorph” Happy Birthday NPS

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Big year for NPS

Shannon’s top picks

John’s top picks

Fun Paper Friday

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Limericks

You wanted a list of limericks, so here they are! We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did.

John & Shannon

Stephen
There once was a woman in Crete
Whose life was exceedingly sweet,
But Thera exploded,
Her villa imploded;
All’s left are the prints of her feet.

Genna
A plate that was very tectonic
Had a condition that was really quite chronic.
It had a major rift
Diagnosed as continental drift.
Don’t you think that is rather ironic?

Stephen
There once was a fellow named Galt
Who drank with his girlfriend some malt.
He started to purr…
The earth moved for her…
‘Cause his cottage was right on a fault!

Joe
Well that glacier sure is a movin
And those small rocks are a groovin
It’s like they move right through it
Because that’s how regelation’ll do it
While down hill that ice is a cruisin

Stephen
A fellow once led through the mist
In search of a spot for a tryst
He got her alone
On a flat shiny stone
“But that rock’s much too rough ’cause it’s schist!”

Joe
I thought that it was just graupel
And now I feel just awful
You shoulda heard me wail
When I saw it was hail
For my roof’s about to topple

Eric
Remember all the lemonade you drank,
those summer days along my humble cut bank?
Little by little I erode,
Then I removed your abode,
And swept it downstream until it all sank

Joe
Oh my that was quite a shake
It’s midnight but I’m wide awake
I think my floor is dunkin
This zone it must be subduction
I’m afraid it’s all I can take

Stephen
The glaciers of old are renowned
They scoured and flattened the ground
But the place they were listless
Is now known as driftless
And that’s where the old land is found

Joe
With my favorite mineral, I’ve got it made
It’s sitting right here in my lemonade
It cools my drink so nice
That’s right, it’s ice!
A mineral whose impact will never fade

Eric
Hey, make way I’m coming through!
No brakes here, don’t know what to do!
With a bump, I thrust,
Give you Everest,
Grab a beer in Kathmandu?

Stephen
There once was a man in Pompeii
Who ran from the lava that day.
He was rather a ninny
But his best friend was Pliny
Who would certainly sail him away.

Eric
With all the magnificent grace,
I provide at a very slow pace,
With my final retreat,
From the climbing heat,
The scars will be left on you face.

Stephen
The man was a bit of a miser
But he sprang for a trip to surprise her
He poured drinks for two
In a spot with a view
But he’d set out the chairs on a geyser!

Eric
That’s it, I’m done with your @#$%!
In my hollow I let it sit.
With the next storm rush
I’m done with your mush
down the slope with all of it

Stephen
There once was a fault near the coast
Whose stresses were rated the most
A cramp in the land
Got way out of hand
And a once peaceful valley was toast

Martin
A man who constantly bothered rocks,
Brought them home to store in a box,
Until his wife said
That box or your head,
So he left her down at the docks

Genna
A geologist was driving a Ford
Over a fission across a fjord.
He got stuck on some shale
While in a strong gale,
So he whipped out his trusty bungee cord.

Genna
In the Paleozoic era
One wonders what was in the Sahara.
Could it be desert sand,
a vast no mans land?
Or water with no firma terra?

Ian
There once was a fault line “the break”,
That was under a very great lake,
A typhoon came down,
It ruined the town!
All because of a massive earthquake.

Martin
There was a man from Pompeii,
Who was too slow to run away,
When the volcano blew,
He thought ‘this is new’,
And he stands frozen there till this day.

Stephen
There once was boy on Nantucket
Who dredged up some rocks with his bucket.
He dug in his hand
Found luck in the sand
“Oh wow, it’s an oyster! I’ll shuck it!”

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Episode 86 – “There’s all kinds of terror” Laura Wallace

This week we take it slow. Laura Wallace joins us to talk plate tectonics and slow slip in New Zealand. Also a project that gets the best acronym of the year award.

Laura Wallace

Fun Paper Friday

The David is one of the most famous sculptures in the world, but will rock failure ultimately bring him down? What’s the Achilles’ heel for David?

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Episode 85 – “Please buy tickets to Oklahoma today”

Earthquake! Last week Oklahoma was rocked by the largest recorded earthquake recorded in the state’s history. We talk with Dr. Katie Keranen who is in the field deploying seismic instruments to study the event.

Sorry for the audio quality this week – we were recoding the interview as a phone call since Dr. Keranen was in the field and there are occasional dropouts.

Ground Motion Videos

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Episode 84 – “It might be too soon” (The Limerock Challenge)

A few weeks ago we finished collecting all of your limericks in our contest to win some sweet geo-swag from Chris at Taylor Custom. This week we are joined by special guest Katie Shearer to announce the winners and read more of our favorites! If you didn’t win, don’t fret, we are working with Chris on a top secret project and will be running another contest soon!

Fun Paper Friday

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Episode 83 – “Out of the country” (Brad Jolliff Rebroadcast)

We are teaching and traveling with the start of the semester. Since John has no solid cell phone signal at a conference in New Hampshire and Shannon is swimming in lecturing, we wanted to share one of our favorite interviews from this year!

This week a special guest takes us to the moon by talking about lunar rocks and meteorites! The moon turns out to be a fascinating place, but probably won’t break up like in Seveneves.

Fun Paper Friday

“Age Rules” from PSRD

Borg, L. E., Gaffney, A. M., and Shearer, C. K. (2015) A Review of Lunar Chronology Revealing a Preponderance of 4.34?4.37 Ga Ages, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, v. 50, p. 715?732, doi: 10.1111/maps.12373.

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Episode 82 – “What Summer?”

Classes start next week – it’s time to evaluate what we did over the summer. How did our summer manifestos work out and what are we going to accomplish this fall?

John’s Fall Goals

  • Figure out my future job
  • Finish up a couple of instrumentation projects
  • Assemble my dissertation
  • Don’t let this class kill me

Shannon’s Fall Goals

  • Look for my replacement for Evernote
  • Actually look at my to-do better next time list for classes
  • Read all the literature!
  • Submit a manuscript
  • Have fun with my new class?geology of extreme climates

Limericks

We are setting up a time to record with our judge, it may be a week or two, but hang in there. If you want to send in an audio recording of you performing your limerick, that would be awesome. Don’t forget – we have STICKERS!

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Episode 81 – “Landscape Bulldozers” The Driftless

This week we address a listener show request from Mike about the Driftless region and address the phenomena of Pokemon Go. Can it improve our spatial reasoning?

Driftless Region

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Episode 80 – “Dam Nation”

Having just got back from vacationing near a river, Shannon’s mind is wondering (and wandering!) about dams and their impacts, both good and bad. People use dams for electricity, recreation, flood control, and a myriad of other things. Let’s take a look at some huge dams and what they do to both communities and rivers.

Why build dams at all?

  • Water supply
  • Irrigation and flood control
  • Power supply
  • Recreation

Hydroelectric Power

  • Hoover dam generates 4.5 billion kw-hr per year, serving 8 million people in AZ, southern CA and NV
  • Itaipu dam, on the border of Brazil and Paraguay, dams the Parana River, the 7th largest in the world.
  • Penstock

Fun Paper Friday

Borgonie, G., et al. “Eukaryotic opportunists dominate the deep-subsurface biosphere in South Africa.” Nature communications 6 (2015).

Contest

Write us a geoscience themed limerick! This is a family show, so remember?nothing that rhymes with “Nantucket” Please email us your limericks by August 12, 2016 and we’ll be judging them along with Dr. Katie Schearer, an english professor. The prize? One of the awesome creations from Chris at Taylor Custom. Thanks for listening everyone!

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Episode 79 – “Secret Balloon Barn”

Forecasting the weather is tricky business. You need a lot of information. While surface observations can get us a lot of data, we still need information about what is happening far into the atmosphere to make meaningful models and predictions. Thats where weather balloons come in. This week we talk about how upper air observation works as well as Jupiter’s atmosphere on Fun Paper Friday!

Weather balloons

Contest

Write us a geoscience themed limerick! This is a family show, so remember?nothing that rhymes with “Nantucket” Please email us your limericks by August 12, 2016 and we’ll be judging them along with Dr. Katie Schearer, an english professor. The prize? One of the awesome creations from Chris at Taylor Custom. Thanks for listening everyone!

John’s Example Lymerick

The stress the fault is feeling
Built up by plates never healing
Energy release is due
Too much strain cannot accrue
The rock will soon be yielding

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