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

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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).

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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

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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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Episode 78 – “Just trying to narrow down the issue” Apollo 11

This week we discuss the anniversary of the first manned lunar landing and how a software glitch puts over 40,000 brain studies at risk.

Apollo 11

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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 and thank you Chris!

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Episode 77 – “It’s Swedish Fish day” SciPy 2016

A few SciPy talks

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Episode 76 – “You can’t runaway in an oxbow lake”

This week a massive landslide took place in Alaska. Join us to discuss it, Jupiter’s wife, and electric eels on a geo-news episode!

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Episode 75 – “It tells you where they like to vacation”

What’s your favorite formation? It’s like asking a geologist what their favorite book is. Find out what Shannon has to say about the Fountain formation and then we connect it to metal music.

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Episode 74 – “You pay $5000, then leave”

This week we talk about how academic papers get published and all the strange things they go through before you read them. Shannon also found us a fascinating fun paper about trees sleeping.

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Publishing

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Episode 73 – “A gigapan from 1906”

This week we talk about how one very famous aerial photograph was taken and how it relates to one of the most devastating earthquakes of the last century.

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The most famous kite based photograph

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