Monthly Archives: May 2015

Episode 19 – “The whole office is batteries”

Fun Paper Friday

This week we learn about pressure. Pressure has to be generated for Penguins to poo outside of thier nest. How much pressure? We know the answer!

Meyer-Rochow, V. B., & Gal, J. (2003). Pressures produced when penguins pooh?calculations on avian defaecation. Polar Biology, 27(1), 56–58. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00300–003–0563–3


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Episode 18 – “I remember having to buy a sweatshirt” Canon City, CO

This week Shannon talks about the cold weather at field camp, we discuss the Jacob’s staff, and methane rain. You’ll want to listen to this fun summer short!

Fun Paper Friday

What could cause dunes on Titan to migrate opposite the surface winds? Turns out the answer is a story about deep convection and storms with methane rain!

Charnay, B., Barth, E., Rafkin, S., Narteau, C., Lebonnois, S., Rodriguez, S., et al. (2015). Methane storms as a driver of Titan’s dune orientation. Nature Geosci, 8(5), 362–366. http://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2406

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Episode 17 – “What’s your summer manifesto?”

Summer is an ideal time to learn new things and explore new ideas. This week we discuss what we want to learn over the summer and how we are going to accomplish these goals. What’s your summer manifesto? Also we get showered by cosmic rays and lightning as part of #FunPaperFriday.

John’s Summer Manifesto

Learn Swift programming language for mobile computing development

  • Lynda.com
  • Books
  • Having a project is essential to learning a programming language.

Develop classroom materials to go with some demonstrations and videos I have collected

Setup more effective task automation to free mind space for work

Submit one manuscript and have another draft ready with all data processing in reproducible notebooks

Shannon’s Summer Manifesto

Working on my first proposal

  • Setting up my research paperwork so I can start looking into grants

Getting the first chapter of my dissertation ready for submission

  • Hone my figure making skills
  • Learn to talk/write less!!

Actually review what I did right and wrong in my classes

  • Try to keep a doc of these things so I can revisit them.
  • Use more Evernote

Prep for Fall

  • Teaching a new grad class – catastrophic sedimentation (if anyone has ideas, please send them to me!)

FunPaperFriday

This week we read a paper about how cosmic rays could give us new insight into how lighting works. Lots of places have been experiencing storms recently with severe weather and flooding. Lighting can do lots of strange things like explode trees and make glass. It has incredible power in each strike.

Schellart, P., Trinh, T. N. G., Buitink, S., Corstanje, A., Enriquez, J. E., Falcke, H., et al. (2015). Probing Atmospheric Electric Fields in Thunderstorms through Radio Emission from Cosmic-Ray-Induced Air Showers. Physical Review Letters, 114(16), 165001–5. http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.165001

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Episode 16 – “We are scared” Nature Calls

This week John and Shannon discuss going outside and how important it is to our learning processes. Are we suffering from “nature deficit disorder”? We follow up the discussion with a #FunPaperFriday about playing outside.

Fun Paper Friday

Dyment, Janet E. “Green school grounds as sites for outdoor learning: Barriers and opportunities.” International Research in Geographical & Environmental Education 14.1 (2005): 28–45.

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Episode 15 – “If it didn’t, that seismometer probably wasn’t working” The Nepal Earthquake

This week we are joined by a guest co-host in Shannon’s absence. Matt Herman talks to us about the recent earthquake in Nepal. We had to record in an empty classroom, so sorry about the audio quality. We’ll be back to our normal location and setup next week!

Fun Paper Friday

This week we read about a mysterious mist above your coffee and tea. This is a great reason to film your coffee cup!

Umeki, T., Ohata, M., Nakanishi, H., & Ichikawa, M. (2015, January 2). Dynamics of microdroplets over the surface of hot water. arXiv.org. http://doi.org/10.1038/srep08046

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