Monthly Archives: July 2015

Episode 28 – “You can tag your abstract with emoji. Wait, what?”

This week we get ready for conference abstract deadlines and talk about how we prepare abstracts. Everyone is finally back in town, but not for long!

  • Pluto show next week!
  • Abstract deadlines: AGU 8/5, GSA 8/11
  • GSA, new topical abstracts (search visually by emoji!)

How we prepare to write abstracts

  • Choosing the topical material. When do you stop reporting on research?*
  • Think about what session to submit to
  • Mind maps
  • Outlines
  • Stream of conscience writing
  • Abstract Madlibs
  • Don’t do this steps hours before it is due. Leave days to mull it over
  • How preliminary is your data? Is it ready for an abstract?

Writing the abstract

  • Check the conference guidelines… then check them again.
  • Open an editor. John uses plain text editors initially.
  • Send it around for others to look at
  • Decide on authorship early

Tools for collaborating (a whole other show)

  • Google docs
  • Word/dropbox
  • Evernote (although everyone involved needs premium)
  • Email… if you do this, please don’t admit it

Other Notes

Problems

  • How to pick a session (look for others you know?)
  • Submission system crashing
  • Getting people to edit it!
  • Over-reporting

Fun Paper Friday

This week we read about recovering old sounds from recordings with a microscope. Also hearing cursing at lab instruments in the old days. Nothing changes.

A Sweet Sound: Physicists Reconstruct Primitive Recordings

Applied Science SEM vinyl image

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Episode 27 – “They are terrifying” a volcanic road trip

Shannon hits the road again, so we talk about volcanics, earthquakes, and other disasters that can occur in the pacific northwest. We even talk about native stories of earthquakes and tsunamis.

Fun Paper Friday

When could Yellowstone erupt again? This week’s fun paper examines magma chamber refueling. Lots of neat geochemical profiles and diffusion techniques.

Till, Christy B., Jorge A. Vazquez, and Jeremy W. Boyce. “Months between rejuvenation and volcanic eruption at Yellowstone caldera, Wyoming.” Geology (2015): G36862–1.

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Episode 26 – “Can I speak to your online librarian?” Top 10 Google Tips

Top 10 Google Search Tips

  • Use the tabs
  • Use quotes
  • Exclude results with –
  • Google Scholar
  • Broaden the scope of your search by removing words
  • Think like the person writing the article
  • Search for a filetype:
  • Use Google Books
  • Use the forums
  • Mine references and link lists

Other Links

Fun Paper Friday

Maher Al-Dayeh & Neal Evans. Acoustic imaging of thunder from rocket-triggered lightning. 2015 Joint Assembly of American and Canadian Geophysical Societies. Abstract # AS31A–07

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Episode 25 – “Scientists studying scientists” with Dr. Elizabeth Seiver

Join John and special guest Dr. Elizabeth Seiver of PLOS (Public Library of Science) in Austin, TX at the scientific Python (SciPy) conference to talk open science and geek tools! Sorry for the slight echo in the room, we did what we could with the audio!

#FunPaperFriday

Keller, Joseph B. “Ponytail motion.” SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics 70.7 (2010): 2667–2672.

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Keyboard Maestro Todo List:

# This week’s list
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## %ICUDateTimePlus%7%Days%EEE MMMM dd%
1. Create next week’s list
## %ICUDateTimePlus%8%Days%EEE MMMM dd%
## %ICUDateTimePlus%9%Days%EEE MMMM dd%
## %ICUDateTimePlus%10%Days%EEE MMMM dd%
## %ICUDateTimePlus%11%Days%EEE MMMM dd%
1. Weekly review and summary
2. Create next week’s plan
3. Read all inbox folders
## Notes
## Last week [[To do: %ICUDateTime%yyyy ‘Week’ ww%]]
## Next week [[To do: %ICUDateTimePlus%2%Week%yyyy ‘Week’ ww%]]

 


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Episode 24 – “Are you staying with Doc Brown?”

John is on the road headed to the SciPy conference and Shannon is done with field camp. Join us to hear the wrap up and talk about how geology was used strategically in the Revolutionary War on this fourth of July weekend episode.

Fun Paper Friday

This week we learn about perchlorate from fireworks and how long it can reside in lakes.

Wilkin, R. T., Fine, D. D., & Burnett, N. G. (2007). Perchlorate Behavior in a Municipal Lake Following Fireworks Displays. Environmental Science & Technology, 41(11), 3966–3971. http://doi.org/10.1021/es0700698

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