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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Zooniverse - Real Science Online

A friend of mine recommended this site (Thanks Rick!). The Zooniverse is a collection of web-based citizen science projects that use the efforts of volunteers to help researchers deal with the flood of data that confronts them. CLICK HERE to access the site. I haven't had time to look it over real closely. You need to set up an account, log in, etc. On the surface it looks really interesting. Let me know what you think.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Solar Eclipse as Viewed From Geostationary Satellite

CLICK HERE to see the shadow of the Moon move across Earth's surface during the solar eclipse of November 3, 2013. The photo shown here was taken from the MIR in 1999. Here is another website with nice images of shadows of the Moon on Earth's surface as viewed from space.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan - Interactive Before and After Photos + Two Videos

CLICK HERE to access the site, which includes two videos ("Aftermath" and "Haiyan's Approach") as well as the interactive photos.

Also, check out this animation of a storm surge from NOAA. - CLICK HERE

On a another note, this week's NOVA on PBS looks interesting - Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Great Example of Differential Weathering

This photo, taken in the White Cliffs area along the Missouri River in central Montana, shows a friend standing near a concretion. Concretions are typically formed in sandstone such as the Eagle sandstone (Cretaceous age), which makes up the cliffs here as well as those along the Yellowstone River in the Billings area, including the "Rimrocks". Watch the short presentation below to see how differential weathering exposes them. To learn much more about how concretions form, CLICK HERE.

See more photos from our October trip through the White Cliffs.

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