Aran Islands, Ireland

The Aran Islands just off the coast of Ireland left geologists puzzled for a while now. On top of this cliff huge boulders are found. Up to now the only explanation for waves energetic […]

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My Interview with the EAGE about the Way of the Geophysicist

The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) interviewed me. It appears in the 2015 edition of their student newsletter. My fellow students already asked me about it and now you can read it […]

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Today I want to be Canadian

I love travelling. Collecting stamps in my passport is a souvenir that is precious to me and so far I have kept my passports and the memories it contains. But today I more […]

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Melting drones on Vanuatu – Amazing footage from an active volcano

Recent advances in technology have made drones available to the general public. And as nerds go, they have found brilliant ways to use these. Flying a drone with a camera into a volcano […]

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I’m done! – Das Studium gilt als bestanden.

My last post has been a while, but for a good reason. Das Studium gilt als bestanden. Is German and means “You passed your studies”. So now I have all my paperwork gathered up […]

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Artificial lava meets ice and water

A team of scientists and artists pour molten basalt into ice and water. When artificial lava meets ice, spectacular images are created. See for yourself and marvel at the explanation of F Yeah […]

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The subjective science of seismic interpretation

The final step in the work with seismic data is seismic interpretation. In a scientific field called geophysics, interpretation sounds highly subjective; Very different from the usual statistics, ray and wave phenomenae. This […]

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Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand

There are a couple of places in this world, I really would like to see. A friend just added the Moeraki Boulders to this list, posting it to facebook. These are spherical boulders […]

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The horrors of writing on a thesis

This is my life in 4 panels right now: Courtesy of Jorge Cham Also check out the other PHD comics, they’re amazing if you’re in grad school.

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New on StackExchange: Temporal Resolution of Seismic data

Radius of the Fresnel zone is given by where v: velocity of layer : two way travel time :dominant frequency in the spectrum This shows that high frequencies give better resolution than lower […]

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