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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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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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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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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To what accuracy and precision do we know the volume of the Earth?

Satellites such as GOCE and GRACE measure the geoid with unprecedented accuracy. Altimeters can determine local surface elevation with millimetre-precision. This makes me wonder: to what precision and accuracy can we measure (or […]

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Dante’s Peak investigated

Dante’s Peak, one of those disaster movies that you either love or hate. Pierce Brosnan saves a dog from Old Smokey tantrum. In the role of a volcanologist we get quite a bit […]

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Fly over Bardabunga

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Shock Waves on Tavurvur – Volcano Monday

The shock wave on the Tavurvur volcano in Papua New Guinea is really quite impressive!

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