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How big is a glacier?

This question is similar to asking, “How long is a piece of string?”, because the answer is: “It depends”.  Glaciers are masses of ice that flow slowly under their own weight and persist year to year, so the snow bank remnants around New England are not glaciers.  137 more words


Report on Coastal Storm and Flood Risk in the US North Atlantic Region

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced in a press release that it has just released the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS). The report brought together experts from Federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations and academia, to assess the flood risks facing coastal communities and ecosystems and collaboratively develop a coastal storm risk management framework to address increasing risks, which are driven in part by increased frequency and intensity of storm events and rising sea levels due to a changing climate. 49 more words


Join us on our Kailua Ahupua'a Geology Tour, Sat. Oct. 11, 2014

Kailua Ahupua’a Geology Tour, Sat. Oct. 11, 2014

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A geology tour of the Kailua Ahupua’a, including Kawainui Marsh will be conducted on… 155 more words


Impact of sea level change on coasts: GCSE Geog flipped classroom special

Coasts IGCSE: impacts of sea level change on coasts.

The YouTube video link below is a flipped classroom Sirgeogy special: the idea is that you watch it for homework and then we follow up with some exercises in class.   387 more words


How the first metazoan mass extinction happened

The end-Ordovician mass extinction was the first of five during the Phanerozoic, andthe first that involved multicelled organisms. It happened in two distinct phases that roughly coincided with an intense but short-lived glaciation at the South Pole, then situated within what is now the African continent. 408 more words

Geobiology, Palaeontology, And Evolution

The Lost Lands

Modern-day Climping Beach – once part of the village of Atherington

From tales of Atlantis to the Arthurian romance of Lyonesse, there is no shortage of legends about land that has sunk beneath the waves, but inundations of this kind are not just fantasy.  503 more words

Maritime History

Dawn Raid

I was ‘encouraged’ out of bed at 5am. Do not underestimate how unusual this is; I am not a morning person and this was most definitely still the night before.  518 more words

Isles Of Scilly