/r/EarthScience

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A subreddit for anything having to do with Earth Sciences, including geology, geophysics, glaciology, volcanology and more!

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/r/EarthScience is for news, articles, and discussion regarding the earth sciences, including Geology, Geophysics, Volcanology, Glaciology, Geoarchaeology, Geochronology, Environmental Geology, Biogeochemistry and more.

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Fun Earth Science Labs/Projects

Hey all.

I'm just starting a short unit on space/Earth science with my middle schoolers.

Can anyone think of a good lab or activity that they might find interesting right off the bat? Something that doesn't require a lot of knowledge ahead of time?

I was thinking of a mineral ID lab.. but I haven't really taught them anything about minerals or rocks yet.. amd that's not exactly a super exciting topic.

Literally, all they've done so far is watched a video and discussed The Big Bang and How Earth Formed.

Thanks in advance! Any ideas are appreciated!

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2024/05/13
21:08 UTC

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satellite to determine road condition

I want to conduct a study to determine road conditions and detect change using NASA’s Earth Observation Satellite (EOS) data. Which EOS data would be best to use ? Any advice is appreciate. I am learning how to use Google Earth Engine to collect, analyze, and visualize data.

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2024/05/12
01:35 UTC

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Can someone tell me how this happens?

Sand and shells fused together? Hope I’m in the right place.

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2024/05/09
02:26 UTC

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Negative porosity?

Hey Guys. I'm no reservoir geology specialist, but for my research I do have to look at some logs. The neutron porosity log has a scale from 42 to -18 PU (%). How can a rock have a negative porosity?

Thanks in advance!

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2024/05/08
22:26 UTC

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Do you know web link to Large working physical model of water flow and cloud formation on the table, powered by infrasonic transducers - presented at UNFCCC Climate Summit about 2019 ?

Large working physical model of water flow and cloud formation on the table, powered by infrasonic transducers - presented at UNFCCC Climate Summit

https://earthscience.stackexchange.com/questions/26185/large-working-model-of-water-flow-and-cloud-formation-on-the-table-powered-by-i

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2024/05/04
14:10 UTC

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which is better: portrait of a planet or Tarbuck earth science

I am trying to learn about Earth Science for USESO, does anyone know which one is best for me?

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2024/04/30
00:15 UTC

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Role of geophysics in natural disaster mitigation?

Hi there. I’ve got an integrated masters in geology. My masters dissertation was in landslide simulation, and I have always been very interested in natural disaster mitigation. I’m currently working as a shallow marine geophysicist, and am curious in the application of geophysics within natural disaster mitigation. Anyone have experience in this? Any career paths, or would it lie only within academia?

Cheers :)

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2024/04/24
14:11 UTC

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In my #earthscience bag

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2024/04/20
11:35 UTC

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What is the highest sea level has been since the end of the Last Interglacial? Is it now?

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2024/04/19
18:40 UTC

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Marine fossil record reveals climate change insights

A recent analysis of the fossil record has shown that marine plankton may be the newest candidate to act as an oceanic early alert system.

The study was the first to explore how biodiversity among marine plankton groups has changed over the last 66 million years on a global, spatial scale using a single database. Overall, researchers found that changes to community structure take place long before mass extinction occurs--leading to the possibility that marine plankton could function as an early alert system when it comes to the impact of climate change.

Story: https://www.uvic.ca/news/topics/2024+marine-fossil-record+media-release

Paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-024-07337-9

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2024/04/17
21:40 UTC

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How much oil do we actually have?

People have been yelling about it being used up since at least the 70s and we still seem to have trillions of tons of it k the ground.

Additionally, do we have any idea just how many dinosaur bones are out there? Since they’re a chief component of it?

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2024/04/15
19:39 UTC

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ECLIPSE APRIL 8TH PHOTOS

Here is one I took.

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2024/04/11
23:31 UTC

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Total Solar Eclipse 2024

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2024/04/09
06:06 UTC

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Well known UK unis?

Hi there I want to apply to the UK for a masters in earth science in the future, I have broad interests and am currently doing my undergrad in the US and love volcanology, climate science, and earth system science in general. I’m trying to scope what the best/most respected UK unis are for earth science besides Oxford and Cambridge are. What are your thoughts!

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2024/04/08
22:32 UTC

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Publishing my undergraduate thesis: Yah or Nah?

Hello Everyone, I recently graduated and earned my bachelor's degree in Earth Science with a major in Applied Geology and I'm looking to publish my undergraduate thesis. I've been looking into submitting abstracts for conferences as well as submitting to peer-reviewed journals.

What advice or guidance would you give someone looking to publish his undergraduate thesis? For those interested, the thesis was on "Supplementing Traditional Geological Mapping with Drone Mapping - Frontier Testing with Quartzites and Phyllites"

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2024/04/03
21:39 UTC

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Can quartz grow in moist caves?

Straightforward answers are preferred, please. Thank you!

3 Comments
2024/03/27
14:35 UTC

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Facebook ignorance

I know that there's no winning with someone like this, but honestly I have no idea what this dude is trying to say with his last comment. This conversation/comment thread stems from a post about a fossil found in ND. Suggestions for a response?

3 Comments
2024/03/23
06:30 UTC

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Cool new explanation for why sand dunes form

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2024/03/21
12:59 UTC

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The earth's ocean

I don't know, maybe this is a dumb question but the curiosity has had me brain storming what makes the ocean look this way in some areas. What are this big ripples in the ocean that make it look this way? Are they gigantic waves? Is it like some kind of hills/ mountains, things of that nature that create these weird-like patterns in this large body of water?

Enlighten me....anyone?

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2024/03/18
15:29 UTC

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Confused about the pole switch

So when the poles do begin to switch will how long will the power grid be unusable like will the poles switch fast or will it take a while

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2024/03/17
05:02 UTC

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Python and R SDK for replicating papers

I'm working on replicating a few papers that I find interesting and I'm thinking about putting them behind a Python and R SDK for others to access.

Ideally, you can just pass the name of the paper to the SDK and it can reproduce the analysis and figures on a particular dataset within a Jupyter Notebook or R studio.

Here's a example of what I'm thinking about making: https://github.com/Osyris-Tech/Paper-Disappearing-Cities-On-Us-Coasts/blob/main/README.md

Thoughts/ideas on this?

I'm also taking requests for papers anyone wants replicated.

8 Comments
2024/03/16
22:02 UTC

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Call for Applications: NASA Science Explorer (SciX) Ambassador Program

Ambassadors will work with the NASA SciX team to introduce the NASA Science Explorer digital library to new audiences. Their leadership will drive discussions, organize events, and provide mentorship to fellow researchers, contributing to the advancement of open science.

In recognition of their contributions, ambassadors will receive community outreach training, visibility and recognition for their contributions as a NASA SciX community leader, and financial support to attend in-person trainings at the Harvard & Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and other conferences where they will present on NASA SciX and their research.

The program is seeking applicants from diverse fields including Astrophysics, Planetary Science, Earth Science, Heliophysics, and Biological & Physical Sciences. Early career researchers (including graduate students) and applicants that identify with underrepresented groups in STEM are highly encouraged to apply.

Learn more & apply at https://s.si.edu/49toRUq.

Application deadline is April 4, 2024. Decisions by mid-April.

Find SciX here: https://SciXplorer.org

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2024/03/11
16:51 UTC

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Is it possible to change a field within earth sciences in PhD?

Hello everyone! I am a first-year master student, and I am currently working on my thesis. The topic is mostly related to sedimentology and coastal engineering, and I like it because I have a golden opportunity to hone new useful skills that, I guess, are also transferable. However, during my studies, I took a course in glaciology, and I became really interested in it. I do not think it would be a reasonable idea to change my master's project to be involved in something glacier-related instead because, firstly, I am interested in my project as well, and, secondly, I have already done a significant part of it, so it would be stupid to step back. But I am now thinking of transferring to glaciology during my PhD studies. I have always wanted to do a PhD, and now I can more or less outline my scientific interests. So, I would like to ask, is it possible to change a field in my PhD given that I already have some knowledge of glaciology? I am also planning to take a 4-5 year break after graduation to find a research-based job where I could learn more about glacier monitoring and modeling. Will it also be helpful? Thank you in advance!

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2024/03/06
00:44 UTC

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