Wednesday
Jan222014

Visualization fail

Every atlas you ever see shows water as blue and ice as white. But that is not so in this graphic which appeared in the WSJ. True, a legend is presented which makes this technically "OK" but it does not pass muster in terms of communication between scientists and the public.

 

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304419104579327080922491524?KEYWORDS=great+lakes+ice

Wednesday
Jul032013

Livermore develops the world's deepest ERT imaging system for CO2 sequestration

Another cool development.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has posted images from the world's deepest Electrical Resistance Tomography (ERT) system. It is used to develop time-lapse images of the injection of CO2 at depths over 10,000 feet in an oil and gas field in Cranfield, Miss. Be sure to watch the movie.
Tuesday
Jun042013

Amelia Earhart Plane Wreckage Spotted in Sonar Image, Expert Suggests

This is the really cool stuff; the integration of technology, maps, exploration, success and failure...

Anomaly

"A team of historical sleuths believe they have found a clue to what happened to famed aviator Amelia Earhart, claiming sonar may have picked up an image of her wrecked plane off an underwater cliff in the Pacific."

http://tighar.org/

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/05/amelia-earhart-plane-wreckage-spotted-in-sonar-image-expert-suggests/

Tuesday
Mar262013

Indiana Water Resources Association Symposium

Xenon Geosciences will present "Groundwater Resource Exploration: A review of geological and geophysical methods and case studies" at the Indiana Water Resources Symposium in June.

Tuesday
Mar052013

Score one for old school geologists

The Wall Street Journal today has a cover story about the value of "old school" geology, which apparently means getting out to the field and looking at rocks. Jolly good. But I wish they would do away with the divining rods...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424...
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