SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Shawn Wright

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TIR spectroscopy of shocked Deccan basalt: Implications for Mars and Martian meteorites: Shawn Wright, Institute of Meteoritics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico - Hundreds of thousands of impact craters dominate the surfaces of the Moon, Mercury, and Mars. There exists much geomorphic and spectral evidence for basalt on those surfaces, so basaltic target rocks are most likely common. However, little work has been done on the thermal infrared (TIR)...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Brandon Browne

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Not-So-Simple Cinder Cone Plumbing Systems: Examples From the Sierra Nevada - Brandon Browne, Department of Geological Sciences, California State University Fullerton: Cinder cones situated in continental monogenetic volcanic fields are generally thought to erupt single magma batches over short periods of time. However, field mapping efforts combined with petrologic, geochemical, and thermobarometric analysis of erupted products from two unrelated volcanic fields in California (Red Cones, 5...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - David King

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The Cretaceous-Paleogene ("KT") Boundary In Belize and Alabama - David T. King, Jr., Department of Geology and Geography, Auburn University, Alabama: Belize - At Albion Island in northern Belize, Cretaceous-Paleogene (KT) boundary deposits, also known as the Albion formation, rest upon karsted and fractured Maastrichtian dolostones. These deposits consist of a basal impactoclastic clay layer (~ 1 to 2-m thick) and an upper carbonate-rich, coarse impactoclastic breccia layer (up to 15-m...

Calit2 Bluff Erosion Project

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The cliffs along the San Diego coastline are more than just fodder for picture postcards — a number of residential homes sit perched atop them, and in certain areas, the railroad tracks that serve Amtrak and County Coaster come within several feet of the cliff edge.

Getting Started with Ecological Metadata Language - Using Morpho

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You want to create a metadata record that describes your Ecological Data set. You want this metadata document to be standardized for easy sharing - and you thought that you would use the Ecological Metadata Language (EML). One way to create EML records is using Morpho. Morphos is free, download it from the "ecoinformatics.org" site and use this video-tutorial to see how you can use Morpho.

Getting started with the Ecological Metadata Language

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This short clip shows you how to use Ecological Metadata Language to document your ecological data.
Specifically, it tells you how to download EML, what tools can you use to edit/enter EML metadata, and as an example, it shows how you would use oXygen to create a simple EML document, that is, a metadata record with very basic info such as a title, an abstract, contact info for the organization owning the data set and the point of contact information.