Seething History

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A Scripps team captures gases emitted from Iceland's volcanoes to plumb the island's geologic roots and address hot scientific debates.

http://explorations.ucsd.edu/Features/2009/Seething_History/

Bears Cave - Pestera Ursilor

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Presentation of Bears Cave situated in Apuseni mountains - Romania

Creative Commons Licensing and Non-Creative Geographic Data

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Primer on Creative Commons (CC) Licensing, an explanation as to why traditional CC licenses are often inappropriate for use with scientific and technical data such as geographic data, and a suggested legal alternative for providing open access to such data.

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis - John Mayhew

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Goodness-of-fit Criteria for Broadband Synthetic Seismograms, With Application to the 2008 Mw5.4 Chino Hills, CA, Earthquake: John Mayhew, M.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University, Advisor Dr. Kim Bak Olsen - We present a goodness-of-fit measure for broadband ground motion time histories. As is the case with the goodness-of-fit measure proposed by Anderson (2004), our method includes a set of user-weighted metrics such as peak ground motions, response...

Fine Details

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Scripps researchers tackle the holy grail of climate change modeling -- What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens on the way there is a different story. As imaged by Lynn Russell, a professor of atmospheric chemistry at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, and her team, air blown by winds between San Diego and Las Vegas gives the road to Sin City a distinctive look. http://explorations.ucsd.edu/Features/2009/Fine_Details/

Birth of an Ocean

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Scripps scientists explore the Gulf of California to uncover its rich geological history and new ocean crust emerging from the seafloor -- The Sea of Cortez, or Gulf of California as it is known in the United States, is rich in history, which began long before John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts' chronicled their seagoing accounts in 1940's Log from the Sea of Cortez. http://explorations.ucsd.edu/Features/2009/Birth_of_an_Ocean/