Tags » Earth Science

Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club…photo

Went to the Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club show this weekend and found this beautiful green hued peridot rock with crystal embedded from the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona. 51 more words

Alaska's Good Friday quake, tsunami, providing lessons 51 years later

On an evening just like this 51 years ago, the largest earthquake ever recorded in North America struck near Prince William Sound in southeast Alaska. The 9.2 Good Friday earthquake destroyed buildings and infrastructure in Alaska as it shook for almost four-and-a-half minutes and resulted in 131 deaths. 349 more words


Spring is Finally Here...Maybe

The above region depicted in the image above should be familiar to most of us in the United States. The blue “veins” are the regional arteries of part of our nation’s transportation network. 504 more words


Acidification of the Ocean

Global warming seems to be a thing, am I right?  Well if you ask the majority of scientists they say YES!  When carbon dioxide (CO2) absorbs by seawater, it changes it.   161 more words

Valles Caldera Adventure

The great thing about taking an Earth Sciences class in New Mexico is that this state seems to have almost every kind of Earth Science! Oceans are the obvious exception to this, but fortunately Ms. 522 more words

Experiential Learning

Measuring Soil Moisture, from Outer Space

The headlines in space news are all about Mars these days, but NASA is doing some seriously cool science here on Earth too. This last January NASA launched SMAP, a satellite designed to measure soil moisture from orbit. 278 more words


Living on a Sphere

If the earth were flat, she would be half as much fun. The grassy slope would always have the same orientation to the sun, for one thing. 99 more words