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We're #volcano scientists – here are six volcanoes we'll be watching out for in #2018 | @ConversationUS

After a brief primer on observed volcanic activity and a comparison of historic Tambora and Toba eruptions, three scientists share six volcanoes--from Kirishima, Japan to Kilauea, US--to watch during 2018

Marie Tharp: Uncovering the Secrets of the Ocean Floor - with Helen Czerski | The Royal Institution

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 Continental drift is common knowledge now, but when the idea was first proposed it was revolutionary. Helen Czerski tells the story of how the maps of one of history's finest cartographers shifted our view of the planet (4:32 video). 

#Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison @BlackCanyonNPS | EPOD @EarthPic | #geology #landform

This Earth Science Picture of the Day has two images of the canyon and describes its formation by Ray Boren.

Flume – Low head dam installation effects on coarse sediment transport | SERC media

Geomorpholgy of a river: What happens when you install a dam and how the sediment transport changes.

What Are You Flying Over? This #Geoscience #MobileApp Will Tell You | @SmithsonianMag

An article describing the start and functions of the Univerity of Minnesota's Flyover Country app. Using GPS, offline geologic maps and interactive points of interests reveal the locations of paleontological and georeferenced Wikipedia articles from your airplane window seat, vehichle or trail. The app was developed by a UMD geology student.

How Large Can #Crystals Grow? | @Forbes | #minerals

An article providing examples of several large mineral crystals found in the context of Jules Verne's A Jouney to the Center of the Earth.

Geology | Minnesota River Basin Data Center | #MN #glacial #geology #landscape #videos

An "Ask an Expert" page listing 10 short videos of the geology of the Minnesota River Basin by Dr. Carrie Jennings, a glacial geologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Topics include: Story of Lake Aggasiz and Glacial River Warren; geology and water quality; some of Earth's oldest rocks; What is a glacial moraine?; and the bend in the Minnesota River Valley. Additional resource links to: 360 panoramic view; flash animations on MN glaciation and River Warren and valley formation; and a pdf on a DNR excerpt on the Geology of the Minnesota River Basin.

Accessing Minnesota's Geological Data using ArcGIS On line | #MN #geology #GIS

Access Minnesota's geological data in one site--from a state geologic map to a 3D outcrop of the Platteville Fm. An ESRI story map.