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ES 110 Virtual Class Bulletin Board
The following links have been contributed to class discussions by excellent ESU ES110 students over the past few years. But first.....
You'll find a copy of our syllabus here.
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Interested in careers in the Earth Sciences? Career prospects for graduates with training in environmental and geospatial technology are more promising than ever. Career advisors recently listed Geoscientist among the best 25 jobs for college graduates in 2010-2015 (Quinn, 2010). Science Magazine reports that the geospatial industry is expected to grow 9 to 14% per year until 2010 (Fazekas,2005) and the U.S. Department of Labor projects
Employment growth of 18 percent for geoscientists and hydrogeologists , between 2008 and 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations
(U.S. Dept. of Labor, 2010). All three of these sources state that, while entry-level jobs in these fields are available for graduates with B.S degrees, opportunities for job advancement and higher salaries are greater for recipients of M.S. degrees. For more on what geoscientists do, see Geotimes and
Business is Booming...
- So how big is the Universe? Listen closely... Thanks Nicole!
- Watch the trailer for Tar Creek
- Did Dolphins really evolve from Therasips? Read about mammal evolution, here "
- Doug knows it; This may be THE environmental disaster of the decade. See Prison Planet's viewpoint on the Gulf Spill here (and enjoy some "interesting" response comments...hmmm, looks like a job for the Typo Eradication Advancement League
- Fire tornados in Sao Paolo, Brazil . ...not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy. Thanks Zach!
- Happy Earth Day! Photos of recent ice coring in Antartica. Cool!
- How do your pronounce it?? Eyjafjallajokull and a travelers "time out"
- (Contibution from an ES110 graduate!): Did the chilean earthquake really shorten the day's length? maybe...
- Perfect timing: New evidence for the meteorite extinction theory came out this week Thanks Lorie!
- 1,220-pound meteorite found in Kiowa Co., Kansas! See the story: here
- Microraptor zhaoianus! Does the chinese feathered bird-lizard really link dinos to birds? Read all about it here
- Wow, 8.8! Learn more about the Chilean earthquake here
- Tour the The Universe in less than 7 minutes! Check out the new video by the American Museum of Natural History here.
- Wow, new discoveries of old critters continue. Read about the 47-million year old primate here and 4 million year old hominid here
- The latest on Treece Kansas and the tri-state mining legacy.
- OOOooooh. Crystal skulls. Archeologists know that they are carved out of one of your favorite minerals
- Video: Dangers of the Deep
- Weather predictions: solar storm a comin'.....
- 45 minutes from Monica and Edgar's Home in Mexico, the Mexican Geologic Survey is watching Popocatepetl via webcam: here
- Meanwhile, not far away,in Delicias, Mexico, Gyspum crystals bigger than your head at Cueva de los Cristales
- Holy Cow!...This snake's bigger than a school bus and could eat one (a cow, that is) Read about the fossil find in Colombia (Thanks, Clay)
- What is a Fujita EF scale? See the NOAA webpage for an explanation.
- Venturing to Venus! See the latest images in Geotimes
- Wow, The New Madrid Fault is active again. For an excellent detailed discussion of intraplate earthquakes, listen here
- Is what you learned about the U.S. governement and global warming in high school accurate? Some don't think so. See high school activist .
- Lots of rain this spring! Do you live in a floodprone area? Find out . If you live in Douglas County, download the 100-year floodplain maps, here
- antibiotics in drinking water here
- What's the elevation where you live? Find it at: USGS National Map Viewer , terraserver, topozone or KGS Geospatial Community Commons (select "Image Map (DOQQ's and DRG's)" from the "View Online Maps" downdrop menu)
- The world is getting pretty crowded. Check out just how much here
- Could the sun's energy really replace petroleum resources? Read more on photovoltaic cells here
- Read more on the Pluto Controvery here and follow the countdown to New Horizons closest encounter here
- Science Ed majors-- what can you do to encourage your students to study? ChiChing....
- What? Marble in Kansas?? ???
- Who made the list of Forbes' "Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the World"? Geology and Engineering grads, that's who! see part of the story here
- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report was just released. See it here
- Mining in Southeast Kansas
- New Earth's crust! For a window into the Mantle, see Jamie's article: here
- How do you stop a mud volcano? Engineers in Jakarta think they know. See the story here. And just what is a mud volcano anyway????
- Geologic engineers access remote Tibet via rail, but not before addressing PERMAFROST issues.
Read the story in Geotimes here
- Weird volcanic ice sculptures! Check out Eric's find here
- Watch the BBC documentary on the origin of the universe at http://www.jonhs.net/freemovies/space_star_stuff.htmor on google video
- LISTEN to the Aurora Borealis
- Why study the sun?
- Find Bill's planets webpage here
- Websites that might help you with this week's homework assignment: http://terraserver-usa.com/,http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/rt
- Is Earth's magnetic field getting weaker? Watch NOVA online at: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4910237256394002053&q=Nova+PBS&hl=en-CA and decide for yourself.
- Here's proof that basalt flows really did bury San Juan Parangaricurtiro--see Marisa's personal photos here
- Volcano Cam!!
- Will natural methane gas contribute to global warming? Check out Kristy's article here
- Got minerals? How much will you use in your lifetime? Ask the "Mii baby".
- EPA awards 1.25 million for student research on "Sustainability". Find out how you can get a piece of the pie, here
- Water on Earth's moon? Makes sense... See NASA for more
- Water on Saturn's moon, Enceladus? Read about it and see the cool photos sent by Cassini at http://www.solarviews.com/eng/enceladu.htm
- Mudslides in the Phillipines. See the NYTimes articlediscussed in class
- Yikes! Greenland is melting and sea level is rising fast! Read one version of this story at "KU scientists sound the alarm" or listen to another version at npr.org
- Pretty crazy--Derek's new view of the Grand Canyon can be seen here .
- Land subsidence, fires and Hutchison Kansas. Problems with natural gas storage are described at:
http://www.geotimes.org/oct01/feature_kansas.html and photos can be seen at photos
- Midcontinent Salt--more proof that Kansas was once covered by a shallow sea. For more on Kansas' unique salt deposits, see: http://www.geospectra.net/salt/and take a virtual field trip with the ES333 class
- More on nuclear waste storage at Yucca Mountain and Cheryl's thesis can be found at:< a href=" ">
- Mt Augustine erupts again. Check out the latest details at: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Augustine.php
- New Crab Nebula photos from hubble
- New moons of Pluto. Is it a planet or isnt it?? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9878701/
- Kayla meets Geology en route to Sturgis S.D.
- A simple review of human contributions to greenhouse warming can be found at
- What? Meteorites in Kansas?? read all about it
- Kelly's find: Cool !plate tectonics and paleogeography animations
- Photos from Lance's self-guided Blue River Field Trip. Can you see the strata, formations, and chert layers?
- Check out Chris's stuff on Earthquakes in Missouri>here
- NASA Hurricane Rita Models
- Sep 2 USGS Volcanoes Observatory is at:http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/
- Aug 29 Real-time Hurricane Katrina pics can be seen at: www.intellicast.com
- Apr 21. HAPPY EARTH DAY! Yesterday's passage of the Energy Bill in the U.S.
House of Representatives lends controversy to the 35-year anniversary of Earth
Day. Read about the bill we discussed in class at: http://pubs.acs.org/cen/topstory/8116/8116notw2.html.
- Apr 21 HAPPY EARTH DAY! The EPA's website on greenhouse gases that we discused
in class can be found at:http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/kids/gw.html
- Apr 11. The Lehrer Newshour report on global warming can be viewed at: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science/july-dec04/arctic_11-08.html
- Mar 4. Dowload the article on extinction records in rocks from the western
U.S. at GSA TODAY Mar 2005 dinos.pdf
or view the entire contents of GSA TODAY at: <a hef=http://www.geosociety.org/pubs/>http://www.geosociety.org/pubs/.
- Feb 23. Landslide stories that relate to recent record rainfalls in California
can be viewed at: http://www.signonsandiego.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=storms
- Jan 15. Check out the latest photos from Titan here
- Jan 14. Tsunami photos
- You can download the Wall St. Journal articles on the water shortages in
India here and here
- Get the latest updates on recent volcanic activity on Mt. St. Helens :
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