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This is a beautiful picture of a rip.
I grew up near the beach and studied coastal geomorphology for a few years - beaches are lovely symbiotic systems where the weather influences the currents and the currents influence the shape of the beach and the shape of the beach influences the currents.
Anyway.  Being able to identify rips is important.  Being able to identify the factors that may cause one to form quickly would be even better.
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Rip currents are the major natural hazard on Australian beaches accounting for around 90% of the rescues and are responsible for at least 21 drownings on average per year according to Life Saving Australia.

 On average rip currents result in more deaths each year than sharks, bushfires, floods and cyclones combined.

Yet, the most dangerous type of rip current, the flash rip, is poorly understood with no research being conducted on the phenomenon in the southern hemisphere, until now.

Original publication - http://www98.griffith.edu.au/dspace/bitstream/handle/10072/56131/89654_1.pdf?sequence=1
Rip currents are the major natural hazard on Australian beaches accounting for around 90% of the rescues and are responsible for at least 21 drownings on average per year according to Life Saving Australia. On ...
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It's funny. This discussion brought back a memory I hadn't thought about in ages. My first experience of Australians was lifeguard related. Back in late 1972 or early '73 my girlfriend and I were studying Australia with the idea that we might emigrate there. And she noticed in the newspaper that a team of Australian lifeguards had arrived in Santa Monica, California for a lifeguard competition. So one evening we went down to the bar where these guys were hanging out and mingled with them. We had a lot of fun and I remember that I could hardly understand a thing they were saying. What the hell kind of an accent is this? I'd traveled Europe, spoke three languages at the time, and never heard anything like it. Today I have no trouble at all. Hahaha. Crazy bunch of guys they were.
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This gives some idea of the physical (not human) extent of the earthquake in Nepal.  A metre's worth of displacement is huge.
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Sentinel satellite reveals Nepal quake movement
By Jonathan Amos - BBC Science Correspondent
29 April 2015

Europe's Sentinel-1a satellite has got its first good look at the aftermath of Saturday's big quake in Nepal.
The radar spacecraft is able to sense ground movement by comparing before and after imagery acquired from orbit.
Scientists turn this information into an interferogram - a colourful, but highly technical, representation of the displacement that occurs on a fault.
Europe's Sentinel-1a satellite gets its first good look at the aftermath of Saturday's big quake in Nepal.
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More from the Afternoon Map.
These are beautiful propaganda maps of Palestine.
Maps always have a message.  This one is just more blatant than your average street map :)
Another in our series of series of guest posts on Palestine from Zach Foster A generation ago, historians considered the decade and a half between the 1948 War and the establishment of the PLO in 1964 the “lost years.” ...
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And now for something a little fluffier!
 
Good night Luvilees!

Gif for no reason.
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I put this post in it's own tab in Chrome for today.....every time I need a break, I open it and just watch. LOL
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I think I may have to try making these.
I suspect I't be very popular with my boys...
The original Year of Slow Cooking site (CrockPot 365) by slow-cooking expert Stephanie O'Dea
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I think the statement is too generic. Some jobs are crap but pay well to compensate. Some are crap and pay badly but they can still find people to fill them. Some are crap because of one or two people who will NEVER go.
I think the "dream job" comes from focusing on the plusses rather than the minuses.

I remember thinking when we went for my wife's ultrasound for our son, that job would be good...except for the days when you spot the "bad news" on the scan. And that would be hellish.
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I don't really like the term 'de-risking' but this is an interesting story about using big data to identify potential archaeology sites as a risk to infrastructure work.
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Yes!  That looks like so much fun!!
 
The Trailer for Beyond the Brick Reminds Us Why We Love Legos

Awesome trailer ... Now I have to watch this when it comes out!

( Full Story - http://goo.gl/QnJoPu )

#LEGO   #Toys   #Trailer   #Documentary  
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Hi Geo Geeks!
CIO Review magazine just had an issue all about GIS.
Smack bang on the front cover - Voyager.
This is a tool we've just implemented at work, and with a few provisos, we're pretty happy.
Anyway, it's pretty unusual to see GIS splashed over the cover of anything outside the usual trade magazines.  Enjoy!
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This was the first thing I read this morning.
I kind of wish I hadn't.
But can I make a suggestion?  Surely the author's names should be redacted before sending a study for peer review.
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I know. Removing them at the assessment stage is putting up with the sexism imo and allowing it to continue.
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+Kristin Milton Hahaha. I was not aware of that quote. I'm stealin' it. (with proper attribution, of course.)
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Hopeful stuff about government data publishing!
(Perish the thought)
Further developments in this vein include the new NASA data portal - via Socrata, so every dataset has an API you can use to interact.  You don't have to download it any more.
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