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Ron Schott
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Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Geology through Google Glass FTW!
My #egg finding adventure in Mongolia through +Google Glass.

These are fossil eggs of a dinosaur called Oviraptor ("egg thief") from about 70 million years ago. The video also shows how paleontologists package and transport fossils from middle of nowhere. #HappyEaster  

+Google Glass +Tifg Insight +American Museum of Natural History 
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#TBT — Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (1969-1971)

A throwback photo of the Mauna Ulu eruption of Kilauea Volcano. Puu Huluhulu, with Mauna Ulu fountain about 1500 feet high in the background. Photo by H. Schmincke, December 30, 1969.

#USGS #ThrowBackThursday #science #volcanoes #volcano #lava #magma #scientist #Hawaii #historical #history #naturalhazards
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The abundance of different elements.

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Count this as another view I'd love to see in real life.
The jagged peaks of Torres del Paine in Patagonia, Chile have long been one of the most popular and beautiful destinations in the world. With 935 square miles of roaring rivers, crumbling glaciers, windswept steppes and dense forests, this national park attracts visitors from around the world who are eager to scale its peaks and experience the magnificent landscape.

#Chile   #Patagonia  
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Spectacular recumbent folds!
Every now and then we are fortunate enough to come across some amazing exposure. Having got thoroughly lost we stumbled across this recumbent fold with fantastically displayed 'm' folds. Closer inspection reveals 's' folds, 'z' folds and parasitic folds. Our structural geologist had a wonderful time. 
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Flying a $1500 drone into an active volcano: NUTS!

Getting lucky and bringing back the footage to post on the internet: PRICELESS
DJI Phantom Flying Into Volcano

Yeah....nuff said. Just watch this video and be amazed. Not really sure how this guy didn't lose his drone with all that lava flying toward it. Simply amazing!

Thanks to +John De Bord for the find!

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This week marks the 3rd anniversary of the Kamoamoa fissure eruption on Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone. The first sign of the impending activity was the collapse of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater floor on March 5, 2011.
#volcano   #eruption   #Hawaii   #HVO   #Kamoamoa  
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Rio de San Felipe Ingress Portal

No other players in sight... and nowhere to hide, either.
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Geology Professor
  • Bakersfield College
    Associate Professor of Geology, 2012 - present
  • Freelance Geologist, GigaPanner & Educator
    Explorer, 2011 - 2012
  • Fort Hays State University
    Assistant Professor of Geology, 2004 - 2011
  • Lake Superior State University
    Assistant Professor of Geology, 2001 - 2004
  • Western Kentucky University
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology, 2000 - 2001
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Instructor of Geology, 1998 - 2000
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    Instructor of Geology, 1997 - 1998
  • Northeast Illinois University
    Instructor of Geology, 1997 - 1997
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Hays, KS - Oradell, NJ - Hamilton, NY - Madison, WI - Bowling Green, KY - Sault Ste. Marie, MI - Salt Point State Park, CA
Geologist, GigaPan Photographer, Educator, Alpha Geek
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    M.S, Ph.D. Major: Geology; Minor: Geophysics, 1991 - 2000
  • Colgate University
    B.A. Major: Geology; Minor: Mathematics, 1987 - 1991
  • River Dell Regional High School
    1981 - 1987
  • Oradell Public School
    1974 - 1981
  • Colgate University
    1988 - 1993
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Gigapan Hackathon and Map View Release

The Gigapan web team came together last Thursday to participate in our first ever hackathon. Our goal was to add new value to the website, d

Written In Stone...seen through my lens: A Curious Intra-Formational, An...

Geology is all around us, scarcely thought of as we go about our lives. Yet, it affects everything we do as a civilization, as a society and

You Can’t Quit, Google Reader, Because I Already Fired You | TechCrunch

Google Reader is dying come Monday, and the whole Internet is sad. I'm not sad. I won't miss it at all. I used to use Google Reader a lot, a

2013 International Ichnofabric Workshop: Çanakkale, Turkey | Life Traces...

After a week of traveling and “touristing” in Turkey with my wife Ruth, which included a 16+ hour overnight bus ride from Goreme to Çanakkal

Earthquakes and Solar Activity? Nope.

In a recent paper in Geophysical Research Letters, a pair of researchers finally had had enough of inconclusive, less-than-rigorous papers,

Arizona mining photos and reports posted in MSHA Digital Library

The Mining Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) has a large repository of publications, reports, and photos in their online Digital Library

Outside The Interzone: Geo 365: June 29, Day 179: Tidepools and Wave-Cut...

Looking roughly south to southeast from the deck at the top of the stair to the beach, we're overlooking the wave-cut platform and tidepools

Terrestrial paleoenvironmental reconstructions indicate transient peak w...

Abstract Major changes in climate and ecology occurred during the early Eocene climatic optimum, sometime between 52 and 50 Ma. Recent work

Interaction between deformation and magma extraction in migmatites: Exam...

Abstract Migmatite terranes are structurally complex because of strong rheological contrast between layers with different melt contents and

Strain partitioning in accretionary orogens, and its effects on orogenic...

Abstract Changes in relative plate motions during the construction of accretionary orogens generally result in varying structural styles alo

A decoupled kinematic model for active normal faults: Insights from the ...

Abstract A significant uncertainty exists in the definition of both surface pattern and subsurface continuity (i.e., coupling vs. decoupling

Physical characteristics of kimberlite and basaltic intraplate volcanism...

Abstract We assess bias in the record of kimberlite volcanism by using newly acquired size data on more than 900 kimberlite bodies from 12 k

June 29, 1863: Mount Dana

Camp 118 Professor Whitney was not well [yesterday], so he did not go up, but on our return we gave him such a glowing description, and as w

Geology in Motion: What's up with the weather in the Pacific Northwest?

This blog provides commentary on interesting geological events occurring around the world in the context of my own work. This work is, broad

Linking offshore stratigraphy to onshore paleotopography: The Late Juras...

Abstract The temporal link between onshore topography and offshore stratigraphy is of key importance for understanding the long-term develop

Covariation of climate and long-term erosion rates across a steep rainfa...

Abstract Erosion of volcanic ocean islands creates dramatic landscapes, modulates Earth’s carbon cycle, and delivers sediment to coasts and

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