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Geoscience outreach at graduate level
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Dynamic topography vs. isostasy: The importance of definitions
Fig. 1. Airy isostatic model: every column of rock above the compensation level should have the same weight. High topography is compensated by a mass deficit at the base of the crust (crustal root)  The term 'Dynamic Topography' is one of the top trending t...

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Tomanowos - the rock involving space science, megafloods, and idiocy
Last week I had the opportunity to be at the American Museum of National History ( AMNH ) and face the rock with the most fascinating story on Earth:  Tomanowos, the visitor from the sky, also known as the Willamette meteorite.  Supernovas spread throughout...

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Glacier retreat in southern Iceland
Looking at old pictures, I realise that I had a first-hand glance at the retreat of the Jökulsárlón glacier (S. Iceland) back in 2013. I took these two pictures from the same spot with 18 years of time lag. Although the first one is taken in August and acco...

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the fastest bedrock erosion rate in the planet

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Extreme Geodynamics at the Tsangpo Gorge
If you aim at understanding what shapes the surface of the Earth, the Tsangpo Gorge will inevitably become one of your favorite places in the world. This is the place where bedrock is being eroded at the fastest measured rate of nearly 1 mm/yr. The uncommon...
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