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Bob Libra
Worked at Iowa Geological Survey
Attended Indiana University
Lives in Iowa City, IA
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This started running through my brain while watching Trump last night. #trump  
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wow - have not heard that in many a year
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For the first time in a century, the Cincinnati Enquirer endorses a Democrat for president. Read it: they endorse in no uncertain terms. #clinton  
Donald Trump would further divide our great nation. Democrat Hillary Clinton is The Enquirer's choice for president.
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September in Iowa USA is NOT flood season, but in our new climate world there is a lot of sand-bagging going on right now. After major floods 8 yrs ago the Iowa Flood Center was created and developed this. I'm interested what the wider GIS world thinks.
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Would be very interesting to learn about the observed and forecasted water levels and how this is modelled (and the data behind).
Very nice, lots of good stuff !
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"Groundwater moves very slowly," said David Jellerson, Mosaic's senior director for environmental and phosphate projects. "There's absolutely nobody at risk." How reassuring, groundwater in a karsted limestone aquifer that pops a 45 ft diameter sink a couple hundred feet deep will move slowly!
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that is pretty amazing, i more ways than one...
and then I went to this one ... rabbit-hole near miss
https://weather.com/science/environment/news/ghost-forests-trees-rising-seas-climate-central
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Just a fun one for a weekend morning.
The United States' largest hand-dug well is topped with a state-of-the-art museum
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Just a little something for your Sunday night supper Geo's. I hear this stuff has an incredible shelf life ;)
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one could prove the shelf life if the image on the soup can showed a young dinosaur (with pinky's extended) sipping soup. LOL
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From a local tounge-in-cheek T-Shirt company, as Cedar Rapids IA undergoes it's 2nd 100 year (maybe 500 year) flood in only 8 yrs.
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As it as always been.
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I only go to a college football game once a year or so, but it's always a crazy time and fun gig. Alas, the locals lost on what was otherwise a beautiful early fall day.
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For all those truly deplorable science haters ;)

Musical accompaniment at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaYE6Z-q5X4
XKCD, a webcomic created by Randall Munroe, once again tackles climate change – this time in the form of a well-crafted, scrolling timeline of Earth’s aver
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A girder from the World Trade Center and it's plaque, at the Sterling Hill mine, NW New Jersey.
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Introduction
Looking for Crimes at the Scene of the Clue. Most peeps have that backwards.

During the day I coordinate the earth, water and mapping science of the Iowa Geological and Water Survey. During the night I explore and conjure as I please.
Bragging rights
Bragging is for other people to do about you. However, I can play a mean version of the drum solo from In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida on my face.
Education
  • Indiana University
    Geology
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Gender
Male
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Occupation
Mixing Rocks and Water
Employment
  • Iowa Geological Survey
    State Geologist of Iowa
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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Iowa City, IA
Previously
Sandstone, MN - Superior, WI - Minneapolis, MN - Willmar, MN - Grand Forks, ND - Bloomington, IN - Laramie, WY
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