Slow Motion Landslide

This is just awesome: The flow looks like it’s really cooking along… until people make an appearance in the video and you see just how much it’s been sped up. The flow is actually moving at around 50 cm per hour, which to us fast-living humans makes it practically solid ground. More info over at ...

Fluvial response to tectonic activity

Lunch today was quite fun; we had a “lunch and learn” that involved a lot of really tasty brownies and an hour-long talk by John M Holbrook. It was for the most part a general overview of the surface process quirks of meandering rivers and how those affect their usefulness as reservoirs. Most basically, oil ...

Mars Geomorph Porn

There’s a lovely blog post over at The Planetary Society explaining a couple of images from IAG’s Planetary Geomorphology Working Group’s May 2010 featured images. This is some cool stuff, since it’s very much connected to the ongoing “water on Mars” debate, and the geomorphological argument has to do with water leaching minerals over a ...

Modeling Meanders

Alfalfa Sprouts Key To Discovering How Meandering Rivers Form Some very cool stuff from the world of Geomorphology. Now that we’re realizing that channelizing rivers sometimes isn’t the best idea (well, as far as the flood plains and nearby shores are concerned, it’s never a good idea) and trying to get them back to their ...