Search Results: field
21 May 2009: Field Vehicle Amenities
Science: cars, field work · 10 comments
... Geologist's list of things you do and don't need at a field hotel, and fresh from the field (where by "field" I mean "three days of driving around the mountains ...
27 Aug 2005: What I Learned in the Field This Month
Science: field work, photoblog, Yosemite · no comments
I'm afraid my summer photoblogging chronology has been thrown off, as I left the card full of England-pictures at my aunt's house. It'll come back to me eventually. Meanwhile, here are some pictures of Science! The first two were taken just north of Lak ...
23 Jun 2002: Thoughts from Geophysical Field Camp
Personal: · 2 comments
A dry desert wind is like a continuous peck on the cheek from your great-aunt Esmeralda. Like a clam, I form pearls around tiny grains of dust caught up in my tender membranes. But my pearls are made of boogers. Romanticizing the heavy, humid, begrudgingl ...
Food, Science: Apiaceae, birth control, hormones, peer-reviewed research, poison hemlock, poisonous lookalikes, wild carrot · 5 comments
... used to the process of identifying plants using reputable field guides, dichotomous keys, and paying attention to botanically relevant ...
23 Jun 2013: Osoberry Ossobucco
Food: Indian plum, jam, lamb, meat, osoberries, recipes, Rosaceae · 1 comment
... of the form "Indian $foo". Then I spent some time as a field interviewer with the largest ever survey in Indian country (warning: link ...
17 May 2009: But I’m Not Dead Yet!
Meta: April fools · 4 comments
... primarily a technical writer, this week I'll be out in the field doing preliminary ground work for a survey of natural resource use, and ...
1 Apr 2009: Employed at Last
Whimsy: April fools, wingnuts · 15 comments
... though, I'll be getting my feet wet sticking close to my field of expertise: the Expanding Earth hypothesis. The Expanding Earth ...
24 Mar 2009: Are Geophysicists Geologists?
Science: disciplinary boundaries, geology, geophysics, scientific culture · 13 comments
... stratigraphy. However, I've picked up the basics of these fields from older kids on the street corner and make use of them in my ...
2 Mar 2009: Recent Results in Seismology
Science: academic journals, earthquakes, liquefaction, nonvolcanic tremor, seismology · 1 comment
... However, it's been very difficult to test this in the field - earthquakes don't come with enough warning to let you wire up the ... then, Hatzor et al. used a bomb - they wired up a field with a bunch of geophones and set off a 50 kg charge of TNT. Sand with ...
Human Fuzzies, Science: cartography, environmental consulting · 11 comments
... at an inappropriately low resolution. Meanwhile, your field site will be built up, knocked down, jackhammered, and regraded. It would ...
Science: floods, hydrology, Iowa, unfinished drafts · no comments
... rates 0.3-0.4 cm/min for subsoil tilled fields in WA/ID: ...
27 Jan 2009: Academic Citation
Aimless: · 1 comment
... peer-reviewed, and that disinterested authorities in the field would do things the same way. Citation is effectively an appeal to ... calculations pertinent to Y." or "We were in the field looking for Z, but found a bunch of Q and got distracted". Put your ... actually measured the thermal conductivity of soil at my field site, what is a reasonable range of possible ...
26 Jan 2009: Does the World Really Need Another Blog Anthology?
Meta: · 16 comments
In addition to helping judge this year's Open Laboratory science blogging anthology, I'm also the production editor (i.e., typesetting jockey). So as I go through, reading the entries in much greater detail than I ever would otherwise, I'm noticing a coupl ...
23 Jan 2009: Cookbooks with Science
Food, Science: book reviews, cookbooks, cooking, inverse methods, pie · 5 comments
Since today is National Pie Day, I thought I would list a few of my favorite cookbooks. In particular, the ones that have taught me to bake pie. The ones with science. My staple meringue pie recipe comes from The New Best Recipe. The Meyer lemon mering ...
22 Jan 2009: Flood Basalts
Aimless: · 3 comments
... arbitrary. Examples: Reversals of the Earth's magnetic field Wiggles in the record of oxygen and/or carbon isotope variations ...
21 Jan 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: Links · 1 comment
... Geographers Anne U. White Fund -- A grant for doing field work with your partner. Would've been nice to know about this when I was ...
4 Jan 2009: 2009 Blogolutions
Meta: · 4 comments
... it is probably the subject of several intersecting subfields; literature reviews are not blog-sized. When infatuated with a big idea, ...
15 Dec 2008: Geo-Memeage
Aimless: · 5 comments
... situ, but we looked at them in labs in undergrad... 18. A field of glacial erratics 19. A caldera 20. A sand dune more than 200 feet high ...
9 Oct 2008: Papers I Haven’t Been Reading Lately
Aimless: · 3 comments
... drilling projects (another is on the San Andreas, near Parkfield, California) designed to give us an up-close look at what real active ...
12 Aug 2008: OMG AMNH PONIES!!1!
Aimless: · 9 comments
... provide nice glimpses into what it's like to work in this field (or would, if anybody watched them for more than 10 seconds), and a few ...
17 Jul 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · no comments
... from the High Plains of Utah, a 1914 handbook for field geologists, and the rhythms of geologic time. The next edition of the ... Wedge will be hosted at Ron Schott's; the topic is field camp geology. Entries are due on July ...
Aimless: · 6 comments
... changes observed from active source monitoring at the Parkfield SAFOD drill site. Nature, 454(7201), 204-208. DOI: ...
19 Jun 2008: Carnival of Space #59
Links: · 2 comments
... yet!). Astroengine tells us how the Sun's magnetic field will be used in the quest to detect weakly-interacting particles called ...
18 Jun 2008: Advice for a Mathphobe?
Aimless: · 25 comments
... of a very mathy undergrad program working in a mathy subfield coming through, but honestly, I can't imagine doing it without calculus ...
28 May 2008: Borrowing Geek Cred from the Mathematicians
Aimless: · 1 comment
... network topology? *Handy-dandiness may vary with subfield. I'm actually quite curious whether Erdös numbers in the geosciences ...
16 Apr 2008: RIP Ed Lorenz
Aimless: · 4 comments
... with this effect here!). Scientists in virtually every field of study have been banging their heads against this fact in utter ...
2 Apr 2008: Geology Jargon Ripe for Zombie Re-Animation
Aimless: · 26 comments
... and utility aside, though, I don't want to work in a field where McPhee's lingering, poetic attentions are discarded for the ...
21 Mar 2008: Friday Rock Repost: Sand Boil
Aimless: · 6 comments
... Peru. It’s about a meter (0.33% 0.9% of a football field thanks LL!) across. Normally, layers of sand and silt underground bear ...
21 Feb 2008: And the Three Billion Dollar Grant Goes to…
Aimless: · 5 comments
... of variety, let's restrict it to your own particular subfield, so, for example, how would I spend three billion dollars on physics? If ... each scientist can bring with them to their desert island field camp. Chad picked high-temperature superconductivity, and DrugMonkey ...
20 Feb 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 4 comments
... sciences is actually freakishly egalitarian - unlike other fields, we do not see large-scale gender fractionation between the master's and ...
19 Feb 2008: Are We Baking with Volcanic Ash?
Aimless: · 10 comments
... the eruption, USGS scientists sampled wheat and soil from fields that had been ashed on. The answer? Wheat from sites with 20mm or more ...
14 Feb 2008: The Union Bogeyman
Aimless: · 15 comments
... have the option to get a "real" job without leaving the field, which makes school almost like part of a competitive labor market - even ...
4 Feb 2008: Why I Don’t Use the BPR3 Icon
Meta: · 14 comments
... interesting and how it relates to current problems in the field. I'll read exactly as much of the paper as that requires, which probably ...
31 Jan 2008: Hello World
Meta: introduction · 31 comments
... He told me that even in the traditionally anything-goes field of computer programming, and even in San Francisco, he found several ...
20 Jan 2008: How to Make Good Cloud-Watching Weather
Science: climate change, clouds, irrigation · 2 comments
... water vapor condenses into the clouds seen outlining the fields in this satellite image. Furthermore, since the air near the ground in ...
17 Jan 2008: Reading Material for the Week
Science: academic journals, International Year of Planet Earth, trends in science · 3 comments
... In case you're wondering, the currently trendy subfields are climate, climate, seismology, climate, mineral physics, climate, ...
Politics: affirmative action, anti-racism, feminism, let's all preserve the status quo, white liberals who want cookies · 6 comments
... all this scary language about establishing a level playing field. When did "affirmative action" cease to be a description for a class ...
Science, Whimsy: american geophysical union, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, science journalism · 20 comments
... Sunny Spells And Scattered Showers "Lambs in the Greenfield w/Emmylou Harris" - The Chieftains, Further Down The Old Plank ...
Links, Politics, Science: blog carnivals, feminism, gender, impostor syndrome, scientiae, sexism, zombies · 15 comments
... about my paper citations as I am about helping others? Field Notes from an Evolutionary Psychologist has some study tips. Last but ...
20 Oct 2007: The Spinning Dancer and the Brain
Science: debunking, neuroscience, optical illusions · 77 comments
... the optic chiasm, information about the left side of your field of view, no matter which eye it's coming from, is sent to the right ... to be processed. Information about the right side of your field of view is sent to the left hemisphere. Therefore, if you want to see ...
5 Oct 2007: Friday Rock Blogging: Berea Sandstone
Science: rock blogging, sedimentary rocks · 2 comments
... sedimentology nerd local to the Berea formation, here's a field trip ...
2 Sep 2007: Why I’m a Geophysicist
Personal, Science, Teaching: college education, turning to the dark side · 5 comments
... course, I took geology, because I heard there was a field trip and I knew one of the undergraduate TAs. Ge 1 was a total fucking ...
6 Jul 2007: Friday Links and iTunes iChing
Links, Politics, Science, Whimsy: blog carnivals, feminism, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, poverty · 2 comments
... Past: Blind Mary/Planxty Charles O'Connor - Stones In The Field, "Come Singing, Come Dancing" The Future: Sleepy Maggie - Ashley ...
11 Apr 2007: Looking for New Earth
Science: extrasolar planets, telescopes · 6 comments
... a planet produces in its star's position or gravitational field. In today's issue of Nature, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion ...
Politics, Science: blog carnivals, peer review, scientiae, sexism · 5 comments
... not complete garbage, because she works in an important subfield and has potential. (In case you are curious, the full question to which ...
3 Mar 2007: Belated Carnival Post
Politics, Science: academia, anti-racism, blog carnivals, feminism, gender, grad school, scientiae · 17 comments
... - no one asks men what it's like to be in a male-dominated field, and female underrepresentation is always assumed to be a "woman's issue" ... female has joined the ranks of women in a technical field, which breaks the pattern of discrimination you describe. It's good to ...
Politics, Science: academia, earthquake engineering, gender, Science · 5 comments
... on publication rates and citation statistics in that field. The first analyzes the careers of 51 highly esteemed senior researchers ...
3 Aug 2006: Truth, Justice, and the Academic Way
Politics, Science: academia, gender, rhetorical tactics, scientific culture · 32 comments
... to go from "sex differences make women do better in some fields than others" to "women are inept at the subjects they are ...
15 Jul 2006: Call for Interviewees: Women in STEMM
Politics, Science: women in science · 29 comments
... and computer science, and at the highest ranks in all fields. Where the Girls Aren't explores the many factors contributing to this, ... throughout a STEMM career; the isolation of women in fields full of men; and the challenges of balancing marriage and a family with ...
Personal, Politics: capitalism sucks, environmentalism, SUVs · 2 comments
... lend me a CR-V? Noooo. Gallons of gas wasted for this field trip: 16-20 ($50-$70) Capitalism: sucks Capitalism as modified by my ...
16 Apr 2006: About
: · 1 comment
... very first memory as a human being is of a field of violets, which my mother and I were picking for syrup. I have what you ...
7 Apr 2006: Insomnia, Slightly Beer-Induced
Links: Friday random ten, search requests · 9 comments
... else. Well, I've run off to the more pleasingly rocky fields of California, where we make hilariously erudite radical jokes about ...
17 Mar 2006: Friday iTunes 8Ball
Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing · no comments
... is my signature dancing song? Stones in the Field - Muirsheen Dirkin What do I think my current theme song is? Tony Elman ...
13 Mar 2006: Quickies
Aimless, Links, Politics, Science: better living through science, mystery rocks, scientific culture, sexism · 9 comments
... or because I cannot cut it - tech wise - in a technical field. I work where I do mainly because books, unlike science, have never ...
20 Jan 2006: Friday iTunes iChing: Martian Edition
Science, Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, Mars · 2 comments
... about the rest of this, it's likely that I'd enter the field on the wrong side of history - cruel, cruel ...
19 Jan 2006: Go Grey Lady Go!
Politics, Science: evolutionary psychology, lazy journalism · 2 comments
... have been expected to consider the actual research in the field in his remarks. I think it's also the universe where Dr. Pepper is made ...
19 Dec 2005: Happy Whatever
Politics: atheism, Christmas, holidays, religion, secularism, thanksgiving · 6 comments
Now that finals are over, why not allow the cultural crazies to determine my entire blogging agenda? My officemate (certifiably not a crazy) wrote a manifesto about how people should stop using Judaism as an excuse to put up a tree and call it a "holiday t ...
25 Nov 2005: The Shoppingest Friday iTunes iChing of the Year
Whimsy: consumerism, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, search requests · no comments
... Root: The Be Good Tanyas - Horses The Past: Stones in the Field - Trip To Durrow/My Love Is In America (Reels) The Future: La ...
2 Sep 2005: Friday iTunes iChing
Science, Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, search requests, Sierra Nevada · no comments
... Air Force Band The Crown: Tiger In My Tank- Split Lip Rayfield The Root: Allowa Kirk - Ashley MacIsaac (from Fine Thank You Very ... sign. I can only hope the Future means I'll get to do some field work on the beach to get away from it all. The outcome isn't promising ...
13 Aug 2005: Travelogue! Days 4-8
Personal: photoblog · no comments
We arrived in Norway still mourning the loss of our third day in Iceland. The contrast between the clumps of tour busses and the neighboring wild open places was so stark that you can't help but be dazzled by thoughts of what else is out there, equally stu ...
31 Jul 2005: Oh Yes, Minnesota
Personal: customs, Minnesota, mosquitoes, travelogue · 11 comments
... then it's back to California, and moving, and a dash of field work, and cleaning and scrubbing and moving and moving. But now it's time ...
22 Jul 2005: Fisher’s Hornpipe
Human Fuzzies: folk music, have an mp3 · 1 comment
Today's hornpipe comes from the murky depths of the 18th century. Like many, it's both a tune and a dance; the dance is a simple contra dance (first couple down the outside, up, down the centre, up, cast off, swing 6 hands quite round, right and left) note ...
3 Jun 2005: Friday Random Nineteen
Whimsy: Friday random ten, search requests · 6 comments
... - actually looking for this slutty geologist in the field cup-o-noodles found that there is a layer of wax lining the walls of ...
1 Jun 2005: Academic Insecurity Builds Character
Personal, Politics, Science: academia, brain in a jar, impostor syndrome · 6 comments
... students with the non-academic opportunities in their field - I mean, I knew a geophysics degree could get me a job with Exxon, but ...
16 May 2005: I Wish I Were Covered in Fuzzy Knobs
Links, Meta, Personal: anti-spam, cnidarians, hyperopia, myopia, vision · 4 comments
... you with great clarity within a very shallow depth of field, beyond which the image is soft and smooth, yet still easily discernable. ...
9 May 2005: Work a Mile in My Shoes
Science: job openings · 2 comments
... or Master's degree in geology, hydrology or a related field. If you or anyone you know fits that description and is looking for work ...
4 May 2005: California Senate Bill 5: Freedom is Coming!
Politics: academic freedom, California politics · 4 comments
... Studies) Other controversial topics in a wide variety of fields, at your request! (Rates negotiable) (And it was poor form of me to ...
28 Apr 2005: Friday Random Ten-and-Twelve
Whimsy: Friday random ten, search requests · 2 comments
... - Arh Dér! - Vildmandens Winergryde Stones in the Field - Come Singing, Come Dancing - Father O'Flynn / Tobin's Favorite Ashley ...
15 Apr 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Sand Boils
Science: liquefaction, rock blogging · 7 comments
... of sand, in Peru. It's about a meter (0.33% of a football field) across. Normally, layers of sand and silt and crap underground bear ...
14 Oct 2004: Fuck You Too
Politics: impeach Bush, sexism · 24 comments
... was signed by more than 250 global leaders in all fields, including leaders of 85 nations, 22 former world leaders, notably ...
26 Aug 2004: Broken Pipes and the Electoral College
Politics: · 4 comments
... stealing, brilliant pitching, dazzling plays in the field - and not just smack home runs against second-best pitchers. A ...
13 Aug 2004: I Smell a Thesis
Science: · 1 comment
... tropical isle: Bill McGuire, the director of the Benfield Grieg Hazard Research Centre at University College London, said a huge ... topic, it's got volcanoes and earthquakes and modeling and field work on nice islands and give-me-funding-or-New-York-gets-it and ...
13 May 2004: Life of the Mind
Politics: cultural criticism, intellectual elitism, intellectuals, unpaid work · 12 comments
... involved discussion to plunge into after three days in the field, so I hope all y'all can bear with me as I try to catch up. At bottom, ...
8 Dec 2003: Peer Review the Asbestos Way
Politics, Science: · 1 comment
... EPA or whoever. But in that respect, it's kind of a unique field - local governments don't pay for cancer research. The sticky part is as ...
24 Jul 2003: Gilfillan Airport
Links: · 2 comments
... more. It's worth browsing Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields for a few that haven't been paperd over with awful houses, though I've ...
27 Jun 2002: Immense Unlicensed Nuclear Reactor 4000 miles away
Links, Science: electromagnetism, guest posts, peaceful nuclear explosions · 1 comment
... the Earth's magnetic field nuclear-powered? And how does magnetic pole reversal fit into this ...
9 Jun 2002: Geophysics vs. the Universe
Human Fuzzies: · 1 comment
... + extra math and stress tensors. Also, geological field camp usually involves a good deal of beer in the evenings, but geophysical field camp is dry. Boo, ...
Uncategorized: guest posts · no comments
... and where I can often be found playing in the rain in open fields. Unless all the movies are right and I just end up with cool ...
19 Mar 2002: But What About Time Cube?
Links: crackpots · no comments
... Einstein's hypothesis of the existence of the UNIFIED FIELD THEORY. [A Quantum Mini-Black Hole in Inner ...
6 Mar 2002: Ratings: Today’s California Ballot Measures
Politics: California ballot propositions, Green party · 1 comment
... gray-market thalidomide feels quite like romping through a field of flipper-daffodils, wearing only silken underpants. ... Anaheim education system. I wish they would all leave the field of school administration, become copyeditors for a publisher of cheap ...
21 Feb 2002: Academic Angst
Personal, Teaching: · 3 comments
... see, last year on an introductory geology field trip, about five or six of us were walking back to the bus when a ...
12 Feb 2002: Haul, boys, Haul!
Politics: · 1 comment
... we can all see that our professors are men, and in many fields so are the grad students. Conversely, there are women all over the ...
24 Dec 2001: Tackiest Ever
Politics: · no comments
... resident terrorists, or maybe sway the minds of the corn fields? I can understand such displays during, say, World War Two, when ...
5 Oct 2001: Life in Copenhagen
Aimless, Personal: · no comments
... farm - where "toured" means "slopped through a muddy field until we could pet the cows." Unfortunately, I didn't bring along any ...
5 Jul 2001: corn with pig dna
Meta: excess energy, introductions, pretentions · no comments
... during business hours tomorrow, or I'll be stuck desexing fields of Monsanto's experimental ...