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Category: 2011 show (page 1 of 2)

Mini-episode! Red Sea eruption!

Mini-episode about the Red Sea eruption!

Listen HERE
Images, articles and links can be found on website post HERE

Borealis Meditation Episode 17 – Carbonates Oh My!

Listen here

Notes will be up on the website tomorrow! I am off on an adventure today!
[edit: I suck. They are not up yet. I’ll work on it!!!!!]

Borealis Meditation Mineral Color Episode

The mineral color episode is out!

Listen here
Don’t worry not everything is up, but it will be filled in over the next few days!

Borealis Meditation Episode 16 marine geology, Ice and WATER

Listen to Episode 16 HERE

Show notes:
Geology 101: Marine Geology
Featured Mineral: Ice
Featured Music: Professor Science – The One About Rocks
Element: Water

Mini Episode! Virginia and Colorado Earthquakes

Borealis Meditation Mini Episode 15.5

August 23, 2011 Earthquakes: Virginia and Colorado
Listen HERE

Powerpoint HERE

Mountain Beltway Blog post

USGS earthquake info Page Virginia

USGS earthquake info page Colorado

IRIS video of US Array

US seismic hazard map

Borealis Meditation Episode 15: volcano monitoring, amphibole, fire

Show notes
Listen to the episode here

Geolog 101: Volcano monitoring
Try your hand at predicting eruptions! Play my favorite game! Volcanic Disaster!

Volcano Seismology
some good info here


High frequency for VT

Long Period

Explosion signal


HVO inflation and deflation graphs

Mogi Model:

More here
and another here This is the deformation at Hawaii

Remote Sensing:
Thermal anomaly example
Ash example

ISS phone call: The image
article about it

Song: 30seconds to Mars

– Hornblend

– Cummingtonite

– Actenolite

– Glaucaohane

– Pragasite

– Tremolite

– Anthophyllite

See Forum Post here for Special Announcement!
Lunar Volcanics segment did you like it?


Borealis Meditation Episode 13: volcanoes, volcanic eruptions, pumice and FIRE

Show notes:
Episode 13: Listen HERE
Geology 101: types of volcanoes and volcanic eruptions
Shield Volcano
Mauna Loa, Hawaii
Shishaldin, Aleutian Islands Alaska
Composite volcano
Okmok Caldera, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Lava Flow
Fire Fountain
strombolian activity with small plume
strombolian activity with larger plume
painting of what the plume Pliny the Younger might have looked like
Photo of Mt Redoubt Eruption in 1989
Krakatoa Eruption 1883
Anuk Krakatau Vulcanian Eruption
Surtsey eruption 1963
Surtsey eruption again
W Mata Volcano Underwater Eruption Video 1/2
West Mata Volcano Underwater Eruption Video 2/2
volcano Gjálp, in Iceland in autumn 1996 eruptions from under Vatnajökull Iceland

Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI)
VEI criteria
music: Volcano
Significant Earthquakes:
Magnitude 5.1 SPAIN May 11, 2011
Magnitude 5.8 WESTERN TURKEY May 19, 2011
Volcanic Activity, Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity report

Feature Rock: Pumice
Featuring Cory: New World Witchery
Oriah The Sphinx: Media Astra Ac Terra
Velma: Witches Brewhaha
Elements: Fire
Podcast alley

Borealis Meditation episode 12: magma properties and obsidian

Episode 12: magma properties and obsidian
Listen to the episode here

Geology 101: Magma Properties

Music: Volcano -Presidents of the USA

Update: earthquakes and volcanoes

Feature Rock: Obsidian

Meteorite story here

Contest info here

Borealis Meditation episode 11: Earthquakes, fossils and earth

Borealis Meditation Episode 11:
Listen here
download slides here
(I had trouble getting the IRIS and USGS slides to upload)
Download IRIS slides here
Download USGS slides here

Geology 101: Earthquakes, Japan Earthquake and Fossilization
(Pagan Community Fundraising Page – for Doctors Without Borders)
(Red Cross)
Music: none this time sorry 🙁
Weekly Update: earthquakes & volcanoes
Feature Mineral: not a mineral, fossils!
Elements: Earth
associations lists post

New contest for episode 12 & 13 post

Links for the Japan Earthquake:
USGS earthquake page technical information:

Tsunami warning page of the pacific current and past
March 11, 2011 Honshu tsunami propagation model video

Teachable moments

Technical information (sent out to the scientific community)with links to more

Harvard Seismology
Preliminary Rupture Modeling of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku-Chiho Taiheiyo-Oki Earthquake and Sequence of Events using the USArray Transportable Array

Science Insider: seismic waves in the US animation and article

Because I like good news even in the midst of bad:
The New York Times: Japan’s Strict Building Codes Saved Lives

The AGU Blogosphere
Blogs written by scientists about science hosted by one of the larger professional organizations. A good place to look around

Badass of the week:
Hideaki Akaiwa

Plus a more serious article about him from Forbes

Borealis Meditation episode 10 and a half Feb 22 Christchurch earthquake

New mini-episode!
episode 10 and a half Feb 22 Christchurch earthquake

Listen to the episode here

IRIS powerpoint M 6.3

IRIS powerpoint and videos M 7.0

USGS site M6.3

USGS site M7.0


Watch this movie: 10.5

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