Borealis Meditation S04E02 Palu Earthquake and Tsunami

Well, we have our first event episode! This episode covers the earthquake and tsunami on September 28, 2018 that hit Palu Indonesia

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I have lots and lots of additional information for this one.

Where: Sulawesi Island, 78km N of Palu city in Indonesia
When: Friday September 28, 2018 10:02 UTC
How Big: M 7.8
How Deep: 10.0 km depth

(figure from the second article listed)

USGS Event Page

Articles:

Here is why earthquake magnitude is not what you think it is

Palu 2018 science and surprise behind the earthquake and tsunami

IRIS teachable moments slides

First hand account of the Ferry boat
Video from another boat

Video from the parking structure

Liquefaction:

Video

animation of before and after satellite images of the area of liquefaction

@katborealis

(music used in this episode is podsafe and is Oceanis by David Miles Huber)

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Borealis Meditation Podcast S04E01 – Forest Fires (and feed test)

I’M BACK!

I am testing that I got all the feeds set back up the right way, and I also wanted to have some content not just a “hey this thing on?” so this episode also has some info on fire ecology.

Please let me know if the podcast feeds are all back up and working (or if they aren’t) I am going to need to figure out how to add the feed to more places this weekend…..

Fire Ecology:

Good Fire/Bad Fire is the topic of this episode and I have some reading for you if you want to learn more!

More Reading:

http://www.pacificbio.org/initiatives/fire/fire_ecology.html

https://www.esa.org/esa/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/fireecology.pdf

https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/fire-insects-disturbances/fire/13149

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5107845.pdf

https://www.encyclopedia.com/plants-and-animals/botany/botany-general/fire-ecology

https://www.cifor.org/Publications/Corporate/FactSheet/forests_fires.htm

I looked up some fire ecology people on Twitter if you wanted to follow along with science twitter:

https://twitter.com/Kujjua?lang=en

https://twitter.com/LoriDanielsUBC?lang=en

https://twitter.com/mudfire

https://twitter.com/firebobbc

https://twitter.com/pyrogeog

Find me everywhere:

twitter: @katborealis

Facebook: Borealis Meditation

Instagram: KatBorealis

Thank you for listening and all the love and support!

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The Gaia Update for August 13 2014

The Gaia Update is a (almost) weekly short news podcast on what the earth has been up to. It focuses on the three big natural disaster types: Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis, but also highlights other geology and earth science related news and research.

Information is from the following resources:

Earthquakes:

The USGS Earthquakes Page

Event Summary page for theM5.1 in Ecuador 

Reuters News Story Cited 

Tsunamis: 

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Volcanoes:

To catch up on the worlds volcanoes check out the Smithsonian Weekly Volcano Activity Report

The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory Statement

Landslides: 

Landslide in Switzerland 

Other:

Geology, Wine and Food USGS lecture

The Pterosaurs That Weren’t

Check out my NEW WEBSITE!

Intro and outro music is provided by music alley, and is exerpts from polyambs by  litvinov and nomerovskiy. Thank you Blessed Steno for watching over me while I work on this project!

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Borealis Meditation Podcast S02E07 Kai Altair, EQ Islands, Steno and Crater Lake

Aloha! A new episode is now available for your listening pleasure!

Download via itunes or listen here

This episode we have a featured musician! PLEASE help support this amazing artist!

I met Kai Altair at Burning Man and when I got home downloaded ALL of her music!
Check out her Website
Follow her on Twitter
Like her on Facebook
Get her music from…
Also check out her 

I told you I was going to post a lot of links!
Music: Mamma Ocean – Kai Altair

Pakistan Earthquake and Mud Volcano Island


Earth Observatory Photos and story (should be back up after the shutdown)


Blessed Nicolas Steno

Music: Shine – Kai Altair

Crater Lake: wiki 


Hoodoo: wiki

Music: Change – Kai Altair

I hope you enjoyed the episode!

you can…
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Borealis Meditation Podcast – Season 2 Episode 6 – Islands

Borealis Meditation Podcast – Season 2 Episode 6 – Islands Show Notes! 

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Before we get to the show notes I wanted to take a minute to show off my NEW LOGO!
I also wanted to thank Fire Lyte of Inciting a Riot Podcast fame for some font help! 😉
So please, enjoy!

   

Ok enough marveling at the new logo, and onto the notes!

Music in this episode (in order played):

The Landing by Tuatha Dea’s self titled album
Ailein Duinin by Tuatha Dea’s self titled album
Tonight by Tuatha Dea from their album Kith Kin
Visualization background: Into the Sea by 1000ps from their album Heavy Water
Intro excerpt: David Miles Huber – Oceanis
Outro excerpt : Science for Girls – Northern Lights

Tuatha Dea’s Kickstarter

Promo: Lamplighter Blues

Supplemental Material Islands

Figure 1: largest islands that are not continents

Figure: Hawaiian islands with bathymetry

Page on the formation of the Hawaiian Islands from UH 

Figure 3: Pillow Lava

Figure 4: Pile of pillow lavas.

 [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdIUuUY0L9c] 
Video of a lava flow under water, forming pillow lavas
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmMlspNoZMs]
Video of an undersea eruption with a little more umph. 

Figure 5: Aleutian Arc

Figure 6: Marianas Arc

Visualization – Sea Level Change

Figure 7: Sandbox example

Maui Nui (from Wikipedia) animation

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Borealis Meditation Podcast S02E04 The one about food, and interview, and new things to come!

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Meat Week: NPR 

Freakonomics Radio: You eat what you are 1 and

Seafood Watch

Listen to my interview

Taoism argues that there is a natural order in the world that determines the behavior of all things in existence. Early Taoist thinkers believed in the “oneness” of things the unity of everything in the universe and hoped that by studying the world of nature they would discover essential laws.
This attention to the spirit of things particularly naturally occurring phenomena like water or wind lend Taoists into a systematic investigation that became the beginning of science in China. Later on Taoism operated on a more popular level the belief that inanimate objects had their own spirit or god gave rise to a system of warship designed to appease these power which was far removed from the early Taoist principles. 
– From Ancient cultures: Chinese gods and myths
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Borealis Meditation S02 E03

Show notes:


Listen to the show here


Segment 1: The current state of Kathleen’s religious beliefs subject to change at my time without notice.


Segment 2: Holidays! Can’t we all just get along?

Segment 3: Fluvial systems! The super short version



Meandering River 

Braided River




Segment 4: Control of Nature by John McPhee: wrapping up Atchafalaya and introducing cooling the lava



CONTEST to win one of these:


next episode discussion questions will be out, to enter answer them along with the following question:

– What famous hollywood moving has a scene based on the events from Cooling the Lava?
–  What is the name of the movie and what is the scene?

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