The Monitoring Well, Reflections on Geology & Society

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July 8, 2024

News and notes

I am still on my road trip vacation, so this week’s posting will be a few items of news. We are travelling in the Eastern USA, here is a geological map of part of the area.

Mid-Atlantic Appalachian Rock Types
Credit: Figure 8 in Trapp and Horn, 1997, public domain

And here is a picture from our travels, of the Washington Monument.

Washington Monument – July 6, 2024

Research and News



Mining and Energy

Environmental Geology and Hydrogeology

Glaciers and Climate Change

Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Geohazards

Seismic Monitor

Active Volcano Map

Standard Caveat

The purpose of my weblog postings is to spark people's curiosity in geology. Don't entirely believe me until you've done your own research and checked the evidence. If I have sparked your curiosity in the subject of this posting, follow up with some of the links provided here. If you want to, go out into the field and examine some rocks on your own with the help of a good field guide. Follow the evidence and make up your own mind.

In science, the only authority is the evidence.