Fire and Seagulls: A Game of Rocks

Authored by Lonnie Hufford. When asked what you did over the summer, it is common to talk about the camping trips, picnics, or vacations you took. However, as a geologist who does field work you can almost always respond with, “I was in the field.” What this statement means is completely different to each geoscientist, as it may encompass months

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A Window into a Fossil Subduction Zone

Authored by Carolyn Tewksbury-Christle. Whitney Behr and Mark Helper, both fresh off several weeks of field work in Alaska, joined me in another field season exploring the geology of the Condrey Mountain Window. Straddling the California-Oregon border, the Condrey Mountain Window is a part of the Klamath Mountains and belongs to both the Rogue Valley and Klamath National Forests. This

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Doctors pretending to be Doctors

Authored by Quinn Wenning. From the title, one might expect this article to be about fraudulent doctors posing as the real thing in order to steal money from unsuspecting patients. No, this isn’t ETH’s version of Catch Me If You Can. In this instance, it’s “rock doctors” working with medical doctors to image fracture displacement and fluid flow in …

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2019 European Geosciences Meeting

A tale from the 2019 EGU Meeting in Vienna, authored by Zoe Braden and Luiz Morales As most of you know, the European Geosciences Union (EGU) meeting is held annually in Vienna. This year the Structural Geology and Tectonics group of ETH Zürich came out in full force with many members presenting talks or posters and participating in PICO sessions.

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2019 SGT Science and Ski Retreat

Authored by Miguel Cisneros. Graubünden: the largest canton in Switzerland by area, and home to beautiful Alpine vistas, pizzoccheri, and Disentis, the city in which the inaugural (since Whitney Behr took the helm) Structural Geology and Tectonics (SGT) Science and Ski Retreat was held. The SGT Science and Ski Retreat is an annual event that brings together the entire team

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