3B: Regional Climate Drivers
Part B: Regional Climate Drivers When you look at a weather map, or listen to the weather report on the news, you probably wonder: What are the forces that control our daily, weekly, or monthly weather patterns? ...
Volcano caldera formation - Stock Image - E380/0597
Caldera formation. Artwork of the formation of a caldera, a large basin-shaped volcanic depression.
Faults are much more complex and compound features that can accommodate large amounts of strain in the upper crust. The term fault is used in different ways, depending on geologist and context. A simple and traditional deﬁnition states: A fault is any surface or narrow zone with visible shear displacement along the zone. This deﬁnition is almost identical to that of a shear fracture, and some geologist use the two terms synonymously. Sometimes geologists even refer to shear fractures with…
Earth’s changing atmosphere
This article investigates the sources of natural climate variation. This is a long post but it’s a big subject. Before you get half way through, your perception of the way things are, will have ch…
Volcanoes of the World, Third Edition: A Review
"Volcanoes of the World" is an invaluable resource for volcano neophytes and aficionados alike. Check out some of its best charts and figures here.