Archive for the ‘Research Wednesday’ Category

Visualizing Four and More Dimensions

I love this plot. It may or may not show up in a paper I’m writing for submission to Geology on some of my PhD thesis samples. In any case, I hope to spend the next few posts explaining why it’s so cool.

Essentials of Paleomagnetism

Thanks to Kurt for this: Lisa Tauxe has released the first web edition of Essentials of Paleomagnetism, which she wrote along with Rob Butler and Subir Banerjee. It looks like EoP contains material from Lisa’s class notes, Rob’s classic out-of-print textbook on paleomag, and a chapter by Subir on environmental magnetism. Lisa’s PmagPy python software [...]

Is the Earth’s Magnetic Field Going to Reverse – Post Postponed…

Family responsibilities and other craziness have forced me to put off my Wednesday post on research… look for more on the magnetic field next week, same bat-time, same bat-channel.

Is the Earth’s Magnetic Field Going to Reverse: Part I

Since it’s Wednesday, here’s something research-related. Here’s the number one question that most people ask me when I tell people my field of study: Is the Earth’s magnetic field going to reverse? And if it is, are we doomed? I figure, since a lot of people ask me this, they must be interested. And since [...]