Posts Tagged ‘Hazards’

Faraday Cages: They Work!

I’m in the middle of writing another post, but had to blog this first. It’s just too cool to pass up. Ever wondered what it’s like to be in a car that’s hit by lightning? It happened to Judy Lew, who sent her story and photos to UW meteorologist Cliff Mass. Cliff posted it on [...]

In Portland

Writing this from my room at the fabulous McMenamin’s Kennedy School (the only hotel I’ve ever stayed in with chalkboards in the rooms, four bars, and a movie theater…) after a rather successful Pardee session at the 2009 GSA. Among the highlights: There seems to be a growing push for a sort of crowdsourcing in [...]

Southern CA Fires and Other Hazards

Because I’m from Pasadena, I’ve been keeping a close eye on what’s been going on with the Station fire. This is the one that’s been burning in the San Gabriel Mountains north of the LA basin for the past week or so. Because the fire is threatening a lot of places I know pretty well, [...]

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 [...]

Large Earthquakes near Indonesian Archipelago

USGS reports several large (M>7) earthquakes in the Philippine Sea off the coast of Indonesia. I haven’t heard any stories about this yet. Anyone care to comment? Magnitude 7.3 – NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA.