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What’s up? The Friday links (77)

Are you preparing your contribution to the EGU General Assembly next week? We found some short-courses and sessions, that might be interesting for you. Did you vote in the TournamentEarth? A great image won.  Today is Friday and here are your links!

Europe’s biggest geoscience conference, the anuual EGU General Assembly 2015is about to start, and thousands of researchers prepare their talk or poster right now. If you don’t have enough time to prepare what’s handy to know and what’s going on next week, here are some suggestions:

The EGU General Assembly Venue | by Marcus Winter | CC BY-SA 2.0


The World Bank produced a beatutiful video on a year of earthquakes in south Asia. This video shows also big and mega cities and that they are situated in and close to earthquake-prone areas. (HT @TTremblingEarth)


Faults in Xinjiang won the Tournament Earth with Landsat OLI imagery. They are situated just south of the Tien Shan, and are stunningly beautiful:


The Berkeley Seismo Blog reached the 100th post, congratulations! Often focused on the western USA and especially the Bay Area, their latest post is about Where the hazard is the highest.

UCERF 3 Bay area map | public domain


Nanna Karlsson wrote about her research project on glaciers on Mars – and how she has to answer the question “There’s water on Mars?” over and over again.


Last, but not least: Brontosaurus is back! After some 100 years being demoted, Tschopp et al. revised the Diplodocidae in a recent paper and concluded that the famous genus Brontosaurus should be promoted again! (HT)

Brontosaurus is back!

Brontosaurus is back!



And here are some of my favourite tweets from last week:



Have a nice weekend!

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Andreas Rudersdorf

Andreas Rudersdorf

loves finding and exploring faults using remote sensing and shallow geophysics. No matter if slowly active, buried or just undiscovered! He is studing neotectonics in the Gobi desert at RWTH Aachen University.

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