tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-50115466905965056262017-05-19T09:30:19.949+02:00Geographical newsWhat's the Geography in the newsGotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.comBlogger272125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-9835394140239854682017-05-19T09:30:00.000+02:002017-05-19T09:30:19.957+02:00Mount St Helens 37 years ago<b>Last week it was 37 years ago the Mount Saint Helens in the US erupted</b><br /><br /><br /><img alt="13387_1050561328305761_5834256262935619237_n" class="aligncenter wp-image-3234" src="http://www.geobronnen.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/13387_1050561328305761_5834256262935619237_n.jpg" height="436" width="637" /><br /><br />On May 18, 1980 a major volcanic eruption occurred at Mount St. Helens, a volcano located in the state of Washington, United States. The eruption (a VEI 5 event) was the only significant one to occur in the contiguous 48 U.S. states since the 1915 eruption of Lassen Peak in California.The eruption was preceded by a two-month series of earthquakes and steam-venting episodes, caused by an injection of magma at shallow depth below the volcano that created a huge bulge and a fracture system on the mountain's north slope.<br /><br />&nbsp; <img alt="CFUqU8ZVIAAPEaM" class="aligncenter wp-image-3235" src="http://www.geobronnen.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/CFUqU8ZVIAAPEaM.jpg" height="615" width="623" />USGS on &nbsp;Mt St Helens <a href="http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/st_helens/" target="_blank">&gt;&gt;&gt;</a><br />Mount St Helens now&nbsp;<a href="http://pnsn.org/volcanoes/mount-st-helens" target="_blank">&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;</a><br />Washington Military Department kreflects on the eruption &nbsp;<a href="http://mil.wa.gov/blog/news/post/a-look-at-the-mt-st-helens-eruption-35-years-later" target="_blank">&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;</a><br />Satelite images from Mt ST Helens, 1979 until 2014 <a href="http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/sthelens.php?utm_content=buffer6d7d6&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=twitter.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer" target="_blank">&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;</a><br />Janine Krippner on the eruption&nbsp;<a href="http://inthecompanyofvolcanoes.blogspot.gr/2015/05/remembering-mount-saint-helens-1980.html" target="_blank">&gt;&gt;&gt;</a><br />Mt St Helens eruption: a geo-animation <a href="http://dli.taftcollege.edu/streams/Geography/Animations/MtStHelens.html" target="_blank">&nbsp;&gt;&gt;&gt;</a>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-35795348559801957962017-05-15T12:30:00.000+02:002017-05-15T22:18:28.637+02:00The new silk road<b>After some tests with a freight train from China to London a new freight service has started between China and the UK.</b><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JH4AtirMazU/WIhW7JIYs7I/AAAAAAAAKXM/UYs1zAShwxwONTdKjcayJP7Pt_-lU1_FACLcB/s1600/1383092853054_246.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="393" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JH4AtirMazU/WIhW7JIYs7I/AAAAAAAAKXM/UYs1zAShwxwONTdKjcayJP7Pt_-lU1_FACLcB/s640/1383092853054_246.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">A few months ago already the first new silk road trains arrived in Germany</td></tr></tbody></table>In the end of april the East Wind train pulled up at its destination at just after 1pm, following a 16-day journey, to become the first direct freight train linking China and the United Kingdom. Centuries ago this route was known as the Silk Road. the route along which trade first flourished between China and Europe, bringing silks, spices, Chinese porcelain and even gunpowder from the east.<br /><hr /><br /><a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38666854" target="_blank">The BBC about the new freight service &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; </a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/18/east-wind-train-blows-china-re-open-silk-road-trail/" target="_blank"><b>Read the full article about the first train&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&nbsp;</b></a><br /><br /><b><a href="http://geographicalnews.blogspot.nl/2015/04/a-new-silk-road.html" target="_blank">Geographical news about the new silk route to Germany &gt;&gt;&gt; </a></b>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-39204794016172696412017-05-09T16:05:00.000+02:002017-05-09T16:05:08.446+02:00French police clear up to 1,600 migrants from camp in Paris<b>Several months ago the French authorities cleaned up the Jungle of Calais. About 5,500 of its residents were sent to various housing facilities across France</b>.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TBjWbehZ6pY/WRHLm1Iry8I/AAAAAAAALko/NuBOjkQ-SCYqLc_ouzkM64xAx0zqAf_CwCLcB/s1600/parijs-migranten-tentenkampBarbesses-2015.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="360" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TBjWbehZ6pY/WRHLm1Iry8I/AAAAAAAALko/NuBOjkQ-SCYqLc_ouzkM64xAx0zqAf_CwCLcB/s640/parijs-migranten-tentenkampBarbesses-2015.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />And now again a cleanup .. this time in Paris. Some 1,600 migrants have been evacuated from a refugee camp on the outskirts of Paris near Porte de la Chapelle, according to city authorities.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.rt.com/news/387706-camp-paris-migrants-evacuation/" target="_blank">&nbsp;Read the full article &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;</a>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-31070365439043821372017-04-30T09:07:00.000+02:002017-04-30T09:07:00.155+02:00Re-inhabitation of Small Town America <b>A lot of small villages in the USA didn't grow for more than 50 years. They became forgotten Small Towns, Shitvilles.....However they are now discovered by people from the large cities. Waterville, Mississippi is a nice example.</b><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wFKr2CBX89g/WKFnurX8qVI/AAAAAAAAKks/dDmU_c2KRHYmz-FkNq71mufmpngitHCfwCLcB/s1600/Water-Valley-Mississippi-Main-Street2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="423" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wFKr2CBX89g/WKFnurX8qVI/AAAAAAAAKks/dDmU_c2KRHYmz-FkNq71mufmpngitHCfwCLcB/s640/Water-Valley-Mississippi-Main-Street2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />Less than a decade ago, Water Valley, Mississippi was a forgotten small town: there were 18 empty storefronts lining it’s four-block Main Street and plenty of decaying homes for sale. Located only twenty miles from the University of Mississippi and the pricey town of Oxford , it was well-placed for revival.<br />&nbsp;In 2002, the first new inhabitants came from Oxford. They were early pioneers in the effort to rehabilitate the old 19th Century railroad town- turning their former drugstore into the Bozarts art gallery, but it took the formation of a community to create real change.<br />Water Valley is 3,500 people with a four-block long downtown. Since 2002 the&nbsp; team has been instrumental in bringing 88 new jobs to downtown. Adding 26 new businesses. Fixing buildings, more major renovations in 29 buildings. Adding 14 upper floor apartments. In that new business mix they have added four new restaurants, three art galleries, one grocery store, one doctor’s office and one brewery.”<br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kChc7PVQFwA?ecver=1" width="640"></iframe> <br /><br /><b><a href="http://www.newgeography.com/content/005533-re-inhabitation-small-town-america">Read the full article &gt;&gt;&gt;</a></b>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-15379061385954390422017-04-20T08:36:00.000+02:002017-04-20T08:36:00.161+02:00Solar Power world leaders<b>China is now the largest producer of solar energy in the world. But neighbouring India is no less ambitious when it comes to renewable energy. The country has just put the world’s largest solar power plant into service.</b> <a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vTtEDAdGoPc/WOsnUllGkUI/AAAAAAAALWs/p9HpWmNH8gY4-vScEDbNXS6cdTgLJV8FQCLcB/s1600/Solar%2Bpower%2Bplant%2Bindia%2B2017%2Bb.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="255" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vTtEDAdGoPc/WOsnUllGkUI/AAAAAAAALWs/p9HpWmNH8gY4-vScEDbNXS6cdTgLJV8FQCLcB/s640/Solar%2Bpower%2Bplant%2Bindia%2B2017%2Bb.jpg" width="640" /></a>The Adani Group’s new site in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu covers an area of 10 square kilometers and has a capacity of 648 megawatts (MW). This is nearly 100 MW more than the previous record-holder, the Topaz Solar Farm in California.<br /><b><a href="https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/02/this-enormous-solar-power-plant-just-became-the-biggest-in-the-world/?utm_content=buffer284fe&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=facebook.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer" target="_blank">Read the full article &gt;&gt;&gt; </a></b>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-84866716683449463882017-04-15T09:09:00.000+02:002017-04-15T09:09:10.042+02:00Volcanic eruption captured by drones in GuatemalaViolent volcanic eruptions in Guatemala have been captured by drones for the first time.<br /><br /><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/r6AQR8VQl-s?ecver=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> A team of scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge flew the unmanned vehicles 3,700m (12139ft) over the Volcan de Fuego, which erupts every three to four weeks.<br /><br />&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39571147" target="_blank">Read the full article n the BBC &gt;&gt;&gt;</a>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-84350192907000990212017-04-10T09:38:00.000+02:002017-04-10T09:38:14.679+02:00The Netherlands.. in a nutshell<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qYNx4Cp84ok/V9mQhOIU9NI/AAAAAAAAIfQ/N7xvPY65xDEkcSMVYTRgDp6ac1wbPs__wCPcB/s1600/TERRASAANDEIJSSEL.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="423" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qYNx4Cp84ok/V9mQhOIU9NI/AAAAAAAAIfQ/N7xvPY65xDEkcSMVYTRgDp6ac1wbPs__wCPcB/s640/TERRASAANDEIJSSEL.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="nl"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">The Netherlands in a nutshell 😃 <a href="https://t.co/ok5hJlmtPP">pic.twitter.com/ok5hJlmtPP</a></div>— AK is vet (@AKisvet) <a href="https://twitter.com/AKisvet/status/824165513207185408">25 januari 2017</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-60004495203924215252017-04-05T09:24:00.001+02:002017-04-05T09:24:11.162+02:00Geological Brexit<b>The UK has now started the formal process of leaving the EU, but scientists say they have evidence of a much earlier "Brexit".</b><br /><b>&nbsp;</b><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-A73Ll9-CNIg/VU9agWXWa3I/AAAAAAAAHvs/kb7qjbzeyOoXGTqLVo3K0AIDw1eqrSfaACPcB/s1600/n6342bf7-1399583016.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="371" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-A73Ll9-CNIg/VU9agWXWa3I/AAAAAAAAHvs/kb7qjbzeyOoXGTqLVo3K0AIDw1eqrSfaACPcB/s640/n6342bf7-1399583016.jpg" width="640" /></a></div>They have worked out how a thin strip of land that once connected ancient Britain to Europe was destroyed. The researchers believe a large lake overflowed 450,000 years ago, damaging the land link, then a later flood fully opened the Dover Strait.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39494740" target="_blank">Read the full story on the BBC &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; </a>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-58354861084519320102017-04-02T20:27:00.002+02:002017-04-02T20:27:57.711+02:00Floods and mudflows in Colombia Flooding and mudslides in the Colombian city of Mocoa sent torrents of water and debris crashing onto houses killing 254 people, injuring hundreds and sending terrified residents, some in their pajamas, scrambling to evacuate. Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks onto buildings and roads in the capital of southwestern Putumayo province and immobilising cars in several feet of mud in the early hours of Saturday morning. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ow3YYTgdin4?ecver=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-78882353945873494532017-03-30T08:54:00.000+02:002017-03-30T08:54:03.426+02:00Tsunami preparednessveryone, everywhere should know how to be prepared for tsunamis and what to do to be safe. This is true for people who live or work near the ocean, but also for anyone who may visit someday. Are you in the Zone? TsunamiZone.org provides suggestions and resources for your family or organization to "know your zone" and to learn how to be safe. <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8SJDw1-u2Cc?ecver=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-50722868362003170372017-03-26T12:18:00.000+02:002017-03-26T12:18:09.224+02:00New England’s 1816 “Mackerel Year,” Volcanoes and Climate Change Today<b>Hundreds of articles have been written about the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history, at Indonesia’s Mt. Tambora just over 200 years ago. But for a small group of New England-based researchers, one more Tambora story needed to be told, one related to its catastrophic effects in the Gulf of Maine that may carry lessons for intertwined human-natural systems facing climate change today.</b><br /><b>&nbsp;</b><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OPQJhB3sl4s/VSy3hqrBduI/AAAAAAAAHm4/dEM2BbNKHPUOugRuf426JihZXjbqgXjVACPcB/s1600/vulkaan%2BTambora.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="434" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OPQJhB3sl4s/VSy3hqrBduI/AAAAAAAAHm4/dEM2BbNKHPUOugRuf426JihZXjbqgXjVACPcB/s640/vulkaan%2BTambora.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><b>&nbsp;</b><br /><b><a href="https://www.usgs.gov/news/new-england-s-1816-mackerel-year-volcanoes-and-climate-change-today">Read the full article&nbsp; on the USGS website &gt;&gt;&gt;</a></b>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-55243985079550643272017-03-20T09:15:00.000+01:002017-03-20T09:15:19.080+01:00The Hashtag Paris map<b>#berthillon, #mouffetard, #pompidou, #bataclan, #merci , #lacigale...What do you think ??? Well these are a few very popular hashtag used on Twitter about Paris.</b>&nbsp;<br /><br />Brought together now on a new map.The names of the metrosations are replaced by the hashtags ; - )<br /><br />&nbsp;A Detail of the map:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cfhqq7qOLVg/WIsBQJ61plI/AAAAAAAAKXw/SQ8SIWXJ8Sclaiw-gcmEkqB65pHIlegnQCLcB/s1600/hashtagkaart-parijs.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="279" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cfhqq7qOLVg/WIsBQJ61plI/AAAAAAAAKXw/SQ8SIWXJ8Sclaiw-gcmEkqB65pHIlegnQCLcB/s640/hashtagkaart-parijs.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />This is the full Paris hashtag map ! click on it for a larger version <br /><br /><a href="http://www.parijsonline.nl/cms/wp-content/uploads/tagsandthecity-paris-2560.png"><img class="wp-image-5323 size-full" src="http://www.parijsonline.nl/cms/wp-content/uploads/tagsandthecity-paris-2560.png" height="640" width="640" /></a><br /><br />&nbsp;<a href="https://www.tagsandthecity.net/paris/" target="_blank"><b>The original version is to be found on tagsandthecity &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;</b></a>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-32458816270184663392017-03-17T04:01:00.001+01:002017-03-17T04:01:48.142+01:00Lava explosions on the Etna surprises BBC crew membersBBC footage captures the moment when lava flow triggered an explosion as it came into contact with snow on Mount Etna in Sicily on Thursday. Ten people, including BBC crew members, were injured in the explosion, which pelted those nearby with boiling rocks and steam. Mount Etna, a Unesco world heritage site since 2013, can burst into life several times year <hr/><iframe src="https://embed.theguardian.com/embed/video/global/video/2017/mar/16/lava-explosion-mount-etna-bbc-video" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-61995916480059107972017-03-15T11:11:00.000+01:002017-03-15T11:11:22.151+01:00When Permafrost Melts,.......<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SSQUpuRVNRI/WHs-GteEbuI/AAAAAAAAKQ8/w2OV7WRQkpk_5rkTOu1B0N4JavYGeoj7gCLcB/s1600/Permafrost-%2BSpitsbergen.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="427" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SSQUpuRVNRI/WHs-GteEbuI/AAAAAAAAKQ8/w2OV7WRQkpk_5rkTOu1B0N4JavYGeoj7gCLcB/s640/Permafrost-%2BSpitsbergen.jpg" width="640" /></a></div>Scientists allover the world conduct annual expeditions to the polar regions in order to understand the diverse processes in the permafrost an to precisely assess the impacts of it´s degradation. It is clear Permafrost is melting away. What happens when permafrost thaws? <br /><hr /><i><b>From Twitter:</b></i><br /><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="nl"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon? A Siberia river offers some important clues <a href="https://t.co/zl5PKc9Sez">https://t.co/zl5PKc9Sez</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/climate?src=hash">#climate</a> <a href="https://t.co/Rs2IuGikaT">pic.twitter.com/Rs2IuGikaT</a></div>— LDEO (@LamontEarth) <a href="https://twitter.com/LamontEarth/status/805771299989680128">5 december 2016</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-83759527854092960522017-03-10T09:00:00.000+01:002017-03-10T09:00:11.131+01:00The smartphone sourcemap<b>Find out EXACTLY where the 400+ parts of your smartphone come from [Fairphone 2 Sourcemap]</b><br /><b>&nbsp;</b><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3zJbtWvZ6Pc/WIhal7xqDdI/AAAAAAAAKXY/Grl7-tsjIJwkhLDsmM8aapKulYBWJ4A1QCLcB/s1600/smartphone%2Bsourcemap.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="401" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3zJbtWvZ6Pc/WIhal7xqDdI/AAAAAAAAKXY/Grl7-tsjIJwkhLDsmM8aapKulYBWJ4A1QCLcB/s640/smartphone%2Bsourcemap.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />Fairphone was the first brand to register for an official account on Open Sourcemap - and they did it to publish the supply chain of the next-generation ethically sourced Fairphone 2. It's no easy feat considering they were able to trace the phone down to the raw materials' country of origins and the mines themselves in some cases.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.fairphone.com/en/how-we-work/mapping-phone-made/" target="_blank">See the&nbsp; map directly on the Fairphone website &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; </a>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-41726039299231191162017-03-08T09:50:00.003+01:002017-03-08T09:51:42.022+01:00Northern California: Before and after 2017 storms<b>January 18, 2014</b>: January 2014 was one of the driest Januarys on record in recorded history. Even in winter, much of the vegetation in drought-stricken California appeared brown. Roughly two weeks after this photo was taken, the Sierra snowpack was measured on Feb. 1 at 9 percent of average, the lowest ever for that time of year.<br /><br /><b>March 1, 2017</b>: After a series of storms slam Northern California throughout January and February, the vegetation greens and the snowpack is at 185 percent of normal. <br /><blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-partner="tweetdeck"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">Photos from space show dramatic impact of 2017 storms <a href="https://t.co/dSbOGGzP92">https://t.co/dSbOGGzP92</a> <a href="https://t.co/5Z6z8xI0sL">pic.twitter.com/5Z6z8xI0sL</a></div>— SFGate (@SFGate) <a href="https://twitter.com/SFGate/status/839125430590267393">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-60639704038438098642017-03-05T10:08:00.000+01:002017-03-05T10:16:21.071+01:00Bird migration on a map<div style="text-align: center;"><b>Where Geography meets Biology </b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-orSYsAyw06I/WLvXNCjXx6I/AAAAAAAAK2E/mtWV-VykWDMlNPYe6E4StKFXjKntUe1ZACLcB/s1600/beijing%2Bswift.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="241" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-orSYsAyw06I/WLvXNCjXx6I/AAAAAAAAK2E/mtWV-VykWDMlNPYe6E4StKFXjKntUe1ZACLcB/s640/beijing%2Bswift.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />Swifts born in Beijing’s old imperial palaces travel 16,000 miles every year to southern Africa and back again without touching ground. I was amazed by this track map. Why don't they just go directly south, by example to one of the Indonesian islands? Why do they take a route north of the Himalaya and not south ? <br /><hr/><blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="nl"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">This animation shows the incredible migration of the BEIJING SWIFT. Each coloured dot is an individual bird tracked from the Summer Palace. <a href="https://t.co/cymTBDKclJ">pic.twitter.com/cymTBDKclJ</a></div>— Birding Beijing 北京观鸟 (@BirdingBeijing) <a href="https://twitter.com/BirdingBeijing/status/837171987256528898">2 maart 2017</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/25/swifts-migrate-beijing-southern-africa-without-landing" target="_blank">The Guardian wrote also about it &gt;&gt; </a>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-68637972331428808362017-03-02T20:42:00.000+01:002017-03-02T20:42:10.468+01:00Next big volcanic bang<div style="text-align: center;"><b> Looking for the next big volcanic bang? Papua New Guinea would be a good bet.</b>&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iwg-x7o6UT0/WCtlCBAd6KI/AAAAAAAAJmo/60R2dHZDZLA8w_nn1k6GtuXE_auqdsHLQCLcB/s1600/Nw%2BGuinea-Mt%2BTavurvur.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="360" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iwg-x7o6UT0/WCtlCBAd6KI/AAAAAAAAJmo/60R2dHZDZLA8w_nn1k6GtuXE_auqdsHLQCLcB/s640/Nw%2BGuinea-Mt%2BTavurvur.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />If you wanted to pick an area of Earth where you might expect the next, big caldera eruption, you might be hard-pressed to find anyplace with more potential than Papua New Guinea. Geologist Erik Klemetti on Wired.........<br /><br />&nbsp;<a href="https://www.wired.com/2016/11/papua-new-guinea-hides-dangerous-volcanoes-earth/">Read more &gt;&gt;&gt;</a>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-72647264823279884632017-02-28T20:50:00.000+01:002017-03-04T08:26:41.325+01:00The Oroville dam.... after <b>Two weeks after the Oroville high water / spillway / emergency spillway problem. The damage to the dam becomes more clear&nbsp;</b><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dyAA1EKNaIg/WLXUTN8bk0I/AAAAAAAAKtk/TfrVH-ZF1po9hJEIpDQj_HedttthMI6oACLcB/s1600/Orovilledam-28%2Bfeb%2B2017.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="358" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dyAA1EKNaIg/WLXUTN8bk0I/AAAAAAAAKtk/TfrVH-ZF1po9hJEIpDQj_HedttthMI6oACLcB/s640/Orovilledam-28%2Bfeb%2B2017.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center " data-partner="tweetdeck"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">Full extent of the damage to the Oroville dam is revealed <a href="https://t.co/CqC613FMRu">https://t.co/CqC613FMRu</a> <a href="https://t.co/jTQAUuQYcb">pic.twitter.com/jTQAUuQYcb</a></div>— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) <a href="https://twitter.com/DailyMail/status/836602249673650178">February 28, 2017</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-16978945623320972872017-02-25T10:00:00.000+01:002017-02-25T10:00:14.502+01:00Charles Lyell glacier<b>How warm has California been lately? Well, look at the bottom image below and see if you can tell it was once a mighty glacier: 140 years on from Charles Lyell's death, the glacier named for him in Yosemite has almost disappeared.</b><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kcSe_zUGlV8/VkefDuS3QoI/AAAAAAAAIFU/rcVwSAx694g/s1600/glacier.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="278" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kcSe_zUGlV8/VkefDuS3QoI/AAAAAAAAIFU/rcVwSAx694g/s640/glacier.jpg" width="640" /></a> <br /><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jamie-Woodward/e/B00EYG2SC4/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0">from a tweet send by Jamie Woodward</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.citylab.com/weather/2015/11/witness-the-rapid-demise-of-a-once-majestic-california-glacier/415989/" target="_blank">Read more on the citylab website &gt;&gt;&gt; </a>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-50485769055669826832017-02-22T17:44:00.000+01:002017-02-22T17:44:23.776+01:00A new continent: Zealandia<b>Geologists claim to have discovered a new continent to the east of Australia: Zealandia. At 4.9 million square kilometres of land mass, 94 per cent of which is under water, Zealandia would be the world's smallest continent. </b><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lUULP1NQFoM/WK2_kbbSJYI/AAAAAAAAKog/WG4VSOtrtqsvaHdl3kW7okuXSeTA63VUACLcB/s1600/zeelandia.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="318" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lUULP1NQFoM/WK2_kbbSJYI/AAAAAAAAKog/WG4VSOtrtqsvaHdl3kW7okuXSeTA63VUACLcB/s640/zeelandia.jpg" width="640" /></a></div>In a paper published in the Geological Society of America's Journal, researchers explain that Zealandia measures five million sq km (1.9m sq miles) which is about two thirds of neighbouring Australia. <br /><hr /><br /><br /><blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center " data-partner="tweetdeck"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">More on Zealandia <a href="https://t.co/MRmGvpStOs">pic.twitter.com/MRmGvpStOs</a></div>— Geography@Rosebery (@GeoRosebery) <a href="https://twitter.com/GeoRosebery/status/833431311259942912">February 19, 2017</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-83927940554508341062017-02-20T09:26:00.000+01:002017-03-04T08:27:41.399+01:00100 years of global seismicity on a map<div style="text-align: center;"><b>Plate tectonics and global seismicity </b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DG62bH7UDBM/WLiaMnzF2XI/AAAAAAAAKwE/nrb_JnPJFA0dfeMPF0rFVLLBIRSjnOKRACLcB/s1600/gondwa%257E1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="628" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DG62bH7UDBM/WLiaMnzF2XI/AAAAAAAAKwE/nrb_JnPJFA0dfeMPF0rFVLLBIRSjnOKRACLcB/s640/gondwa%257E1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><hr /><blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="nl"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">100+ yrs of global <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/seismicity?src=hash">#seismicity</a> from the new V4.0 of the ISC-GEM catalogue. More info at <a href="https://t.co/2RNqtHROsz">https://t.co/2RNqtHROsz</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/FMGlobal">@FMGlobal</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/USGS">@USGS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/NSF_GEO">@NSF_GEO</a> <a href="https://t.co/giGMW6zPpL">pic.twitter.com/giGMW6zPpL</a></div>— ISC (@ISCseism) <a href="https://twitter.com/ISCseism/status/826010792894070784">30 januari 2017</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-47479907631907919602017-02-17T10:12:00.000+01:002017-02-17T10:12:01.177+01:00California watersystem<b>The Oroville dam is not a water reservoir system on its own. It's a part of a larger water system in California with reservoirs, levees, canals and rivers. a complex system from Oroville to Sacremento.</b><br /><b>&nbsp;</b><br /><hr /><div style="text-align: center;"><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RMLpIkBXP1s?list=PLki90Aw2GjdcKXw_uK-L-TfyJQ3Eh4WwT" width="560"></iframe></div>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-53332007945821156222017-02-14T13:55:00.000+01:002017-02-16T10:04:08.055+01:00Volcano under naples<b>The Campi Flegrei caldera under the Italian city of Naples shows signs of “reawakening” after almost 500 years of inactivity.&nbsp; So what's happening underneath Naples ?</b><br /><br /><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-w3m7MB5n48s/WGJkZjSCV5I/AAAAAAAAKEA/XtjtjSy4_1cSIWYiRfpzka-v__saAUzNQCLcB/s1600/Campi%2BFlegri%2Bkaart.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="364" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-w3m7MB5n48s/WGJkZjSCV5I/AAAAAAAAKEA/XtjtjSy4_1cSIWYiRfpzka-v__saAUzNQCLcB/s640/Campi%2BFlegri%2Bkaart.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br />According to a study published Tuesday, it is close to nearing a critical pressure point, which could spell disaster for the 500,000 people that reside in the area. The 12km-wide cauldron is actually a collapsed volcano. As such it does not have one obvious central peak, rather it is fuelled by one huge magma chamber. This is precisely what makes Campi Flegrei so dangerous. Italian and French scientists have for the first time identified a threshold beyond which rising magma under the Earth’s surface could trigger the release of fluids and gases at a 10-fold increased rate.<br /><br /><br /><b><a href="http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/supervolcano-responsible-for-largest-eruption-in-european-history-has-started-to-stir-again/news-story/54d9fa36372a924d919577431fc13036?utm_content=SocialFlow&amp;utm_campaign=EditorialSF&amp;utm_source=News.com.au&amp;utm_medium=Twitter" target="_blank">Read more &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;</a></b>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5011546690596505626.post-74621147801112771852017-02-12T17:24:00.000+01:002017-02-12T17:24:00.180+01:00Monitoring the Iceland Volcanoes<b>According to geophysicist Páll Einarsson, four of Iceland's volcanoes are showing increased amounts of activity in preparation for another eruption.&nbsp;</b><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zHSTcrkqWvQ/WJyXQm5f_OI/AAAAAAAAKiQ/fsulIXt7V-wLhc39zVlrPQuYvYnpgxDgQCLcB/s1600/bardarbunga%2B20017.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="427" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zHSTcrkqWvQ/WJyXQm5f_OI/AAAAAAAAKiQ/fsulIXt7V-wLhc39zVlrPQuYvYnpgxDgQCLcB/s640/bardarbunga%2B20017.jpg" width="640" /></a></div>Katla is the most active that it's ever been in four decades. "Katla has been unrestful since this autumn." The other volcanoes showing increased activity are Hekla, Grímsvötn and Bárðarbunga.<br /><br /><a href="http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/nature_and_travel/2017/02/07/four_of_iceland_s_main_volcanoes_all_preparing_for_/" target="_blank"><b>Read the full article &gt;&gt;&gt; </b></a>Gotze Kalsbeekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040107051877876088noreply@blogger.com0