2017 Conference of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists

The CoRE research group that I lead at Colorado School of Mines visited Houston, TX last week to attend the 100th conference of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). It is an industry-focused scientific conference that brings together academia and industry to address basic and applied scientific problems for the petroleum industry. I include a …

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Submarine landslide deposits – a spectacular outcrop example from Japan

I tweeted an image that got a lot of attention the other day and wanted to follow it up with a quick post describing the deposit.  The back story is this: Lesli Wood, a submarine landslide expert, showed an image at a recent conference that is a spectacular example of a mass transport deposit (MTD), or …

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Geology on the Wing Wednesdays #11 – Mississippi River meander bend at New Madrid, MO

The blog has been quiet for a while, but here is one I had to share.  This photo was taken about 35,000 feet above the Mississippi river near New Madrid, MO.  New Madrid is famous for earthquakes in the early 1800s that altered the course of the river (see this ppt for an overview). The …

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