EGU 2012 – Vienna, Austria

City Center of Vienna EGU 2012 in Vienna has just ended. The conference was great. There were many interesting sessions and fabulous talks. There were a few talks that were more interesting than others. Here are my two favorites: The Greater India Basin Hypothesis by Douwe van Hinsbergen et al. Douwe talked about the discrepancy between the […]

Barrovian Metamorphism in Central Spain

George Barrow (1853-1932), a self-taught field geologist discovered systematic changes in metamorphic mineral assemblages in the Scottish Highlands. He further proposed that the sequence of mineral appearances was an indication of increasing metamorphic grade or the conditions under which the rocks were metamorphosed. The mineral sequence is thus: Chlorite – Biotite – Garnet – Staurolite […]

Titan’s Dunes in Egypt – Stephen Phillips

During my undergraduate at Brigham Young University, I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Jani Radebaugh in conjunction with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA/Cal Tech) and Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (U of Arizona). We were researching the linear dunes on Saturn’s largest moon Titan seen by the Cassini spacecraft. Titan is unique because it is the only planetary […]