Back when tropical Wisconsin had just started its journey northward from the equator, there were 15,000 foot high mountains here. Remember? No? How about the giant inland seas before that? If not, surely you recall the immense ice sheets that ground much of that rock into powder? That was only 10,000 years ago. Even if […]
Pope Farm Conservancy has many fascinating geological features! Join our host Eric Carson, Geologist and Assistant Professor at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, to learn how the glacier made this Conservancy the way it is. Come view the terminal moraine, walk three recessional moraines and stand where three different water-sheds come together (overlooking […]
Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing interviews Melanie Radzicki McManus author of Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail (Published March 9, 2017) Wisconsin Historical Society Press.
Geologists at the University of Wisconsin have discovered what may prove to be the Rosetta Stone of earthquake studies. UW-Madison postdoctoral student Randy Williams and his advisor, Laurel Goodwin, have used veins of calcite in rocks from New Mexico to produce a record of historic earthquakes stretching back 400,000 years. Randy Williams and Laurel Williams […]
Producer Will Cushman speaks with geophysicist James Hickey, of the Camborne School of Mines in the UK. Hickey is a co-author of a study published in the journal Scientific Reports in September on Sakurajima volcano in Japan. The study uses groundbreaking methods to model the dangerous volcano’s magma chamber and forecasts that Sakurajima could produce […]
Join us for a chat with wife-and-husband science writing duo Alex Witze and Jeff Kanipe, of Boulder, CO. Witze is a correspondent for the journal Nature and Kanipe is working on a series of books for astronomy enthusiasts called Annals of the Deep Sky. Last year, they published Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of […]