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Lab trip to the Eternal Flame Falls

We visited the Eternal Flame, a methane seep at a local waterfall, on a beautiful fall Saturday. Eternal Flame Falls is a short hike from a huge parking lot at Chestnut Ridge County Park, outside Buffalo. We also explored the rest of the park on our hike and met a local mushroom photography expert on the trail!

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Canisius Conservation Conversations

This month, I had the pleasure to be a guest at Canisius Conservation Conversations, a student-produced podcast at the Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations at Canisius College, Buffalo. It was a great experience!

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Vaughan et al., 1999 Supplementary Information

I like the paper “Distortion of isochronous layers in ice revealed by ground-penetrating radar” by Vaughan, Corr, Doake, and Waddington (1999), Nature, 398(6725), 323–326, doi:10.1038/18653. The paper describes the field discovery of a Raymond Bump. The online Supplement, however, is not so good. (Thanks, Nature.) I wanted to be able to read it without squinting and scratching my head, so I rewrote it. Maybe it will prove useful to someone out there at some time. See link at end of page.

If you don’t know what a Raymond Bump is, you should learn about it from Jesse Johnson’s page.

This is the Raymond Bump under the ice divide at Siple Dome, West Antarctica. It’s a radargram. From Gades et al. (2000).

And finally… the Supplement of Vaughan et al. (1999)… rewritten!