Author Archives: geoskid

Frost Earthquakes (Cryoseisms)

By Kristina Kassis (Fall 2012 GE 101 student) Have you ever been jarred awake in the middle of a particularly cold night by what seemed to be a small earthquake? If you have, chances are that it was not an … Continue reading

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Mineral of the Week: Corundum

By Kristina Kassis (Fall 2012 GE 101 student) Image source Most people, when asked to name minerals, can easily recognize commonly known minerals such as Gold, Silver, Sulfur, Carbon, Iron, Zinc, Tin, Calcium, Potassium, Hydrogen and others.  However, how many … Continue reading

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Acid Lakes: Kawah Ijen

By Kristina Kassis (Fall 2012 GE 101 student)   A famous scene in the 1997 drama Dante’s Peak features the protagonists, played by Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton, attempting to navigate their way across a lake that Brosnan’s character Harry … Continue reading

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Volcanic Lightning: Beautiful but Deadly

By Kristina Kassis (Fall 2012 GE 101 student) Image source On June 5, 2011, Chile’s Puyehue volcano, located in the Andes Mountains of Southern Chile about 575 miles South of the Capital, Santiago, erupted explosively, demonstrating the dramatic power of … Continue reading

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Student Blog: Logan B

Check out Logan B’s blog as she spends the spring 2011 semester in Turks and Caicos! http://loganintci.blogspot.com/ We all wish we were somewhere tropical too.

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Student Blog: Sam

Check out Sam’s blog as he spends the spring 2011 semester in Tanzania, Africa! http://samsinafrica.blogspot.com/

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Student Blog: Aurora

Check out Aurora’s blog as she spends semesters abroad in Costa Rica (fall 2010) and New Zealand (spring 2011)! http://adventuresofaurora.blogspot.com/

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