A half-baked geomorphology of the Conway, AR area.

A half-baked geomorphology of the Conway, AR area.

My Mom and brother Greg and his family live in Conway, Arkasas, (where I am now) and every time I visit I’m perplexed by the geomorphology I see. Conway has boomed in the last couple of decades–it’s a bedroom/white flight community; lots of people...

USGS Ike damage assessments.

USGS Ike damage assessments.

The USGS has posted before and after photos, here of the Bolivar Peninsula just east of Galveston. Maybe I should explain my posts on this–I believe that climate change and society’s reaction to it are among our most important environmental issues. And of...

Martian geomorphology and “sapping canyons.”

Martian geomorphology and “sapping canyons.”

The European Space Agency has just released some stunning images of water-formed canyons on Mars. Here the canyon is about 4km deep. Lots of interesting information at ESA’s website here. This agency has a very friendly web presence with many beautiful images. A...

Grand Canyon flooding and geomorphology.

Grand Canyon flooding and geomorphology.

Here’s an excellent article on management of the Grand Canyon’s geomorphology from the Christian Science Monitor. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Jack Schmidt (a key researcher in this effort). He’s a dynamic and fascinating speaker on river...

Flooding and science literacy.

Flooding and science literacy.

Our local Jackson County Mississippi peak looms. Highway 3 at Chester, my favorite route to St. Louis, will be closed. I like this quote from a NY Times blog interview with Kamyar Enshayan, a science educator in Iowa: Q. Why did the same practices that were blamed for...