Monthly Archives: October 2011

Geophysics Bunker

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In honour of Halloween, our every-day creepy storeroom decent: You thought I was kidding about geophysicists as supervillains, yet what better location for an urban lair (or final stronghold to defend against the zombie hordes) than a concrete bunker hidden … Continue reading

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Overheard at the office: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger coffee. I have an image of a cyclopsian monster brewing coffee strong enough to dissolve stir spoons.

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Lyrics: Black Gold Hunters, Statoil

The drilling equivalent of the LHC rap has been making the rounds in the geosocialsphere. It’s by a Norweigan company, Statoil, possibly as part of an internal team-building exercise. I haven’t been able to track down the lyrics, so here’s … Continue reading

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Disaster Reduction Day

The second Wednesday in October (today) is designated by the UN as Disaster Reduction Day. This year, I recommend education through entertainment to reduce your personal risk. Play Stop Disasters!, a sim-city style game on disaster mitigation. Play Beat the … Continue reading

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Job Title: Field Geophysicist

I keep getting asked what a field geophysicist actually does. Geophysics is an adventure vacation crossed with electronics lab; field geophysicists are the hybrid offspring of MacGuyver and a James Bond villan. Geophysics is the science of collecting data on … Continue reading

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