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Aerodynamics at LAX: discount flight terminal

The domestic discount flight terminal at LAX features almost nothing at all, yet does have diagrams for Bernoulli’s Theorum, and shock waves at the transonic barrier.

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Geoscience at YVR: domestic terminal

“The Sea-to-Sky Wall” is located in the domestic terminal of the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) domestic terminal. The accompanying signage is a delightful tribute to our local geology. The Garibaldi Golden Granite is a coarse-grained granodiorite, and part of the … Continue reading

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Science at YVR: US departures terminal

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The United States departure terminal at Vancouver International Airport is not nearly as scientifically interesting as the international terminal. About all we’ve got is a Science World storefront where you can peruse books on local geoscience and play with science-toys, … Continue reading

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Geoscience at YVR: International Departures terminal

The Vancouver airport international departures terminal between Gates 60 to 70 features more relaxing-for-an-airport geoscience than any other airport I’ve visited. A 60 m freshwater river terminates at the base of a 114,000 L saltwater aquarium of approximately 850 sea … Continue reading

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Geoscience at San Francisco Airport

The precipitation forecast as the American Geophysical Union fall meeting attendees headed to the airport to return home was less than ideal. Specifically, the airport was blanketed in fog, reducing airport operations to one runway, delaying and canceling flights. Line … Continue reading

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