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Geo-Job: On how to be a Geophysicist

I’ve written before about how I love field geophysics, and find the job to be a mix of James Bond villain meets MacGyver. The post has spawned some questions, with emails to me from proto-geophysicists asking how to get from … Continue reading

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Icefields Parkway, Alberta

This is a site description from the 2010 geoNatHaz field school. Crowfoot Glacier viewpoint The Crowfoot Glacier has retreated, losing one lobe since being named, thus decreasing its resemblance to a Crow’s Foot. Meltwater from the glacier supplies the Bow … Continue reading

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Cathedral Mountain, British Columbia

This is a site description from the 2010 geoNatHaz field school. A small glacier on Cathedral Mountain produces pools of water on its surface, resulting in jökulhlaups (glacial outburst floods) of 10,000 to 24,000 cubic meters of water mobilizing debris … Continue reading

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Kicking Horse Pass, British Columbia-Alberta Border

This is a site description from the 2010 geoNatHaz field school. The Kicking Horse Canyon is composed of folded, soft calcareous shale and limestone cut by the Kicking Horse River. Over $972 million has been dedicated to improving Highway 1 … Continue reading

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Rogers Pass, British Columbia

This is a site description from the 2010 geoNatHaz field school. Rogers Pass traverses the Selkirk Mountains at 1330 m above sea level, surrounded by summits reaching nearly 3,440 m above sea level. The region receives an average of 10 … Continue reading

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Revelstoke Dam, British Columbia

This is a site description from the 2010 geoNatHaz field school. Revelstoke Dam impounds a reservoir 130 km long to Mica Dam, on the Columbia River. Each of the five generator units has a capacity to generate 460,750 kW, while … Continue reading

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geoNatHaz field book

geoNatHaz is an international field school with trips to observe natural hazards in Italy and Canada. The purpose is to increase competency in dealing with natural hazards and to increase international understanding of the hazards. After attending the 2010 Canadian … Continue reading

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Natural Hazards in southern British Columbia

The interaction of strong north-south geomorphic obstructions and a low population density dominate the risk assessment for British Columbia. The north-south mountain ranges and valleys place severe limitations on where transportation and other infrastructure may be built. The limited economic … Continue reading

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