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|Wednesday, July 19th, 2017|
|An Iceberg is born.
This has got some great pictures of the Behemoth.
One in particular is the most fractally. I want to track these down, and see what the image specialists have done to it. Sentinel data it seems.
SLSTR Sentinel-3A Behemoth birth evolution. Can't remember what SLSTR is.
Once again, I am surprised that in the 21st Century, I find out about this now, in my middle age. The Legend of a Female Pope.
Who knew!? Of course it's a legend. We couldn't possibly let that be real. But it is a good example of whether things are "true" or not. Maybe we've had a female Messiah too.
|Wednesday, July 12th, 2017|
|An Iceberg is Born!
Finally it has arrived, the third largest iceberg in the age of Satellite Imagery
. It is sad because there's less ice in Antarctica, but excited because there's so much to learn about the ice from the satellite imagery. I've been looking at satellite imagery for the last year and a half. I think remote sensing is amazing, and I love looking at the pictures. Always surprised by what I see, and what it means. I have been following Midas Online
More News of the Giant Iceberg
from the BBC.
Stay tuned. We will keep you posted.
|Tuesday, June 27th, 2017|
|Women who regret having children
There is a whole book about Women who regret having children, and this is an article
about the book, and the women. Just remember as you go about your day, that there are lots of things that we keep bottled up inside. Not necessarily healthy for anyone. So give your neighbour a chance to make a mistake once in a while.
|Friday, June 2nd, 2017|
|Biggest Iceberg Ever!
I'm getting the popcorn ready. The break off of the colossal Larsen C ice shelf into the biggest iceberg ever, of 5,000 km^2, could happen in the next week!
|Thursday, May 25th, 2017|
|Tuesday, May 9th, 2017|
|Melbourne Weeping Festival
This is a cartoon by Michael Leunig
. I saw one similar by him, in a book, in 1999, and I've been looking for it ever since. This one will have to do. :D
It was a foreshadowing of when I went to a weeping festival. It wasn't in Melbourne, but there was a lot of crying. I have thought for some time now, that there should be a Crying Festival for ANZAC Day. Oh well. I'm not dead yet.
Good on you, Michael. You are truly special.
|Saturday, May 6th, 2017|
|Nearly Wild Camping
I went on a field trip yesterday. We went to a forest. As I'm looking at it, looking further in, into the darkness, this phrase floated into my head, "wild camping". I don't know where it came from. I don't remember any conversation about wild camping. Certainly not any time recently. Who knew that it's really a thing? But Mr Google tells me that other people are looking for "wild camping" places.
AndNearly Wild Camping
It kind of makes me laugh to think that if I took a lot of people that I know "wild camping", they would probably die. :D
|Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017|
|job for a glaciologist
Normally I wouldn't bother marking this. But I can't remember if I've ever seen a job for an actual glaciologist
listed at the Australian Antarctic Division. But now that I started looking, and I can't find it in five minutes, I have to come back to this.
Looking for the mystery program mentioned in the job listing.
AAD program Antarctica and the Global System (AGS)
Because if I was going to apply for this job, that would be the next thing that I would do. Look for the information about the program, and it's research. Etc. Maybe even ring them and tell them that I can't find their mystery program. Secret knowledge. If I don't already know, I'm not meant to know.
Adrian uses Sentinel-1 data to monitor Larsen C
ice shelf. I want to check if those melt ponds are actually that blue, or have they been artificially coloured to the colour of the aerial photography because I have never seen them look like that in the Sentinel data. Or on Greenland. Or anywhere really in the satellite imagery that i've looked at.
|Monday, May 1st, 2017|
|The stubbornest little snow patch in Australia
I suppose that this is how glaciers begin. There's one little snowpatch that managed to remain through the summer like this one, this one snowpatch
, on the walking trail from Thredbo to Mt Kosciuscko.
Then there's some kind of freak April snow storm that tops it up with snow before the main snow fall for the winter, which is June. Since the ski season starts in the first week of June, there's been a few weeks of snow to build up the piste. Maybe May is when they can usually expect there to be snow. But once that little snowpatch remains through a summer, then it's got a head start for turning into a glacier, in a few hundred years. Maybe.
I might try and find the link to the local source. Seems to be Thredbo website
|Posting issues with Livejournal.
Hm, so maybe this is going to be an issue for other LiveJournal users.
I have some communities hanging off me. And if I am logging into my GMail account at the same time as my LJ account, LJ thinks that I want to post as my GMail account, but it is not actually a community, and it keeps saying "cannot post to this community". If i log out of GMail then I can post to LJ. Maybe this will post, and then I will know that i have to do some more troubleshooting. I would like LJ to work just like it did before.
So far, not quite.
|Saturday, April 29th, 2017|
|Climate variability: handy list of papers
I want to read through these papers, and look for an actual literature review that has been published. List of Papers
about climate variability that might actually be in a useful article. Not sure about the conclusion.
Hey Livejournal, it's good to have you back.
|Tuesday, April 25th, 2017|
This is a test.
|Monday, March 20th, 2017|
|The Iceberg is Coming!
The biggest Iceberg that we have ever seen is on its way getting ready to be born.Satellite Image
of the iceberg in West Antarctica, and the land-fast sea ice breaking up.
|Friday, March 10th, 2017|
|Worker Burnout in Mining
I had reason today to Google "Worker Burnout in Mining". I remembered an old buried thought that i didn't talk about much at the time. I realised a long time ago that I never wanted to work as a geologist because I thought, or feared, that I would have a mental breakdown. Maybe it was those Scientologists that put the thought into my head.
Today I had reason to think about those 12 hour days, and how they don't leave much time for anything else. What is the cost of a mental breakdown?
Still, I was surprised to find this:Mining, fly-in, fly-out workers and the risk of suicide
Of course it makes sense to me. But still, I quote the article:
"there has been very little scientific study of possible connections between FIFO/DIDO work and suicide." Fly in/ Fly out, and Drive in/ Drive out. In spite of there being an Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, National Centre of Excellence in Suicide Prevention. Oh my god, no one say anything too loudly about how evil mining is, we still need it to shore up the Australian Economy. We couldn't possibly do anything else. I am so angry about this.
There is a research paper about suicide cases, mining, and Roxby Downs, but I haven't read it yet.
WORK/FAMILY CONFLICT AND BURNOUT IN THE ROXBY DOWNS MINING COMMUNITY: A COMMUNITY BASED STUDY
Maybe there is plenty of scope for Lila the Sacred Play in building suicide resilience.
|Friday, February 24th, 2017|
or the Mathnavi. Located at the Sacred Texts Internet Archive. I remember last year, or maybe even the year before, looking at UQ for some Sufi literature, and finding one book. I need to look again for his whole name Maulana Jalalu-'d-din Muhammad Rumi or the favourite popular variations like Jalal a'din Rumi, or maybe Rumi Jalal al'din, will turn up different things. I'm sure there's some fancy at Fryer, that looks like this illustration
|Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017|