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Rapid Uplift · 6d ago

Landscapes: Panchachuli Glacier And Lassar Yankti River Valley Kumaon Himalaya

I'm back. It was epic. There was geology. I saw the South Tibetan Detachment fault zone. I saw rock deformation. I saw Pleistocene -Holocene glacial deposits. I saw glaciers... I trekked, I ...
Rapid Uplift · 3W ago

Gone Hiking! Panchchuli Glacier And Beyond- Kumaon Himalaya

I'm leaving today for a trek in the Kumaon Himalaya, Uttarakhand. The destination is Panchchuli Glacier in the Darma Valley. We will also be going over on to the next ridge to the east and h...
Rapid Uplift · 3W ago

Himalayan Gravel Flux And Flood Risk

Why should an understanding of sediment transport distance and whether that sediment gets broken down into coarser gravel or finer sand be of any practical use?Here is a good example from th...
Rapid Uplift · 1M ago

Evolution Of The Konkan-Kanara Coastal Plain

The Konkan coastal plains is a beautiful getaway from west coast city life. Palm fringed beaches, quiet rivers and estuaries, betel nut plantations and forest tracts. Small villages and sett...
Rapid Uplift · 1M ago

Oceanic Crustal Thickness Since The Breakup Of Pangea

Of interest:Decrease in oceanic crustal thickness since the breakup of Pangaea - Harm J. A. Van Avendonk, Joshua K. Davis, Jennifer L. Harding and Lawrence A. LawverEarth’s mantle has cooled...
Rapid Uplift · 1M ago

Exploring India's Paleogeography And Fossils Using The Paleobiology Database Navigator

I was directed to the Paleobiology Navigator by a tweet from @avinashtn .Great fun! The Paleobiology Database is being maintained by an international non-governmental group of paleontologist...
Rapid Uplift · 2M ago

Comments On The 1.6 Billion Year Old Red Algae From Central India

The Proterozoic Vindhyan sedimentary basin in Central India contains sediments ranging in age from 1.7 billion years to about 600 million years ago. Bengtson and colleagues report three dime...
Rapid Uplift · 2M ago

Papers: Tectonics And Physical Volcanology Of Deccan Traps

There are plenty of research papers on the geochemistry of the Deccan Basalts. But nature lovers and trekkers like me come face to face not with chemistry but with the physical forms of lava...
Rapid Uplift · 2M ago

Field Photos: Western Uplands And Giant Plagioclase Basalts

Last Sunday I visited Chavand fort near the town of Junnar, about 110 km north of Pune. This is a rugged terrain marked by several NW-SE oriented ridges separated by broad U shaped valleys. ...
Rapid Uplift · 2M ago

Aristotle And Darwin: Why?

A thought provoking passage from The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science by Armand Marie Leroi-The history of Western thought is littered with teleologists. From fourth-century Attica to ...