Dec
03

AGU Fall Meeting.

I can’t believe how fast the past few weeks of my last fall semester at W&M have flown by. Tuesday morning, and a flight to San Francisco, will be here before I know it. I’ll be heading to the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, along with 3 other geology students and 3 of our…
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Oct
15

Taking a Step Back.

While I may have been remiss in blogging these past few weeks, I’ve been hard at work, chipping away at my research to-do list. I have put together a cohesive outline for our Schmidt Hammer paper, and I’ve spent hours working on a program which calculates width-to-depth ratios for different heights in any channel where…
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Aug
31

Box-and-whisker plots will always be in style.

I’ve written a good deal about my fieldwork and methods for collecting data, so now I want to return to the main question that is guiding my research, and then relate some of my recent fieldwork to that research question. In the simplest terms, I want to know “Is weathering an important process acting in…
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Jul
29

1,300 Miles Through the Valley and Ridge

Last Friday, I returned from a week-long field excursion that took me over the river (10 of them) and through the hills of western Virginia and West Virginia. I had two goals for the week: 1) to run reconnaissance on a long list of streams that may have good bedrock exposure and 2) to collect data from…
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Jun
16

The Field Work Begins

I’m two weeks into my research and things are beginning to pick up. Initially, we were planning fieldwork in either the Rockies or the Sierra Nevada. Unfortunately, both mountain ranges received record snowfall this past winter. While this was great for the ski season, it is bad news for bedrock channel research. High flows will…
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