That second one would make pretty sweet cover art for a metal album, though.
That's so awesome!! Til hamingju!!
Mine have learned this phrase as well, and they do get up...and then they follow me into the bathroom, and then follow me back out again, and get right back into my lap.
Ok, there is no crisis, there is just plain a lot of email about different things. Phew?
It's a significantly-more-email-than-usual morning. I just see the numbers and haven't looked at what they are yet, but I'm worried?
I have admittedly been tempted for a while to try designing a Malört cocktail that doesn't suck...
I'm warning you now that I get very invested in the fate of the Gävle goat.
Four days until the Gävle goat goes up and the countdown to Christmas begins.
That's a perfect animal right there.
I did end up putting this in the CV!
I am seriously not sure.
Pardon me while I go fossilize...
I realize this could also be parsed as an elastic rebound shirt.
(I lectured about that today, and I did wear this shirt.)
⚒️ Look at this neat monocline shirt I found on the Levi's clearance rack!
In terms of where future magma comes out - it will take the easiest way up, the path of least resistance. All of the land on the Reykjanes Peninsula is old hardened magma or lava, and it can all crack eventually. It really depends on where specifically the next magma rises, and what's above there.
Sorry for the late answer! I was driving all day.
The easiest way to tell the seaward extent of an intrusion is to see how far the line of earthquakes extends into the water!(On land, satellite images would be really helpful for this, but that technique can't see through water...)
I've just returned home and both kitties got so chonky since Tuesday.
It's mostly just vibrations from the wind and rain, but differences in air pressure as a storm comes through can also affect the signal.
Some storm signal can be corrected out of seismic records in post-processing, at least. So - even though what's being recorded right now isn't as good for realtime assessment, it may still be useful for seeing how the situation has been evolving once people have been able to process it!
I didn't see it in the RFP?
(But I also wasn't admittedly looking for details on student involvement because this project wasn't designed to involve students.)
Or even the paperwork just to get the money accessible to me at all.....
I can still do the work without the grant, I just won't have the teaching buyout.
(I'm a little annoyed by the "this proposal would be stronger if it involved students." No, involving undergraduate students will mean I will not be able to finish the project within the year-long grant period, because I will spend most of the time teaching them how to do things!)
No NEHRP grant for me this year.
Updated hazard map from the Icelandic Met Office:
A (orange): hazard from ground failure/faulting
B (red): hazard from potential eruptive fissures, lava flows, and volcanic gases
C (purple): particularly high hazard of eruptive fissures opening, and from lava and gases
Red dotted line: dike
I no longer feel quite so weird about asking the surgeon who removed a cyst from a tendon in my hand if I could see some photos of it.
(I...kinda wish there were video of that sucker getting removed.)
Iceland has a completely unique geologic setting, and its landscapes are unlike anywhere else in the world. Plus so much interesting history, and a lot of love for cats. You've gotta go!
(I named both of my cats after volcanoes there for reasons, haha.)
If you mean the 64° Reykjavík angelica one, I did end up trying that one, and liked it a whole lot! I don't remember seeing a Himbrimi one on my flight. Maybe next time?
I had such a hard time deciding which ones to try!
Oh wow, and I thought the 10ish I get per admissions cycle was a lot!
(Though worth noting: my institution doesn't even have a PhD program.)
Part of me wants to try inventing a drink with Malört in it that isn't terrible, but...then I'd have to do a lot of taste-testing on the way there...
Trying new drinks that do not involve Malört, I assume!
Are you just looking for more classrooms to request people, or also more scientists to present?
(I'd love to get involved with this, and might actually have a light enough teaching schedule next semester to do it.)
Yes, no threat to Reykjavík from the current activity. A lot of people from Grindavík have evacuated TO Reykjavík!
The current volcanic/earthquake situation poses no threat to KEF!
Once again thinking about how much research AND scicomm I could be doing if I weren't teaching three or four classes per semester...
🧪⚒️🌋 The latest satellite data suggest that Hagafell, which is about 1.75 km NE of Grindavík, has the largest ground deformation and may therefore be the most likely eruption site. But it's still impossible to say where - or when or if - for sure.