Each month, Jesse Zondervan picks his favourite posts from geoscience and development blogs/news, relevant to the work and interests of Geology for Global Development . Here’s a round-up of Jesse’s selections for the past four weeks:
Bali’s Mount Angung started erupting ash this month, and a post on the Pacific Disaster Center’s website gives you an insight into the workings of Indonesia’s early warning and decision support system. How do you monitor an internationally disruptive volcanic eruption?
In Japan, eruptions in 2016 were preceded by large earthquakes (MW 7.0). A team of researchers used Japan’s high resolution seismic network to investigate the underground effects of earthquakes and volcanoes. How does an earthquake affect a volcano’s activity?
Next to plenty of disaster risk stories – including the simple question: why can’t we predict earthquakes? -, this month brings you a computer simulation tool to predict flood hazards on coral-reef-lined coasts and some thoughts on how to communicate SDGs in an earth science classroom.
Have a look!
The UN Sustainable Development Goals – what they are, why they exist by Laura Guertin at AGU’s GeoEd Trek blog
GeoTalk: How an EGU Public Engagement Grant contributed to video lessons on earthquake education by Laura Roberts-Artla at the EGU’s GeoTalk blog
Disaster Geology: 2017’s Most Deadly Earthquake by Dana Hunter at Scientific American
Can the rubble of history help shape today’s resilient cities? By David Sislen at Sustainable Cities
Why Can’t We Predict Earthquakes? By David Bressan at Forbes
Detecting landslide precursors from space by Dave Petley at the AGU Landslide Blog
Ocean Sediments Off Pacific Coast May Feed Tsunami Danger by Kevin Krajick at State of the Planet
Life-saving technology provides alert as Bali’s Mount Agung spews ash, raises alarm at Pacific Disaster Center
Climate Change Adaptation
Scientists counter threat of flooding on coral reef coasts by Olivia Trani at AGU’s GeoSpace blog
Check back next month for more picks!