Tag: geology

Jan 02 2015

Late Heavy Bombardment

The Late Heavy Bombardment and its Impact on the Terrestrial Planets Sanuja Senanayake1, Jenna Sie1, Brendan Visser1 and Cassie Vocke11Geology Undergraduate Students: Fall 2014, University of Calgary. Abstract The Late Heavy Bombardment (LHB) is a hypothetical astrophysical event which occurred in our Solar System 4.1 to 3.8 billion years ago. At this time, an increased …

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Oct 01 2014

Thin Section Sketches

Thin section sketches are drawings that represent what you observed. But most of us (students, researchers and professors) are not artistically inclined. Even if you are good at drawing diagrams, you still have to empathize key features when drawing a thin section sketch. Here are some tips and tricks for making a good (if not …

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Sep 01 2014

Few tips for new Geoscience students

Even before we go into minute details on being a successful Geoscience student, let me explain why we use “Geoscience” as opposed to “Earth Science” or “Geology”. Geology can be loosely defined as the study of solid Earth and the processes which the Earth evolve. But it has grown into a multidisciplinary field with several …

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May 23 2014

Subject to interpretation

World is full of mysteries. Science is the study of natural world through experiments and observations. Hence to solve mysteries we often rely on scientific method, logical processes, to explain the unexplainable. But what if I told you that large portion of science is also subjected to numerous interpretations? Role of human nature Modern science …

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May 16 2014

Pictures from field school

The pictures are from the Carlin Canyon, Nevada Field School instructed by Dr. Charles Henderson and Dr. Benoit Beauchamp at the University of Calgary. However, this page has no affiliation to the professors or the university. This is a personal (Sanuja Senanayake) collection of images. The GPS reading are taken either from the built-in GPS …

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