The VolkswagenFoundation funds a series of two summer schools entitled “Earth Surface Dynamics – Understanding Processes at the Earth’s Vulnerable Skin” led by apl. Prof. Dr. Martin H. Trauth, together with nine instructors from Germany, United Kingdom, and Ethiopia. The application is now open, the deadline is 1 October 2017. Download the summer school 2018 flyer.
In the latest issue of the U Potsdam’s magazine Portal Wissen includes two articles about the Chew Bahir Drilling Project. The first of these articles is about my involvement in the project, the possible link between climate and evolution, the drilling operations in the Chew Bahir and subsequent laboratory work and time series analyses. The second article is about ancient DNA analyses of the Chew Bahir drill cores performed by my collaborators Michael Hofreiter and Ralph Tiedemann.
Carleton College, Northfield, MN, together with MathWorks again invites science faculty and educators to a Developing Competency in Teaching Computation using MATLAB workshop at 15–17 October 2017. Two earlier workshops and associated webpages were discussed in an earlier post to this blog. Continue reading “Workshop on Teaching Computation using MATLAB at Carleton College”
The terrestrial Earth Surface System (ESS) is driven by geological, biological, and climatic forces. They form a complex system of closely coupled processes and feedbacks that are not yet sufficiently understood. Knowledge of these interactions is essential because the Earth’s surface is the foundation for all human activity and its dynamics impact all facets of life, habitability, and sustainability.
Through the U Potsdam’s research initiative NEXUS: Earth Surface Dynamics the renowned earth, environmental, life and data sciences of the Potsdam-Berlin area will intensify existing collaboration and liaise with new partners to form a network to understand Earth-Surface processes. U Potsdam’s science campus Golm will be the center of NEXUS providing modern infrastructure and a concentration of interdisciplinary expertise. Source: S. Schneider, U Potsdam.
In a series of blog posts, I will tell you a little about how I teach computational geosciences with MATLAB. In the morning of the last day I teach image processing and analysis. Continue reading “Teaching Computational Geosciences with MATLAB, Part 10: Image Analysis”
The new GMT/MATLAB Toolbox by Paul Wessel and Joaquim F. Luis is a great interface between both very popular tools. Continue reading “GMT/MATLAB Toolbox”
This exercise is intended to help students to understand how to scan the magnetic anomaly of three disk-shaped Y10 magnets underneath a table. The experiment simulates a magnetic survey for subsurface structures. Continue reading “The Apple iPhone/MATLAB Mobile/LEGO MINDSTORMS Scanner, Part 2”