can anyone recommend some good resources to brush up on my chemistry? 


#geology, #university,
¤ 02 - 19 - 14 (PM)
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Ways to cut down on your water intake ( I always preferred beer over wine anyway) 

Ways to cut down on your water intake ( I always preferred beer over wine anyway) 


#water, #geology, #environment,
¤ 01 - 29 - 14 (PM)
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I’d like to retract my “I cba with this questionnaire” statement

So I did the questionnaire thing last night whilst having The Thick of It on (Malcolm Tucker is God) and emailed it back to this admissions lady.

My phone buzzed this morning whilst at work and got an email:

Dear Mr Entwistle,

We are delighted to make you a conditional offer of a place of study here at the University of Birmingham.

I’M SO GLAD I FILLED IT IN!!!!

(the conditional part is me having to upload my A level certificate saying I got a C in maths)

So yeah, I have a place on the MSc Hydrogeology course at Birmingham starting at the end of September :O

So chuffed that I’m going back to uni 


#university, #geology, #birmingham,
¤ 01 - 09 - 14 (PM)
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This personal statement can get tae france. 

Anyone got any tips on writing a personal statement for a postgrad?


#university, #geology,
¤ 11 - 03 - 13 (PM)
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I am now a Fellow apparently (although when I went on the GSL website it says my joining date is 01/01/2014) of the Geological Society.

And I’m the only one of my surname to be in there.

So now I don’t know whether to update my CV to say this, even though it says my joining date is 01/01/2014. Seeing as I’m in the directory, I guess I could do. Anyone have any ideas?


#geology, #geological society,
¤ 09 - 11 - 13 (PM)
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Looking at Hydrogeology MSc’s, this is the fee’s for Strathclydes….
How the FUCK can they get away with charging nearly 3x as much for people living in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland - yet EU students get the reduced fee? 
I thought I would see the last of this after I finished my undegrad - but no, apparently not.
At this rate I think I would sooner go to Birmingham as (1) it’s supposedly one of the best Hydrogeology masters and (2) it’s a lot more affordable! 
Pfff

Looking at Hydrogeology MSc’s, this is the fee’s for Strathclydes….

How the FUCK can they get away with charging nearly 3x as much for people living in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland - yet EU students get the reduced fee? 

I thought I would see the last of this after I finished my undegrad - but no, apparently not.

At this rate I think I would sooner go to Birmingham as (1) it’s supposedly one of the best Hydrogeology masters and (2) it’s a lot more affordable! 

Pfff


#university, #geology, #education, #equality(not),
¤ 07 - 31 - 13 (PM)
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Revising glacial processes today (why is a geologist studying glaciers you may want to ask, well it’s because I ran out of options to choose so it was this or hydrology)


#glaciers, #landscape, #geology, #Physical Geography,
¤ 04 - 21 - 13 (AM)
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Lines, lines, more lines, and more lines, and regression

Been looking at seismic lines everyday this week for my advanced sequence strat course. Made me realise that I think I want to go into petroleum after my masters.

However, all the lines and 9-5 everyday thats been happening this week is starting to make us all go a bit retarded and silly.

So much so that several people wore pyjamas to the class today. 

Seismic lines (2D ones that is) is pretty much, 99%, only used in petroleum (although some researchers use them to look at deep structures and Earth science phenomenum like the Moho). 

For all those who are interested, this is the sort of shit we’ve been doing, e.g. using seismic lines in stratigraphy to interpret past environments, sea level, tectonics, etc. BUT we’ve also been analysing areas for source rocks, reservoirs, traps, etc. for hydrocarbons:


#geology, #geophysics, #petroleum,
¤ 11 - 29 - 12 (PM)
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This is how I feel after stayping up last night until 6:40am writing my report for my field project which is due tomorrow.
To add a twist to it, I need to hand it in today as tomorrow I’m going home to see the doctors. 
BUT IT’S ALL GOING OKAY.
Only got the abstract to write, so thats like 200 words, and my original cross section which I thought I lost has now been found! 
Gonna get baked like a gateaux on Monday evening. 

This is how I feel after stayping up last night until 6:40am writing my report for my field project which is due tomorrow.

To add a twist to it, I need to hand it in today as tomorrow I’m going home to see the doctors. 

BUT IT’S ALL GOING OKAY.

Only got the abstract to write, so thats like 200 words, and my original cross section which I thought I lost has now been found! 

Gonna get baked like a gateaux on Monday evening. 


#geology,
¤ 10 - 21 - 12 (AM)
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I (sort of) know what my lab project is on

Had a meeting with my project advisor today, and basically I’m going to looking how different lithologies of bed-load sediments affect the longitudinal profiles of rivers and the impact rivers have on the environment.

At least I think that is what it’s on.

He later went on to say that I could even include how different lithologies affect sedimentary basins (which is more of a geological thing to look at) as then you can look at a present-day sedimentary basin (or do other basin analysis) and have a better idea of the river system. 

I think that’s my project.

This is all going to be using a mathematical model in a spreadsheet, so no faffing around booking equipment or costs and other things. 

GOOD


#geology,
¤ 10 - 10 - 12 (PM)
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Woop

Got a first for my field slips/maps from my summer mapping project and a 2.1 for my cross section, just the report to do now :) So happy


#geology,
¤ 10 - 04 - 12 (AM)
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Pyroclastic Density Currents (PDCs)

or when igneous petrologists trick students in to thinking you will never need to graphic log igneous rocks THEN BAM!

PDCs are pretty to cool to look at, pretty shit to be stuck in one.

In essence, they are a combination of very very hot gases and debris from the volcano (range of sizes from ash to tuff to pebbles to large minerals that have been scraped off the sides of the volcano and are just ejected out). 

When PDCs turn in to rocks by wizards, these are called ignimbrites, which can have a range of textures depending upon the PDC which formed it (google ignimbrite grade continuum or read Branney & Kokelaar 1991).

This is a Light microscope image of a welded ignimbrite, composed of eutaxitic lapilli-tuff as seen in thin section (Long dimension is several mm). The glass shards (mostly brown) sometimes become welded together when the deposit is still hot, and can be deformed by flow and compaction about crystal fragments (clear).

Here is one showing a fiamme texture:


#PDCs, #volcano, #igneous, #geology,
¤ 06 - 15 - 12 (PM)
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That’s one big fun ash cloud. 

That’s one big fun ash cloud. 


#geology, #volcanoes,
¤ 06 - 15 - 12 (PM)
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Imagine Mr Burns (that Simpsons guy) saying “a-hoy-hoy” but it’s actually “pa-hoy-hoy”.
His voice always comes into my head when someone says pahoehoe
Also, gutted if your car was on this road. 

Imagine Mr Burns (that Simpsons guy) saying “a-hoy-hoy” but it’s actually “pa-hoy-hoy”.

His voice always comes into my head when someone says pahoehoe

Also, gutted if your car was on this road. 


#geology, #volcano,
¤ 06 - 15 - 12 (PM)
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#geology, #volcano,
¤ 06 - 15 - 12 (PM)
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