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Earth Sciences and Map Library summer hours

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Summer hours begin at the Earth Sciences and Map Library on Thursday, May 21. During the summer, the library will be open during the following hours:

Monday - Thursday
9am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday

Fall semester hours will begin Wednesday, August 26th. 

The Circulation Desk closes 15 minutes before the library closes.

May 18, 2009 | Categories: News & Updates | jridener

How Tight is Your Gas an AAPG online symposium

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The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC)are offering an e-symposium titled: How Tight is Your Gas: Thermal Profiling for Unconventional Oil & Gas on May 21, 2009 at 2pm CDT.

From the AAPG Education page: "This e-symposium is ideal for engineers, geoscientists, geotechs, and operations personnel who are involved in drilling and production operations, as well as those who develop programs for unconventional reservoirs."

Topics to be covered during the e-symposium include:

  • Basics of Thermal Profiling
  • Applications for & Benefits of Thermal Profiling in Unconventional O&G Reservoirs
  • Fiber Optic-Based Sensor Deployment
  • Data Visualization and Interpretation
  • Getting Started ? What you Need to Know

More information is available on the AAPG Education page.

May 06, 2009 | Categories: Events | jridener

Digital map indexes at EART

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Are you working on a specific place in another country? Interested in finding out if the library has topographic maps of Peru, China, and the former Soviet Union? Would you like to see what map sheets are held by the library without having to leave your office or house?

The Earth Sciences and Map Library has recently digitized nearly all of the indexes for map sets in the library and placed them online. Users can browse the list or use the "Find" functionality in their browser to find map sets for their area of interest.

The indexes can be sorted by area and call number by clicking on the column headings. In the future, each map set will be linked to its corresponding catalog record from the page.

Currently, this list does not include the Army Map Service (AMS) index maps which can be found on a separate page.

May 01, 2009 | Categories: News & Updates, Web resources | jridener

Animated map projections on YouTube


Here's an interesting animation by Jack van Wijk of the Eindhoven University of Technology that depicts various strategies for projecting the globe on a two dimensional surface. Some of these projections are well known while others are a bit more experimental.

You can find out more about the animation and the Unfolding the Earth project, including the names of the projections, on the project's site. Professor van Wijk has published a paper in The Cartographic Journal about Unfolding the Earth.

Thanks to Kay Guildner and Maps-L for the link.

Apr 22, 2009 | Categories: Trivia, Web resources | jridener

Berkeley Seismological Lab Lawson Lecture April 14, 2009

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Chris Poland
of Degenkolb Engineers will give the annual Lawson Lecture on Tuesday, April 14 at 6pm in Sibley Auditorium at the Bechtel Engineering Center on the UC Berkeley campus.

This year's lecture, "Building Resilient Communities: Fresh Challenges for Earthquake
Professionals" will present the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research
Association's (SPUR) Resilient City Initiative.

From the BSL Lawson Lecture site: "Healthy communities grow by leveraging intellectual capital to drive economic development while protecting cultural heritage. In the San Francisco Bay Area, as in other regions where earthquakes occur, success depends in part on the ability to rebound from major earthquakes. But action plans for reducing losses have stalled. Chris Poland will present the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association's (SPUR) Resilient City Initiative. This Initiative is an effort to avoid post-Katrina-type problems by defining the seismic hazards and response performance goals for San Francisco in terms that everyone can understand. SPUR's path and plans will improve San Francisco's ability to recover and are a guide for other cities preparing to cope with disasters."

You can find a list of past Lawson Lectures, from 2003
on, many with links to presentation material and a webcast of the
lecture itself, on the BSL site.


Apr 13, 2009 | Categories: Events | jridener

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