B) Finding valuable things in the Earth, warning about hazards, learning how the Earth works, and C) Supervising taste-tests between Coke and Pepsi, and not telling anyone that the geologists drink Feedback: Most jobs in geology involve finding valuable things: oil, clean water, ores, and more. But, geologists also teach and communicate in other interesting and entertaining ways, warn about hazards, and help understand the Earth system.educating and entertaining people.coffee at home.D) Supervising taste-tests between Coke and Pepsi.E) Cloning new organisms to sabotage competing companies.
Points Earned: 1.0/1.0 Correct Answer(s):BExercise 11. Type "Alley RB" into the author space on the Web of Science. You will find lots of pages of refereed scientific literature that Dr. Alley has worked on. What was he publishing on in 1987? (Hint: the older ones are near the back, so use the “page” box near the top in the center to go there.)A) Water-pressure coupling of sliding and bed deformation, and sedimentation beneath ice shelves.B) Coordination numbers, grain growth in ice, and till compaction.C) Deforming-bed origin of southern Laurentide till sheets, and changes in the West Antarctic ice sheet. D) Till beneath ice streams, and firn densification.E) Deposition and diagenesis of strata in polar firn, and fabrics in polar ice sheets.Feedback: The Web of Science lists 7 papers that Dr. Alley helped write and that have 1987 publication dates. Four concern mud (till) beneath Antarctic ice streams, and particularly beneath one called Ice StreamB. One is on the transformation of old snow (called firn) to ice, and the others are on processes in ice that cause crystals (or grains) to grow and that control the rate of ice deformation (rheology). Dr. Alley published on many other things in other years, but these were the 1987 contributions. Eventually, these helpus understand how ice sheets work, and whether the ice will fall in the ocean and flood the coasts.Points Earned: 1.0/1.0 Correct Answer(s):D2. Scientists collaborate a lot. The Web of Science tells you who all the coauthors are. Search on Dr. A (Type “Anandakrishnan S” into the author box of the search page). Notice that many of the entries list a few authors followed by “et al.” (which stands for “et alia” and means “and others” in Latin). If you click on theblue title, you’ll see a list of all of the authors. So, who was Dr. A co-authoring with in 2004?A) W.R. Kapsner, C.A. Shuman and C.S. Stearns, among others.B) S.R. Taylor and B.W. Stump, among others. C) T.K. Dupont and J.P. Winberry.D) P. Jung and Q. Olds.E) P.M. Grootes, K.M. Cuffey, and J.M. Bolzan, among others.Feedback: Dr. Anandakrishnan collaborated and coauthored with all of the people listed, and has worked with many other people; the key is finding the 2004 list. Both T.K. Dupont and J.P. Winberry were Penn State Ph.D. students who have gone on to good positions at other schools.
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