A MathJax sample

This post is a quick mathjax test.

$$ P(A | \sim O) = \frac{P(\sim O|A) P(A)} {P(\sim O|A)P(A) + P(\sim O|\sim A)P(\sim A)} $$

That was easy.

Active Tectonics of the Andes (ATA) active fault database now on GitHub

This post originally appeared on my old blog.

In order to facilitate collaboration in development of the Active Tectonics of the Andes, a database of active faults in the (northern, for now) Andes, we have hosted it on GitHub. The development version is here, although the ‘release’ versions will continue …

Article on the South Lunggar rift, western Tibet, accepted in Tectonics

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A big part of my PhD was the exploration of a large, but essentially unknown, active rift in southwest Tibet, the South Lunggar rift. We mapped the rift, and did a solid amount of zircon (U-Th)/He thermochronology, combined …

HimaTibetMap now on GitHub

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edit 9 June 2013: HimaTibetMap repo on GitHub updated to new address

I maintain HimaTibetMap, an open-source database of active faults in the Indo-Asian collision zone. While I was in phd school, we hosted the data on KU’s proprietary …

Active Tectonics of the Andes (ATA-1.0): A new open-source active fault database, and interpretation

This post originally appeared on my old blog. Please note that the ATA database is now located at GitHub.

The 1 October 2012 issue of GSA Today (a science and news magazine by the Geological Society of America) features a new article from our research group, primarily written by my …

Great BBC documentary on Youtube of mountain building and collapse highlighting Tibet

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I was sent a great BBC video entitled ‘Roof of the World’ that does a nice job of outlining many of the modern concepts of mountain building (orogeny) and related collapse (taphrogeny), with emphasis on the Tibetan/Himalayan system …

Record M8.6 strike-slip earthquake off of Sumatra: The most interesting earthquake in some time

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Today’s [M8.6 strike-slip earthquake][sm] off the Sumatran coast is an incredible event for a number of reasons: First, it’s (as far as I’m aware) the largest recorded strike-slip earthquake. Second, it’s an intraplate …

Specialization in science, part 1: Specialization of the scientist

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Tyler Cowen of Marginal Revolution requested writings on whether science has become overly specialized and what the ramifications of this might be. I didn’t have any of the ‘leads’ he asked for so I decided to write one. My take is …

HimaTibetMap-1.1: An expanded and updated version of the Database of Active Faults from the Indo-Asian Collision Zone- for ArcGIS, GMT, and Google Earth

This was a post that originally appeared on my old blog. Please note that I have left the post the way it was in 2011, except for the GitHub announcement I made in May 2013; however, please get the HimaTibetMap database from GitHub instead of the KU Hawkdrive, as that …