Category: Earth sciences
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Reviews: Books by Orrin Pilkey ’57
Orrin Pilkey ’57 has written several books on beaches, shorelines, sea levels, and climate change.You can read reviews of two of his books from Washington State Magazine. The World’s Beaches: A Global Guide to the Science of the Shoreline (2011)...
Categories: Earth sciences, Environmental studies
Tags: Books, Climate change, Oceans
How you contribute to soil health
If you contribute your daily bodily wastes to a municipal waste treatment plant, you are more than likely directly benefiting Washington soils. According to Puyallup soil scientist Craig Cogger, each person in Washington produces about 60 pounds ...
Categories: Agriculture, Earth sciences, WSU Extension
Tags: Biosolids, Soil, Soil health
Map: Soils of Washington state
The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences developed a map of soils and soil types in Washington state. Click on the image below to visit the Remote Sensing and GIS Lab's interactive map. On that website, you can click on a county to view detailed maps...
Categories: Earth sciences, Geography
Tags: Maps, Soil
Watching the weather in the Pacific Northwest
You can follow the mercurial weather of the Pacific Northwest with a number of resources from Washington State University and other weather websites. AgWeatherNet :: Access to raw weather data from the Washington State University weather network, al...
Categories: Environmental studies, Earth sciences
Tags: Weather, Meteorology
Gallery: Images of Antarctica
While rock hunting across Antarctica last winter, WSU geochemist Jeff Vervoort was captivated by how the landscape revealed dramatic stories of merging glaciers, tortured ice, wind-sculpted snow, and glacial debris. But where he saw a language of sci...
Categories: Visual arts, Earth sciences
Tags: Geology, Artists, Antarctica, Design
When soil goes sour
Ammonia based fertilizer, which provides nitrogen, can offer a great boost to even an otherwise not so healthy soil. But ammonia fertilizer, which depends on petroleum for its manufacture, is becoming very expensive. The consistent high yields of whe...
Categories: Agriculture, Earth sciences
Tags: Soil, Soil health, Nitrate fertilizer
Puff Volcanic Ash Tracking Model
Click on an initial eruption height below to watch a predictive ash dispersion animation based on current atmospheric conditions.The Puff model is a volcanic ash tracking model developed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It has been supported b...
Categories: Earth sciences
Tags: Volcanoes, Geology