Saturday, November 21, 2009

Geoscience articles on my current reading list

Quantification of the degree of confinement of a turbidite-filled basin: A statistical approach based on bed thickness distribution - Felletti et al -- method attempting to predict the degree of confinement of a deep-water system by using bed-thickness distribution; study area is in the Tertiary Piedmont Basin of Italy.

Facies controls on the distribution of diagenesis and compaction in fluvial-deltaic deposits - Hammer et al --  facies controls on diagenesis and compaction trends in the Triassic-Jurassic Are Formation of mid-Norway.

Lacustrine turbidite channels and fans in the Mesozoic Songliao Basin, China - Feng Zhi-qiang et al. -- documentation of delta-fed lacustrine turbidites, including dimensional data.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fascinated by uncertainty

I have always been fascinated by uncertainty.  Maybe because is part of my background, or maybe, as Dennis Lindley says (quote below), because uncertainty is everywhere.
You are uncertain, to varying degrees, about everything in the future; much of the past is hidden from you; and there is a lot of the present about which you do not have full information. Uncertainty is everywhere and you cannot escape from it.
I also suspect that uncertainty is to some degree responsible for my passion for the Earth Sciences, where lack of certainty is the norm. When you are not sure of the outcome, there is always the thrill of possibility, the excitement of anticipation, the prospect for the unconquered horizon.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...