Who’s hosting the next Accretionary Wedge?

The Accretionary Wedge is a geoscience blog carnival hosted by a different blogger each month. This page will be updated as necessary.

month:            Host       –       Topic

#5 – Jan 08:      Green Gabbro –   geologic mythconceptions (and pie)

#6 – Feb 08:      Lab Lemming –   things that make you go ‘hmm’

#7 – Mar 08:      Tuff Cookiegeology/ists in the movies

#8 – Apr 08:      Andrew –   Earth Day

#9 – May 08:      Julian –   significant geological event

#10 – June 08:    John Van Hoesenaesthetic geology (art, poetry, literature, etc.)

#11 – July 08 :    Ron Schott –   field geology (never happened, but might in future!)

#12 – Aug 08:   Callan Bentleygeology as ‘connector science’

#13 – Sept 08:   Chris (goodSchist)Geology in spaaaace!

#14 – Nov 08:   Geology NewsFavorite places to do field work

#15 – Jan 09:    Clastic DetritusPondering the geological future of the Earth

#16 – Feb 09:   GeotripperIs One Life Enough? (geologist’s lists of places to see)

#17- Jun 09:    Outside the InterzoneLet’s Do a Time Warp!

#18- Jul 09: Volcanista- Inspiration.

#19-Aug 09: Jim Lehane- Out of the box or “unusual” geological teaching tools, methods, or ideas. (Deadline August 21)

#20- Sept 09: Dave Bressan- What remains to be discovered and understood in the geological sciences? See full announcement here; deadline September 20.

#21-Oct 09: Tuff Cookie- Geologic Outreach; taking geology to students and non-geologists. (Dates and details of topic TBA, and subject to further elaboration by Jess.)

#32- March 11: Ann’s Musings- Parade of Geological Images

#33- April 11: Callan- Incorporating geology into the built environment.

#34- May 11: Dana Hunter- Weird Geology

#35-June 11: GeoEvelyn- Etymological Geology: favorite geological words. Deadline for posts moved up to Wed. 6/29.

#36- July 11: Geosciblog-science- What past mineral/fossil locality have you regretted not collecting more specimens from?

#37- August 11: Outside the Interzone- Sexy Geology- Here’s an older example, and here’s a more recent one.

#38- Sept. 11: Anne at Highly Allochthonous-  Back to School

#39 – October 2011: Evelyn at GeorneysDress Barbie like a Geologist for Halloween

#40 – November 2011: Michael at Uncovered EarthGeo-Lanterns

#41 – December 2011: Ron at Ron Schott’s Geology Home Companion BlogMost Memorable/Significant Geologic Event That You’ve Directly Experienced

#42 – January 2012: Ian at VolcanoclastCountertop Geology

#43 – February 2012: Hollis at In the Company of Plants and RocksMy Favorite Geological Illustration

#44 – March 2012: Simon at MetageologistMost important teacher

#45 – April 2012: Denise at life as a geologistGeological Pilgrimage

#46 – May 2012: Cat at Knowledge FlocsGeology, Life, and Civilization

#47 – June 2012: Jennifer at Fuzzy ScienceField Notes

#48 – July 2012: Charles at Earth-like PlanetGeoscience & Technology

#49 – August 2012: Dana at En Tequila Es VerdadOut of this World

#50 – September 2012: Evelyn at GeorneysField Camp/Trip Moments

#51 – October 2012: Matt at GeoSphereGeo Poetry

#52 – November 2012: Shawn at Vi-Carius – Dream Geology Courses

#53- December 2012: Lockwood at Outside the Interzone- The End of the World as We (Don’t) Know It.

#54 – January 2013: @glacial_till, @seismogenic and @UncoveredEarth at Geoblog to be Named Later – On the Rocks: Geo-Brews & Geo-Cocktails

#55 – February 2013: Maitri at Maitri’s VatulBlogGeo-Injuries

March 2013 – No Accretionary Wedge

#56 – April 2013: Andrew Alden at About: Geology – Geo Photography

May 2013 – No Accretionary Wedge

#57 – June 2013: Evelyn at Georneys“Seeing Geology Everywhere”

#58 – July 2013 – Evelyn at GeorneysGeoSigns!

#59 – August 2013: Mika at GeoMikaGeologic Field Guide Recommendations

#60 – September 2013: Matt at GeoSphere – Momentous Discoveries in Geology Throughout History

#61 – October 2013: Mika McKinnon at GeoMikaWhat do you do?

#62 – November 2013: Martin Bently (tentatively) at “being the collected thoughts of our hero” – Geollowe’en

#63 – December 2013: Hollis, at In the Company of Plants & Rocks, on Plants and Rocks, or Rocks and Plants.

#64 – January 2014: Geoblogger to be named, at Blog to be named, on topic to be chosen.

112 Responses to “Who’s hosting the next Accretionary Wedge?”

  1. Lab Lemming Says:

    I’m game to host, but I’d prefer any other topic- geologists in movies would merely be a subset of the January edition.

  2. Mathias Says:

    Here are two topics I thought off:

    A more humorous one: “Weird rituals and traditions among Geologists.” I could spontaneously think of 2 already.

    More serious: “Famous Geologists (or Geoscientists as a broader term) and their achievements.” I could name a few…

  3. Julian Says:

    Another possible topic: A geological event that was particularly memorable/meaningful to you and why. It could be anything from hearing about but not experiencing a specific event that caught your particular interest, to that one occurrence you were waiting for to make the point on your paper and then it happened, to your own first-hand experience with an event. Or whatever else someone wants to make of it!

  4. Lab Lemming Says:

    I think I know my topic; Tuff can have movies if she wants. I’ll post tonight, link from here.

  5. Lab Lemming Says:

    here ya go.

  6. Andrew Says:

    I would like to reserve April, please, for something related to Earth Day and where geology fits (or doesn’t). I have a couple old rants about Earth Day, but I’d personally like to try honey this year over vinegar.

  7. BrianR Says:

    Andrew…I put you up there for April. But, isn’t Earth Day in May?

  8. Julian Says:

    Earth Day is 22 April, I believe…

    Erm. If there are no volunteers and people don’t object to newbies, I could take May.

  9. BrianR Says:

    Julian … okay, you’re on there for May. Yes, of course, Apr 22nd…duh.

  10. Tuff Cookie Says:

    I’ll confirm the Movies one for…hmm…March 24 (John Wesley Powell’s birthday, as it happens). Therefore, everything should be in by Easter Sunday. Sound good?

  11. Andrew Says:

    Hey everybody! I haven’t forgotten the Wedge. Tuesday the 22d is Earth Day, the US-centric one not the official UN version on the equinox. The April Wedge is, whatever you want to tell the world on Earth Day.

    I’ve been a curmudgeon in the past about Earth Day, but I won’t be this year. Global warming has made us all “earth scientists,” which I prefer to call geologists. That will be my theme, I think. But by all means speak your own piece, don’t kowtow to mine. Send your links to geology@about.com, and I’ll drip a post the evening of the 21st just to get a jump on the day, with revisions to accommodate all new submissions.

  12. Julian Says:

    I also haven’t forgotten about the Wedge! I’m still up for hosting in May, and I think I’m going to use the “significant geological event for you” idea I mentioned earlier in this thread. I’ll make a more detailed and articulate post about it once Andrew posts the April carnival.

  13. goodSchist » The podClast - episode 2 Says:

    [...] Andrew Alden was hosting this month’s Accretionary Wedge. You can find out about the next edition at “Who’s Hosting the next Accretionary Wedge?“ [...]

  14. Andrew Says:

    [knock knock]

  15. Callan Bentley Says:

    Hi folks,

    I can host the August 2008 issue of the Accretionary Wedge at NOVA Geoblog. How’s this for a theme? Quaggas!

    August 12, 1883 was the day the last quagga died. I once attended a great party in Homer, Alaska, in celebration of the quagga. How about ‘geology as connector science’ as a theme? Here’s what I mean:

    At my ten-year high school reunion, I saw my AP Biology teacher. I “confessed” that I was a geologist, and apologized for not following biology for my career. “Oh pshaw,” he wisely said. “It’s all the same system anyhow!” Great point, I thought: we draw artificial boundaries between the sciences, but really, we’re all just studying the natural world — maybe different aspects of it, but really we’re all the blind men with one big elephant.

    For me, it tied back into the fact that physics was the ultimate science, with chemistry being a subset of physics, and geology being a subset of chemistry, and biology being a subset of geology (since we’ve only found life on Earth, so far…)

    Anyhow, the challenge for writers is to explore their own sense of connection to the planet Earth (in any way, shape, or form — quaggas included). I want to hear from geologists about their physical insights, chemical insights, biological insights, anthropological insights, etc.

    Is that broad enough, yet thematic enough? Hope so.


  16. BrianR Says:

    sounds good to me … I’ve put you down … we can refine the theme over the next few weeks if people want

  17. The mural mosaic in the Alfred-Bentz-Haus, Hannover - EffJot Says:

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  18. Chris (goodSchist) Says:

    I’ll grab the September slot.

    The theme? Geology. In. Spaaaaace.
    Pick your favourite bit of extra-terrestrial geology, or entire extra-terrestrial planet/moon/body and tell us something interesting about it. There’s something for everyone out there. I think it’s time we looked up instead of down for a change : )

  19. BrianR Says:

    Chris … geology in space … sounds good, you got it.

  20. Peter Says:

    Hi. This might hurt a bit…

    Since 2001 I have researched, sourced and recorded information relating to an observation I had originally made at that time regarding the geology of Earth.

    Unfortunately, my observations have led me to conclude that much of current, scientific perception of how the landmasses, seas and oceans of our planet were created are incorrect.

    My research has produced a wealth of visual information and continues to do so. In fact, every time I return to scrutinise the surface of Earth using various software packages additional supporting evidence emerges. It is of continuing amazement to me that what is clearly visible has not been previously recognised by others.

    To date, I have written almost 50,000 (unpublished) words on the subject (250+ pages A5), produced dozens of sketches and sourced highly supportive images from the Internet. Of course at some point in the very near future I will be seeking to publish my work.

    During my research I have found that many (apparently disparate) scientific investigations and/or conclusions of the past 100 years do indeed have a collaborative foundation when incorporated within the context of my findings.

    I have no wish to be (or sound) sensationalist, but should you be interested in my work please contact me via pm@neighbourhoodservices.com at your convenience (gven my current workload I am afraid I cannot engage with the numerous, web-based blogs this message will be posted to).

    I believe that what I have discovered has the potential to reshape future understanding of the geology of our planet and enhance current knowledge of Earth’s evolution.

    Quite simply, it could be that profound.

    Thank you for your time.

  21. BrianR Says:

    Peter … sounds like you have done some interesting work. As you’ve mentioned, you ought to get it published. In fact, you absolutely need to get it published.

    Depending on the subject, there are numerous journals to choose from: Geological Society of America Bulletin, Geology, Journal of Geology, Journal of the Geological Society, Journal of Geophysical Research, Nature Geoscience, Sedimentology, Journal of Sedimentary Research, Basin Research, Marine Geology, Tectonophysics, and many, many more.

    If your work has the impact you suggest then you should try Nature or Science. This would, of course, mean you’d have to condense the main message into a very short paper. But, if accepted, it would have high impact.

    If you google these journal names you’ll find their websites and instructions for authors and submitting a manuscript.

    Alternatively, you could self-publish, but you will not get the visibility you want. It sounds like you think this will have a big impact … if so, it’s important that as many people as possible see it. I would go for Nature or Science.

    Good luck with your research.

  22. BrianR Says:

    Note to Peter and other readers of this thread:

    This thread is meant for organizing ideas/themes for future Accretionary Wedge carnivals … Peter, I will leave your comment up since this wasn’t spelled out from the beginning. But, from now on I will moderate comments to stick to the purpose of the post. There are plenty of other venues to discuss broader issues. Is that fair?

  23. iambilly Says:

    I am a non-geologist (though my dad was one) and I would like to submit a post from my blog for an (any? not sure what subject it would fit into) for consideration. The post is at: http://iambilly.wordpress.com/2008/08/11/and-they-shall-fail-to-see-reality/

    I realize its more of a philosophical piece, but it may be of use.

  24. August 2008 Accretionary Wedge geoscience carnival: Call for posts « Clastic Detritus Says:

    [...] This page is for organizing future carnivals. Following Callan’s ‘connection’ theme, we have geology in space in September (at goodSchist), and then geologically-inspired food creations in October (at Geological Musings in the Taconic Mountains). [...]

  25. BrianR Says:

    iambilly … thanks for the heads-up … will take a look and i’m sure your post can fit in somewhere and some point … thanks.

  26. (((Billy))) Says:

    BrianR: Thanks.

  27. goodSchist » Blog Archive » Accretionary Wedge #13: Request for Posts Says:

    [...] my turn again to host the geoblogosphere’s blog carnival, The Accretionary Wedge. This month for the Wedges thirteenth edition the theme, as chosen by me [...]

  28. goodSchist » Blog Archive » Accredtionary Wedge #13 Reminder Says:

    [...] You may also want to check out the upcoming and previous hosts of the Accretionary Wedge here. [...]

  29. rockbandit Says:

    Can I host the Accretionary Wedge in November?

    Topic: Favorite places to do field work.

    (Geology News)

  30. BrianR Says:

    Dave … yep, November is yours, I’ll update the page soon

  31. goodSchist » Blog Archive » The Accretionary Wedge #13: Geology in Space Says:

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  32. Ken Clark Says:

    I would like to host a Wedge (December?), geology as we know it is a relatively young science, what changes in our knowledge/understanding recently (the more recent the better, i.e. at least within the last century, or hopefully, since you started in your geology career) has made the biggest impact on you as a scientist? For example, the changes in plate tectonics in the 60’s.

  33. BrianR Says:

    Ken … you got it … December is yours. Is the way I wrote the topic above what you were going for?

  34. Ken Clark Says:

    pretty close, I’m more interested in specific advancments that effect you directly (I stated tectonic becuase I work in geothermal fields that tend to be in tectonicly active regions, but thats not what I am going to use :)

  35. BrianR Says:

    Ken, is that closer? — FYI to everybody, I signed myself up for Jan 09

  36. Books I’m reading « Clastic Detritus Says:

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  37. Garry Hayes Says:

    I am willing to host a future topic one developing a list of places our blogosphere thinks geologists should visit in their lives.

  38. BrianR Says:

    Garry … great idea … you got Feb ’09!!

  39. BrianR Says:

    Note the revision above … Ken is now March ’09

  40. Call for posts for January 2009 Accretionary Wedge geoscience blog carnival « Clastic Detritus Says:

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  41. REMINDER: Accretionary Wedge posts due this Friday « Clastic Detritus Says:

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  42. Lockwood Says:

    I’d like to propose the topic “Where and when would you most like to visit to witness and analyze an event in Earth’s history?” In other words, suppose you have a space-time machine to (safely and comfortably) watch an event unfold; which event would you most like to see? Why? What do we already know or hypothesize about that event that appeals to you, or that you would like to test? What are possible repercussions of knowing more about this event? Looks like the nest opening is April, but whenever.

  43. goodSchist » Blog Archive » Geoblogosphere Call to Arms: The Wikipedia Mantle Page Says:

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  44. BrianR Says:

    Ken … did you still want to host a Wedge? If not, Lockwood could go next?

  45. Lost Geologist Says:

    Just asking…is there still life in here?

  46. BrianR Says:

    LG … I have a post about this carnival tonight … stay tuned

  47. Call for Submissions: June Accretionary Wedge! « The Accretionary Wedge Says:

    [...] you’d like to host.  Convention seems to be that if you’d like to host an edition, leave a comment here.  Kim, Chris and I are helping BrianR get the melange activated, but we need your help and [...]

  48. volcanista Says:

    I’m up for hosting. The first idea that comes to mind is a topic about that awesome first parent or teacher or class or class trip that convinced you you wanted to go into this field (or if there wasn’t one and you migrated from another field, what motivated you to do that).

  49. Jim Lehane Says:

    I would love to host a topic. Do I need to come up with one of my own if I do host or is there a group consensus on what is a good topic?

  50. lockwooddewitt Says:

    @volcanista- sounds like a good one! Kim and I agree that aiming toward a middle of the month post might be best, since there are so many carnivals at the beginnings & ends. So could you plan on putting up a call for submissions sometime in late June?

    @ Jim Lehane- All of the topics that I’ve looked over (most but not all), prospective hosts have suggested the topic, and the moderator/administrator (BrianR) has given the go-ahead. There are several of us sharing the duties of moderating and editing now, but I see no reason to change the model. By and large, any reasonable topic will probably be accepted. Fresh Ideas welcome!

  51. BrianR Says:

    I would agree w/ Lockwood … be creative w/ topics … I guess the only recommendation would be to look at all the past ones (which are on this site) so we don’t have an exact repeat. Other than that, go crazy!

  52. Jim Lehane Says:

    I was thinking and how does this sound? Out of the box or “unusual” geological teaching tools, methods, or ideas.

  53. Kim Says:

    I’m glad to see that Lockwood responded to the comments. (I e-mailed volcanista to see if she wants to host in July.)

    Jim, I think your idea sounds great. I’ll wait to hear back from volcanista before setting a definite date, but what month would be good for you?

  54. Kim Says:

    …and I just heard back from volcanista. She’s on for July.

    Jim, are you interested in August? (Right before school starts again? Might be a good time.)

  55. Jim Lehane Says:

    Starts again? I’m just going back after my short 4 year hiatus. And yes August sounds great. Did anyone else notice the little smiley face on the bottom of the page?

  56. lockwooddewitt Says:

    Updated the “Who’s hosting?” table. I kinda jumped the gun with Volcanista- I listed her in the table before she even confirmed she could do it that month, without even considering that this is prime field season. Sorry about that, and thanks to Kim for confirming.

  57. June Wedge at Volcanista: Inspiration « The Accretionary Wedge Says:

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  58. David Says:

    It would be a honor to host the AW of September, and maybe remaining in theme, after explaining how somebody becomes geologist, or how to teach geology, why not asking: What remains to be discovered for future earth scientists what we (still) don´t know about earth?

  59. lockwooddewitt Says:

    David- I really, really like that idea! As I noted in my inspiration post, I went through a period of some years in my youth where I didn’t realize how much there was we don’t know… I really thought scientists pretty much had everything figured out.

  60. Kim Says:

    Cool idea. You’re on!

  61. Jim Lehane Says:

    I have another idea for a fun Accretionary Wedge. How about funny/fun geologically related stories. I have a good one and just thought that others out there might have some as well.

  62. Tuff Cookie Says:

    I’d be up for hosting the October edition – just in time for Earth Science Week, perhaps? Could maybe link it in to a geobloggers meetup at GSA as well…

    How about outreach for a topic? We all get to talk about our research and teaching experience, but what about geology outside of an academic setting? Earth Science Week is dedicated to getting people interested in geology – how have people in the geoblogosphere contributed to that effort? Have you hosted a geology day, taken people on a field trip, etc.?

    Rewording is fine with me – I’m just brainstorming at this point.

  63. Kim Says:

    That would be fantastic, Jess. I’d been thinking that Earth Science Week could be a good topic, too. (This year’s topic is “Understanding Climate” – maybe we can get some climate bloggers to participate, as well.)

  64. Ms. Kretacea Says:


    Are there qualifications to host Accretionary Wedges? Are there also qualifications for submissions also?

    What are the origins of these event?

    I am SO interested!

  65. Ms. Kretacea Says:

    post scriptum:

    of course, the history is on the “history” page!

  66. lockwooddewitt Says:

    Ms. Kretacea, as one of four people sharing editing responsibilities for this site, I can’t speak for all. That said, there are no formal qualifications for submissions. My sense is that would be a good idea to submit posts for one or two wedge editions before you try to host, though I expect that’s somewhat flexible. If you want to host, it would be a good idea to go back through previous editions to see topics that have been adressed before.

    The next wedge is open to submissions right now, and the deadline for the September edition, on the topic “What remains to be discovered for future earth scientists what we (still) don’t know about earth?” See the full call for submissions at Cryology and Co.

    Hope to see you there!

  67. Lost Geologist Says:

    I have a few thematic ideas for future Wedges.
    1. Caves, the deep earth and subterranean life.

    Anything related to the hidden world below and how it affects us on the surface.

    2. Ice and Ice Ages. Glaciers, ice ages long ago and not so long ago and anything related to the cold element.

    3. Famous or influencal Geoscientist and their achievements.

    Due to my thesis work I don’t think I have the time to host one of these myself but would be glad if one of the ideas is picked-up by someone.

  68. Deadline Approaching for AW #21: Geologic Outreach « The Accretionary Wedge Says:

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  69. Next Up « The Accretionary Wedge Says:

    [...] And as always, if you’d like to host, I’m not adverse to begging.  Leave comments here. [...]

  70. Jim Lehane Says:

    Ann, I believe the reason the comment was deleted is because this is not a geo-centric topic. The AW only handles geology related topics because we do not wish to venture into other realms (for an AW topic). For topics like this feel free to write your own blog post but you would have a hard time getting a bunch of geology related blogs to contribute.

  71. Ann Says:

    Thank you for seeing this and replying. I’ll accept the fact that no one wants to address this issue and I won’t get any contributors.
    I am withdrawing that as the topic.
    I get it is not a geology related topic, but it is happening to me with the wedge. Therefore I do think it is relevant and people should be made aware of it. Its frustrating to me that everything I try to posts gets deleted, how would you feel if that happened to you? I just don’t know what else I can to to right this situation, any comments will be greatly appreciated. Right now we will see how long these comments stays up too. If they get deleted again it will just straighten my point as to what is going on.
    I still want to host the next wedge -29. I am opened to suggestions, in the mean time I will be thinking of a different topic. Why do I have a strong gut feeling on this that no one will let me do this.
    Please send suggestion to me at amowillis@yahoo.com or post them here. Ann Willis

  72. Jim Lehane Says:

    You would have to come up with your own, interesting idea that would get contributions. No one is going to give you ideas for a topic because they would just as likely host that topic on their own. Also you do want to get a backing from the AW moderators because otherwise youll just being doing your own thing off in the distance. My advice is to join up in a few more that are hosted elsewhere before trying to host your own. Most of the people that host these have been blogging for years and have contributed to them frequently before hosting their own.

    Posts get deleted if the moderator feels they are impertinent to the topic at hand. This did used to happen to me, although I was more often ignored than deleted but I figured out why and altered the way I approached things. On the internet what you write can be taken wildely differently than from what you mean since you lose a lot of the social interactions in real life. So what I do is I sit back and think “how is what I am writing going to be taken by the people/person I am writing this to” and that has helped to quelch my need to be overly anxious about such things.

    And back to being impertinent, this is not realy the place for such discussions so I’m no longer going to talking about it here.

  73. Ann Says:

    I have come up with a topic for the 29th wedge: ‘What Geological features about the area you are now living in do you love? and what do you not like’. Or “if you could live anywhere where would you and why keeping in mind the geology of the area.”
    Ann http://annsmusingsongeologyotherthings.blogspot.com/

    As for following other geology blogs I have been since August of 2009, I was told to have a blog of my own to participate so I have. I now feel like I am ready to branch out further.

    Thank you for your advice too. I’ve basically kept my comments to myself – that is why so few people know me.

  74. Ann Says:

    Accretionary Wedge 29 -Accretionary Wedge 29 – “What Geological features about the area you call ‘home’ do you love? and what do you not like?” is now posted at Ann’s Musings on Geology and Other Things.


  75. Callan Bentley Says:

    I have an idea for AW#30 – “Bake sale” Geology and food. Any thoughts on that? Let me know, otherwise I’ll go ahead and announce it.

  76. Call for posts: AW#30, the Bake Sale « The Accretionary Wedge Says:

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  77. Ann Says:

    Possible AW#31?
    It’s Carnival time or Mardi Gras time in Louisiana . This year the season is long – going from Jan 6 (Twelfth night) to March 8 (Fat Tuesday – day before Ash Wednesday). Since the Accretionary Wedge is suppose to be a carnival of blogs I think it is only fitting that the next wedge should have a parade of the blogs. I’m willing to be the captain of this parade. The theme will be “Throw me your ‘favorite geologic picture’ mister” Lets have the floats (submissions) ready on March 4th so it can roll on March 8. Carnival time is all about having a good time and having some fun so lets get some colorful, fun pictures submitted. Laissez les bons temp rouler!! (Let the good times roll!)
    Let me know if you are interested.

    • Callan Bentley Says:

      I like that theme — but since I’m working on January for #30, you should pick either February for #31 or keep this as is, and change to “#32″ instead (for March). Hopefully someone else could then step up and claim the February slot for #31. Sound good? Which works better for your plan?

  78. Jim Lehane Says:

    I can do 31. I have it actually set up since I was supposed to do December but my time got away from me.

  79. Ann Says:

    AW -32 and March is fine with me. Let AW -32 march forth on the 4th of March.

  80. Matt Herod Says:


    I would be interested in hosting an AW in the future. Is there room for me down the road?

    Topic ideas:

    - Your best field work story
    - Your favourite piece of field equipment

    …and others.

  81. on-the-rocks Says:

    Been very busy, as I assume others have been. Are there any plans for near-future AW topics?

  82. Ann Says:

    I’m having trouble leaving a comment at Hollis blog for the Accretionary Wedge #43. I thought I might have luck here and someone could get it to her. Here’s mine http://annsmusingsongeologyotherthings.blogspot.com/2012/02/accrectionary-wedge-43-my-favorite.html

  83. Simon Wellings - Metageologist Says:

    Happy to host. Have idea for post but open to suggestions. Idea about ‘most important teacher’ and why.

  84. Call for posts: Accretionary Wedge #44, “most important teacher” | Metageologist Says:

    [...] earlier today, Ron Schott of the Geology Home Companion Blog asked for volunteers to host future Accretionary Wedges. I’ve long been a fan of this geologically-themed blog carnival so I jumped at the [...]

  85. AW#46 Geological Pilgrimage – Call for Posts | life as a geologist Says:

    [...] am happy to host the 46th Accretionary Wedge geoscience blog carnival. The topic I have chosen [...]

  86. AW#45 Geological Pilgrimage – Call for Posts | life as a geologist Says:

    [...] am happy to host the 4645th Accretionary Wedge geoscience blog carnival. The topic I have chosen [...]

  87. Accretionary Wedge #45 – Geological Pilgrimage « Adventures in Geology Says:

    [...] I have finally jumped on the bandwagon and am submitting my first “Accretionary Wedge” post.  Because this is my first submittal, and I presumably have some readers who know nothing about the AW series, I’m going to take a couple of sentences to explain.  The Accretionary Wedge is an online blog carnival in which fellow geoscience bloggers can submit their own posts to a common topic.  Each month or so, a new blogger “hosts” by suggesting the next topic and allowing contributors to post links in the comments to their own sites.  The host then presents all the submissions along with a summary, following some deadline.  A list of upcoming hosts and topics can be found here. [...]

  88. Matt Herod Says:

    I’ll submit my name well in advance for AW#51 October 2012 Topic TBA.

  89. Matt Herod Says:

    Topic Idea: Geo Poetry – write your own or find one and explain why you love it.

  90. Shawn Wright Says:

    I have a great idea, and would like to host for October. Topic: Dream geology courses. If you could take, or teach any geoscience course that you wanted, what would it be? Here’s a recent post from my blog related to this: http://www.vi-carius.blogspot.com/2012/05/i-dream-of-geology-courses.html

  91. click Says:

    “http://daragrams.com/home/blogs/viewstory/1498 Thanks for that awesome posting. It saved MUCH time :-)

  92. Accretionary Wedge #46: Geology, Life and Civilisation | lithics Says:

    [...] those of you who may not be aware, there is a fantastic thing in the geobloggosphere known as The Accretionary Wedge.  Every month or so,  someone hosts a specific topic.  Geobloggers are invited to contribute, [...]

  93. Accretionary Wedge No. 47: Field Notes « Fuzzy Science Says:

    [...] am very happy to be hosting Accretionary Wedge this month. For the last couple of years, I’ve been a Program Director at NSF, funding research [...]

  94. Geology on the Interwebses Says:

    [...] vaguely related, event is the Accretionary Wedge, whereby a number of bloggers within the earth sciences write on a particular theme each month. The [...]

  95. Andrew Says:

    I’d like to speak up for the March 2013 AW, with the theme (not fully crystallized yet) of geologists and photography.

  96. Andrew Says:

    I haven’t forgotten. I’m still circling around a formal call, but for now I’m thinking that geologists make a special kind of photographer because we see landscape quite differently from others. I want you to show your favorite photographs and talk about them.

    Maybe that’s enough of a call. Please think on that for the next two weeks.

  97. Andrew Alden Says:

    OK, here’s the Accretionary Wedge challenge: Once upon a time, you took a picture of something that lots of people photograph. However, because you are a geologist, it didn’t turn out the way it does for most people. Show us that picture, tell us what you see in it, and tell us about the way you take pictures.

  98. Up Goer Five: writing excercises | GeoMika Says:

    [...] Five Challenge. Do timed-writes, quick-writes, word-count-limited writes, assigned-topic writes, interconnected-thematic-writes, epic-writes, and technical-writes. But most importantly? [...]

  99. Andrew Says:

    My seed post is up at http://geology.about.com/b/2013/04/11/accretionary-wedge-56-the-geologist-as-photographer.htm – hope you can submit things over the weekend, but stragglers are also welcome.

  100. DreamHost Discount Says:

    Wow! That’s a long list of 57 carnivals hosted by different bloggers. Is this happens every month? Thanks for updating the post regularly.

  101. Matt Says:

    No one wants to host? I’ll put my name forward for August or September. Topic TBA

  102. August Accretionary Wedge | GeoMika Says:

    […] Accretionary Wedge is an ongoing geoblogosphere carnival, a month of thematic posts on any topic that strikes the […]

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  104. Mika Says:

    #61 October 2013: What do you do?

    I’ve been getting emails from students and proto-geos trying to understand what the practical differences of the various geoscience jobs are. I’ve been trying to explain what coursework is helpful, how often different job titles end up in the field (and how far into the bush they go), etc to help them figure out which is the best fit for them. I’ve realized how many are jobs that I don’t really exactly know what they do as they’re in a different part of the pipeline than me.

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