Filtering by Subject: Education

Technology cannot fix this: To stay within planetary boundaries, plastic growth must be tackled

Patricia Villarrubia-Gómez, Bethanie Carney Almroth, Kristian Syberg, et al.

Published: 2023-05-10
Subjects: Education

In this Matters Arising, we respond to a recent article by Bachmann et al.1 We argue that dealing with plastics pollution as a novel entity within the planetary boundaries framework needs to consider the entirety of the plastics life cycle, from resource extraction to impacts on earth system processes. Singling out LCA quantifications to set a boundary for recycling plastics is not only an [...]

Dynamic modeling of coastal compound flooding hazards due to tides, extratropical storms, waves, and sea-level rise: a case study in the Salish Sea, Washington (USA)

Kees Nederhoff, Sean Crosby, Nathan VanArendonk, et al.

Published: 2023-03-13
Subjects: Education

The Puget Sound Coastal Storm Modeling System (PS-CoSMoS) is a tool designed to dynamically downscale future climate scenarios (i.e., projected changes in wind and pressure fields and tem-perature) to compute regional water levels, waves, and compound flooding over large geographic areas (100s of kilometers) at high spatial resolutions (1 m) pertinent to coastal hazard assessments and planning. [...]

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity: Report of a survey of its members and others by the Mineralogical Society of the UK and Ireland

Jon Lloyd, Sally Gibson, Marie-Laure Bagard, et al.

Published: 2023-03-04
Subjects: Education, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

During its November 2020 Council meeting, the Mineralogical Society decided to conduct a survey of its members and others to assess views on equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) in terms of the experience of individuals. Although many organizations, including Learned Societies, have developed policy on the basis of surveys, meetings at executive and other committee level, and through the [...]

Investigation of Capillary Pressure Effects on Well Cleanup after Hydraulic Fracturing

Rong Lu

Published: 2023-02-20
Subjects: Education, Engineering

Nowadays hydraulic fracturing is becoming the most popular practice for low permeability reservoirs. While in some cases fractured wells show superior productivity than non-fractured wells, in other cases the effective fracture length which is used to channel gas and oil from reservoir to wellbore, is much shorter than the propped fracture length, thus leading to a lower-than-expected production [...]

SEDucate: Sedimentary Log Exercises for an Active Learning Environment

Bjorn Nyberg, Henk Keers, Sigrid Næsheim, et al.

Published: 2023-01-26
Subjects: Education

Active learning in education has been shown to improve a students’ learning experience in higher education by focusing on a student-centered learning environment; however, development of realistic activities that replicate the complexity of real-world examples without being too complex for the novice learner is often challenging. Here we present SEDucate, a GIS plugin to build realistic [...]


Oluwatobi Olobayo, Mads Huuse

Published: 2023-01-26
Subjects: Education

High-resolution 3D seismic data covering an area of 2,845 km2 provide new insights on slope deposits and fluid-flow phenomena along the Nigerian Transform Margin, focusing on the ~ 2 km thick Cenozoic post-transform succession. The study documents large-scale mass-transport complexes, deep-water channel complexes, sediment waves, and a wide range of fluid flow phenomena. The focused fluid flow [...]

A Data-driven Approach to Petroleum Engineering Problems

Rong Lu

Published: 2023-01-19
Subjects: Education, Engineering

In this work, a data-driven approach is taken to tackle problems in Petroleum Engineering domain, for both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. Conventional reservoirs face the problem of losing energy for flowing after a few years of production, thus operators choose to inject water and inject CO$_2$ as a secondary and tertiary recovery method. The question of interest is that how [...]

Strategies for making geoscience PhD recruitment more equitable

Benjamin Fernando, Natasha Joanne Dowey, Catherine Souch, et al.

Published: 2022-10-28
Subjects: Earth Sciences, Education, Outdoor Education, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Doctoral study is a crucial part of the academic pipeline, but discriminatory admissions procedures disproportionately impact students from ethnic minority backgrounds. We examine how doctoral recruitment policies contribute to inequity in the geosciences and propose improvements for change.

A critical review of the sedimentary record of the `Millennium Eruption' of Changbaishan/Paektu-san volcano

Qingyuan Yang, Susanna F Jenkins, Geoffrey A Lerner, et al.

Published: 2022-09-29
Subjects: Education

The `Millennium Eruption’ of Changbaishan/Paektu-san Volcano, situated today on border between the People's Republic of China and Democratic People's Republic of Korea, ranks as one of the largest eruptions of the Common Era. Dated to 946 CE, its tephra deposits represent a critical marker spanning terrestrial and marine archives, as well as the glacial record of Greenland. Its geographically [...]

The Equator Project

Natasha Joanne Dowey, Sam Giles, Christopher Aiden-Lee Jackson, et al.

Published: 2022-09-10
Subjects: Education, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Geography, Earth and Environmental Science (GEES) research will play a vital role in addressing the grand challenges of the 21st century, contributing to many of the UN sustainable development goals and the global energy transition. However, geoscience knowledge cannot be successfully applied to global problems that impact people from all walks of life unless the discipline itself is equitable. [...]

A Reproducible and Reusable Pipeline for Segmentation of Geoscientific Imagery

Daniel David Buscombe, Evan B Goldstein

Published: 2022-09-07
Subjects: Education, Engineering, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Segmentation of Earth science imagery is an increasingly common task. Among modern techniques that use Deep Learning, the UNet architecture has been shown to be a reliable for segmenting a range of imagery. We developed software - Segmentation Gym - to implement a data-model pipeline for segmentation of scientific imagery using a family of UNet models. With an existing set of imagery and labels, [...]

Analytical and numerical modeling of viscous anisotropy: A toolset to constrain the role of mechanical anisotropy for regional tectonics and fault loading

Dunyu Liu, Simone Puel, Thorsten W. Becker, et al.

Published: 2022-07-12
Subjects: Education, Engineering, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Whether mechanical anisotropy is required to explain the dynamics of the lithosphere, in particular near fault zones where it may affect loading stresses, is an important yet open question. If anisotropy affects deformation, how can we quantify its role from observations? Here, we derive analytical solutions and build a theoretical framework to explore how a shear zone with anisotropic viscosity [...]

Intercomparison of deep learning architectures for the prediction of precipitation fields

Noelia Otero, Pascal Horton

Published: 2022-07-07
Subjects: Education, Engineering

In recent years, the use of deep learning methods has rapidly increased in many research fields. Similarly, they have become a powerful tool within the climate scientific community. Deep learning methods have been successfully applied for different tasks, such as identification of atmospheric patterns, weather extreme classification, or weather forecasting. However, due to the inherent complexity [...]

Discoverability of open data is critical to Earth system science

Aditi Sengupta, Nicholas Ward, James Stegen

Published: 2022-06-21
Subjects: Education, Life Sciences

There is consensus throughout the Earth system science research community that “open data” is of critical importance. However, discoverability and accessibility are often overlooked, raising the question of how useful archived, but not easily discoverable data are. As part of evaluating databases suitable for our own research data archival, we conducted a data discovery exercise (aggregators and [...]

Interactive Hydrological Modelling and Simulation on Client-Side Web Systems: An Educational Case Study

Gregory James Ewing, Ricardo Mantilla, Witold F. Krajewski, et al.

Published: 2022-04-13
Subjects: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Earth Sciences, Education, Engineering, Engineering Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Hydrology, Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, Other Civil and Environmental Engineering, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Science and Mathematics Education, Water Resource Management

Computational hydrological models and simulations are fundamental pieces of the workflow of contemporary hydroscience research, education, and professional engineering activities. In support of hydrological modelling efforts, web-enabled tools for data processing, storage, computation, and visualization have proliferated. Most of these efforts rely on server resources for computation and data [...]


You can search by:

  • Title
  • Keywords
  • Author Name
  • Author Affiliation