Sunday, 6 December 2020

Shropshire Geol Soc Zoom Lecture

Shropshire Geol Soc Zoom Lecture 

I have received an email from the Shropshire Geological Society which sounds rather interesting.


i All,

Please spread the word about our next lecture. Hope to see you there. All welcome.

Shropshire Geological Society is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Speaker:          Dr Neil Mitchell (University of Manchester)

Time:               Wednesday 09 December 2020 19:15-21:30

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Meeting ID: 243 470 3481
Passcode: 8t8Yzt


Carrying out marine geology at sea, the role of technology in discovery


Whereas many aspects of Earth’s geology are visible at the surface, and thus open for speculation, in the oceans the seabed is obscured.  The history of the subject has therefore involved a series of incremental discoveries as new technology has been developed and then deployed by geologists.  This can be seen from the early methods used in mapping routes for telegraph cables across the oceans.  Sonar techniques were developed rapidly through World War II and during the Cold War, techniques that turned out to be extremely valuable for revealing the seabed’s morphology and geology.

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