LiDAR – An Emerging Tool for Geological Applications

Title: LiDAR – An Emerging Tool for Geological Applications Author: Jason Stoker Publication: The OUtcrop, October 2012, p. 6-10 Over the past five to ten years the use and applicability of light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology has increased dramatically. As a result, more and more LiDAR data now are being collected across the country for a wide range … More LiDAR – An Emerging Tool for Geological Applications

Search and Discovery Goes Mobile with Abstracts

Title: Search and Discovery Goes Mobile with Abstracts Publication: The Outcrop, August 2012, p. 19 AAPG Datapages’ online journal, Search and Discovery announced Tuesday (July 10) its first mobile app designed to bring technical abstracts to users of mobile devices. “Most conference apps are all about the exhibit hall,” says Mary Kay Grosvald, Administrative Editor for the website. “Ours will … More Search and Discovery Goes Mobile with Abstracts

About the AAPG Search and Discovery Website

Title: About the AAPG Search and Discovery Website Author: Don Stone Publication: The Outcrop, April 2012, p. 6-8 I wonder how many RMAG members have checked out AAPG’s Search and Discovery website. The site is accessed using searchanddiscovery.com or from the AAPG.org home page by clicking on the “AAPG site short cuts” ribbon, scrolling down and clicking on … More About the AAPG Search and Discovery Website

Smart Apps

Title: Smart Apps Author: Cat Campbell Publication: The Outcrop, January 2012, p. 13 Speaking with a friend the other day, I realized just how integral our smart phones are becoming in our lives. He was explaining that while driving on vacation last week, he noticed an outcrop that could be important in some research he is … More Smart Apps

Ready, set, download!

Title: Ready, set, download! Author: Compiled by Kristine Peterson Publication: The Outcrop, January 2012, p. 6-8 [Website editor’s note: links may not work; search NETL website for documents.] Free studies, software and data from the NETL Energy Lab.  http://www.netl.doe.gov/KMD/Forms/CdDvdRetrieval.aspx There is a wealth of data available to download from the Department of Energy. The National Energy Technology … More Ready, set, download!

Changing the Science of Mineralogy: The Use of Raman Spectroscopy in Mineral Identification and the RRUFF Project

Title: Changing the Science of Mineralogy: The Use of Raman Spectroscopy in Mineral Identification and the RRUFF Project Author: Charlene F. Estrada, University of Arizona Geosciences Department Publication: The Outcrop, May 2007, p. 1, 6-8 Raman spectroscopy is a technique that is revolutionizing the daunting task of identifying minerals. When encountering minerals, it can be difficult to … More Changing the Science of Mineralogy: The Use of Raman Spectroscopy in Mineral Identification and the RRUFF Project

Low-cost, Yet Effective Applications and Applets

Title: Low-cost, Yet Effective Applications and Applets Author: Kristine Peterson Publication: The Outcrop, July 2010, p. 14-15 INTRODUCTION Hearing Dr. Blakey speak about GeoMapApp software at the recent one-day RMAG paleogeography short course got me wondering what other useful low-cost and no-cost software was available to increase our productivity by helping with the usual and not … More Low-cost, Yet Effective Applications and Applets