This blog provides commentary on interesting geological events occurring around the world in the context of my own work. This work is, broadly, geological fluid dynamics. The events that I highlight here are those that resonate with my professional life and ideas, and my goal is to interpret them in the context of ideas I've developed in my research. The blog does not represent any particular research agenda. It is written on a personal basis and does not seek to represent the University of Illinois, where I am a professor of geology and physics. Enjoy Geology in Motion! I would be glad to be alerted to geologic events of interest to post here! I hope that this blog can provide current event materials that will make geology come alive.

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Susan Kieffer can be contacted at s1kieffer at gmail.com

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Senate rocks!

 For any reader who is watching the current impeachment proceedings in the U.S. Senate, I point to an earlier post that I did a year ago during the first impeachment proceedings. It was titled "The most interesting thing about the U.S. Senate impeachment hearings? THE ROCK!! (I should probably have titled it "The most interesting thing to a geologist about the...". See the link below:



The rostrum is a veined marble from Italy or Turkey called Rosso Levanto, meaning "red from the Levant." The figure shown at the right is from January 2020 hearings, but the rocks haven't changed!