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Hey! It’s @science_a_thon where scientists everywhere are sharing their days and raising support for @ESWNtweets and @girlswhocode. Check #dayofscience here on twitter for tons of fun pics, and for more, head to Instagram where you’ll find these amazing women scientists (thread)
Master quilter, geoscientist and pest exterminator extraordinaire Laura Guertin
Dean Martin, otherwise known as #kittydesperateforlove and his hoo-man, biogeochemist Rebecca Barnes #dayofscience
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Ok, #dayofscience break time! Let’s talk about research and throwing rocks down hills.

Here’s Carleton undergrad Sara Wall helping me drop 600 lbs of rocks and collect photogrammetry data in the Oregon Coast Range last year.

Why? First, a little backstory...
When geomorphologists predict how landscapes will erode and evolve, we’re usually averaging over pretty long timescales (>1000s of years) and large areas (>100s of square miles). The equations and models we use are good at capturing changes at these scales!
But if you zoom in to smaller scales, many of the natural processes that move sediment and cause erosion—like tree throw!—are actually pretty irregular and some just aren’t described accurately by the physics in our model frameworks.
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Making a twitter list of physical, natural and social scientists who do climate - now over 1,400 strong! - has been an interesting social experiment. Here is the list, and what I've learned!…
1/ I thought I knew most of the people doing some type of science on twitter - and I was WRONG! I was only following about 1/5 of the list before I made it, and I still find more new faces and names every day.
2/ The vast majority of us on twitter are the younger crowd - doctoral students, postdocs, assistant professors. We start to tail off on the associate level and only a few very senior folks are here (but it's fun to see them!).
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