[This is a housekeeping entry.]
I suspect many readers visit for specific posts and others are using feed readers for posts and comments. While the blog format is very flexible for information and discussion it’s technical restrictions are a little challenging for me to keep folks up to date on revisions and to highlight other posts of possible interest.
Index or Contents posts like this one [such as the alphabetical listing or the reverse chronological listing] will be cross-indexed on the Table of Contents page. Because it is a regular post, feed readers will be notified.
“Popular posts” is one such tool provided by WordPress.com. I doubt that it is very accurate for actual readers but the relative rankings provide an alternative way to find items of interest. I wish there was a way to get the full set of data they collect, especially for the referrers (see http://cerebraloddjobs.edublogs.org/2006/09/30/referrers-in-edublogs/), to see what it is that people are looking for. This would help to revise information or add new information [so would reader comments and queries]. Unfortunately,WP.com don’t have a consistent way to present this data to blog administrators (asking for daily referrers gives a very different set of information than getting the weekly or yearly referrers. Same data but the presentation to the human at this end is patchy.) Notice how the titles are truncated, for example.
The ranking for 2007 is given first and then for 2008 (up to July 12)
We’re fortunate we are behind (north of) the Ring of Fire but that doesn’t leave us impervious. I’m not sure what effect the loss of ice on the Arctic Ocean or on land may do in the future as the Earth’s surface adjusts. But for now, pay attention to the alerts and Be Prepared. When in Anchorage, read the emergency directions in each hotel’s telephone book.
For the alert map for the Pacific, see Where is… Bethel’s Tsunami
Governor Sarah Palin is asking coastal residents in Alaska to make sure they’re prepared for a potential tsunami. She’s declared this week “Tsunami Awareness Week” to mark the anniversary of the largest earthquake ever recorded in North America. The nine point two magnitude earthquake hit on Good Friday, 1964 and was followed by a series of deadly tsunamis.
the previous contents listing 2007apr26
1918 pandemic in Polynesia and Fiji (small island developing states)
2 ways to start learning about environmental impact assessment
2005 Census Stats Released
2006 AK Bird Study Map
2006 April 13 Summit
2007 workshops frontier mental health research
3 things pocket card
48 flu flyway
655,000 or 48,000 Iraqi deaths
A Few Facts about Avian Influenza in Alaska
Aboriginal Canada Portal
This title index has to be done mostly by hand (tedious) but it does impress me that I am not very consistent with titles of posts (hard to know what I’ve written in advance).
The UN is using a downloadable game to teach children to think about natural disasters like floods, wildfires and earthquakes. (requires Flash)
from NAE (Native Access to Engineering) mailing list. I recommend checking them out.
This should be a real-time alert. Fortunately for our Y-K-N region, we are behind the Aleutians “breakwater”. But the event alert can mean genuine disaster in other parts of Alaska. [We did get an effect from the Boxing Day earthquake of 2005, but no tsunami.] The latest event is marked by the red plus.
This event map page is updated when a Tsunami message is issued. Not all earthquakes result in a Tsunami message being issued. For further information on earthquakes and their associated event information, please refer to the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program web page.
- West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Information (better intro page)
of historical tsunami, relevant to today’s earthquake in Chile and any impact on Pacific Rim or Bering Sea tsunami–
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