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GSA Bulletin: Rock avalanches, ancient weather, astronomical clocks, anoxia, and volcanism
Date:4/4/2014

Boulder, Colo., USA Highlights from GSA Bulletin articles published online on 20 March through 1 April 2014 include a discussion of a catastrophic rock avalanche in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco 4,500 years ago and that village situated there now; evidence of rain and humidity in ancient soils in the western United States; a contribution to the on-going EarthTime initiative, which is working to refine and calibrate deep time geochronometers; and a call for intensive field studies in volcanic areas.

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Catastrophic rock avalanches in a glaciated valley of the High Atlas, Morocco: 10Be exposure ages reveal a 4.5 ka seismic event
Phillip D. Hughes et al., School of Environment, Education and Development, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK. Published
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