Brian Romans of Clastic Detritus may be on the road, but I’m gonna do my best to summon his spirit on this first day of Earth Science Week 2010. Brian, of course, was responsible for originating Where on (Google) Earth, two blog incarnations and many moons ago. Brian also traditionally brings us a weekly Seafloor Sunday post, and lest we all go into deep withdrawal on both of these counts, I propose to kill two birds with one stone.
Furthermore, Where on (Google) Earth?s have also been a fairly reliable way for me to get my own blogging juices flowing, and since WoGE #211 was solved but has lain fallow for almost two months now, I’m exercising my authority as keeper of the official list of WoGE Winners to revive and resuscitate one of the Geoblogosphere‘s longest running institutions. Since it’s been so long, it’s worth reminding everyone that the object of Where on (Google) Earth is to identify the locality of the image below (latitude and longitude will generally suffice), but also to explain the geological significance of the site. Since very early on it has been the tradition for the winner (first person to correctly identify the location and geologic significance of this WoGE) to host the next challenge on their own geoblog. If the winner has no geoblog, then they are hereby responsible for starting a brand new geoblog of their own – it’s really not that hard, just ask if you need assistance. (Seriously, don’t bother playing if you’re not willing to shoulder the responsibility of hosting the next challenge. We don’t need to see this valuable institution disappear into oblivion again.) The winner is further responsible for posting a link to the next challenge in the comments of the previous one as soon as the new challenge is posted. In this way we are able to maintain a chain of links to the most current incarnation of WoGE.
I think WoGE #212 will be relatively easy to locate, so I’m choosing to invoke the Schott Rule – wait an hour for each WoGE you’ve won before answering, please. Post time: 10/10/10, 23:10 Central Daylight Time (USA) – 11 Oct 2010, 4:10 GMT. (The Schott Rule is invoked at the discretion of the geoblogger who posts the new WoGE. Easy challenges generally merit a Schott Rule invocation, whereas more challenging ones generally do not. The main purpose of the Schott Rule is to allow new competitors a fair chance to participate by keeping previous winners from dominating the game.)
And now, I’m off to sleep with the fishes!