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SS #30 Chaudhary and Berhe (2020) Ten simple rules for building an antiracist lab

https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008210 Salutation: A powerful blueprint for anti racist work in research and academic labs What was awesome? It was helpful! I couldn’t stop thinking about it! It made a key connection for me! It is a great guide for labs … Continue reading

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SS #29 Christopher Jackson et al. (2018) Subsurface expression of a salt weld, Gulf of Mexico

https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/pg/article-lookup?doi=10.1144/petgeo2018-008 Salutation: This work has been impactful this year and the last one further recognizing prospect potential in the US Gulf of Mexico and influencing regional understanding. What was awesome? It had excellent figures and documentation! It was helpful! I … Continue reading

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SS #28 Pardee Symposium: The Next Generation of Geoscience Leaders: Strategies For Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, convened by Dr. Raquel Bryant and Dr. Benjamin Keisling

https://community.geosociety.org/gsa2020/program/technical/pardee Salutation: This symposium was inspiring and up lifting. As a POC in the geosciences, it’s easy to feel excluded from the discipline. This Symposium/Workshop not only provided me with the tools to develop my own DEI initiatives at my … Continue reading

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SS #27 Sediment availability provokes a shift from Brownian to Lévy‐like clonal expansion in a dune building grass, by Valérie C. Reijers et al.

Salutation: The paper title says it all — it’s so cool that lateral expansion of coastal dune plants is so tightly coupled to deposition. What was awesome? It was surprising! I couldn’t stop thinking about it! It’s a scientific frontier! … Continue reading

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SS #26 Ronneberger et al. (2015) U-Net: Convolutional Networks for Biomedical Image Segmentation

Salutation: This paper presented the U-Net convolutional network technique, which was the foundation for my project’s major accomplishments this year, even though it was published in 2015 and is in a separate field (yay for applying techniques developed in the … Continue reading

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SS #25 McLachlan et al. Impacts of tidal-channel connectivity on transport asymmetry and sediment exchange with mangrove forests

Salutation: This manuscript eloquently brought new students in my lab up to speed on the nature of some of the problems we are studying elsewhere. I found the data presentation to be clear and intuitive, and have attempted versions of … Continue reading

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SS #24 Downstream changes in river avulsion style are related to channel morphology

Salutation: Great work giving me insight into spatial variations in channel avulsion style as related to morphology. Potentially helpful for better understanding avulsion record and future hazard. What was awesome? I was surprising! From: Anonymous

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SS #23 Global Grids of Ice Sheet Thickness and Paleotopography for 21,000 – present day, by W.R. Peltier

Salutation: Even though the ICE-5G model was published in 2004, I only found the data in Feb 2020 when searching for the ice mask generated by the ice sheet model for the LGM, which was instrumental in the development of … Continue reading

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SS #22 Viles (2020) Biogeomorphology: Past, present and future

Salutation: I come from the field of quantitative geomorphology and this paper opened up a new way to look at surface processes. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169555X19302752 What was awesome? It was helpful! I couldn’t stop thinking about it! From: Michal Ben-Israel, Hebrew University … Continue reading

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SS #21 Barra (2020) Good Sediment: Race and Resoration in Coastal Louisiana

Salutation: As a coastal sedimentologist, I have long felt that I am part of an effort to restore deltas through large scale delta engineering that is intrinsically good. This paper shows that for powerless groups on the Mississippi Delta, coastal … Continue reading

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