Dust flux, Vostok ice core

Dust flux, Vostok ice core
Two dimensional phase space reconstruction of dust flux from the Vostok core over the period 186-4 ka using the time derivative method. Dust flux on the x-axis, rate of change is on the y-axis. From Gipp (2001).

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The two towers in Guilin

The pagodas of the Sun and Moon are supposedly the top tourist attractions within Guilin, China.

I'll let you decide which is which.

Local information claims that the tower of the Sun is made of copper. I'm not sure if they just mean the eaves, or if the tower is clad in copper. But just for fun, let's say the entire tower is pure copper. 

I'll check it out tomorrow morning and let you know.

No word on what the tower of the Moon is made of. My guess is silver.

I took a motorcycle cab from the train station to the hotel--well, at least to the vicinity of the hotel. The driver couldn't find it. The ride was only mildly terrifying, except for that one time when the driver decided to cut into traffic by jumping off the sidewalk into a gap between the curb and a taxi that looked much too narrow for my suitcase, then gunned the engine to cut in front of the cab. The weaving in and out of traffic afterwards was quite relaxing.

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