ABOUT THE BLOG OWNER
Dr. C. M. Helm-Clark PhD (“Doc Clark”) is a semi-retired scientist, consultant, blogger, and freelance writer. She currently resides in Idaho where the fishing is good. Her current abode is a house that predates building permits recorded at town hall. It is a renovation-rich environment…
She lives with several pets including a fluffy snow dog, too many cats and a domesticated husband. She blogs on her own sites for fun and also writes blog posts and tech writing professionally.
ABOUT THE GNARLY SCIENCE BLOG
This weekly blog contains short targeted articles on kitchen science, household science, backyard science, and science everywhere else too. Topics cover Doc Clark’s interests in food science, earth science, material science, forensic science, toxicology, nuclear engineering, old science and the history of technology. This blog is for folks interested in science who need some fun reading.
There will be puns.
ABOUT THE HEADER IMAGE FOR THE BLOG
The header image is an overhead view of about one mile (1.5 kilometers) of the railroad causeway across the Great Salt Lake. The image is upside-down, with south at the top. The causeway separates the northwest arm of the lake from the southern.
There is more river and stream flow into the southern half of the lake. As a result, there is a both a color and water chemistry difference on either side of the causeway. The northwest arm is also saltier compared to the rest of the lake. In addition, its rosy color is due to pink halobacterium and reddish algae. The white streaks in the pink water along the causeway are eddies of salt.
The header image is from Google Maps, LAT 41.22246 N, LON 112.71365 W, map data copyright 2017, (accessed 13 July 2017). Dr. Clark used the open-source graphics program GIMP to adjust the blues on the image.