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Microplate discovery dates birth of Himalayas

An international team of scientists has discovered the first oceanic microplate in the Indian Ocean—helping identify when the initial collision between India and Eurasia occurred, leading to the birth of the Himalayas.

dateNov 09, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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NASA's RapidScat celebrates one-year anniversary

Where do predictions for regional weather patterns come from? For one source, look to the ocean. About 70 percent of Earth's surface is covered in oceans, and changes in ocean winds are good predictors of many weather phenomena ...

dateNov 09, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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