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Radioisotope studies show the continental crust formed 3 billion years ago
Earthquake not to blame for Indonesian mud volcano
New research led by the University of Adelaide hopes to close the debate on whether a major mud volcano disaster in Indonesia was triggered by an earthquake or had man-made origins.
Study finds sudden shift in "forcing" led to demise of Laurentide ice sheet
A new study has found that the massive Laurentide ice sheet that covered Canada during the last ice age initially began shrinking through calving of icebergs, and then abruptly shifted into a new regime where ...
The Southeast Pacific produces more nitrous oxide than previously thought
In addition to carbon dioxide there are plenty of other greenhouse gases. Nitrous oxide is one of them. However, a global assessment of emissions from the oceans is difficult because the measurement methods ...
The island Isla Santa María in the south of central Chile is the document of a complete seismic cycle.
Small thunderstorms may add up to massive cyclones on Saturn
For the last decade, astronomers have observed curious "hotspots" on Saturn's poles. In 2008, NASA's Cassini spacecraft beamed back close-up images of these hotspots, revealing them to be immense cyclones, ...
Understanding the softness in Earth's lithosphere
Yale researchers have proposed a new model to explain the drop in elastic stiffness in the middle of the Earth's continental lithosphere.
Weathering and river discharge surprisingly constant during Ice Age cycles
Over geologic time, the work of rain and other processes that chemically dissolve rocks into constituent molecules that wash out to sea can diminish mountains and reshape continents.
Flash flood risks increase as storm peak downpours intensify
Patterns of peak rainfall during storms will intensify as the climate changes and temperatures warm, leading to increased flash flood risks in Australia's urban catchments, new UNSW Australia research suggests.
Large igneous provinces associated with mid-ocean ridges
Lip reading normally involves deciphering speech patterns, movements, gestures and expressions just by watching a person speak. Planet Earth has LIPS, too - they are an acronym for large igneous provinces, ...
Earth-like planets are more likely to orbit Sun-like stars than lower-mass stars
Simulations by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tsinghua University indicate that Earth-like planets are more likely to be found orbiting Sun-like stars rather than lower-mass stars that are ...
Location matters in the lowland Amazon
You know the old saying: Location, location, location? It turns out that it applies to the Amazon rainforest, too. New work from Carnegie's Greg Asner illustrates a hidden tapestry of chemical variation across ...
Heat from global warming captured by the Pacific Ocean being transferred to Indian Ocean
Study highlights ways to boost weather and climate predictions
Long range weather forecasts and climate change projections could be significantly boosted by advances in our understanding of the relationship between layers of the Earth's atmosphere—the stratosphere ...
Study proposes common mechanism for shallow and deep earthquakes
Earthquakes are labeled "shallow" if they occur at less than 50 kilometers depth. They are labeled "deep" if they occur at 300-700 kilometers depth. When slippage occurs during these earthquakes, the faults ...