Nature Geoscience is a monthly multi-disciplinary journal aimed at bringing together top-quality research across the entire spectrum of the Earth Sciences along with relevant work in related areas. The journal's content reflects all the disciplines within the geosciences, encompassing field work, modelling and theoretical studies.
Cool summer of 2013 boosted Arctic sea ice
The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third after the summer of 2013 as the unusually cool air temperatures prevented the ice from melting, according to UCL and University of Leeds scientists. This suggests that the ...
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 melting on the ...
Quantifying the impact of volcanic eruptions on climate
Large volcanic eruptions inject considerable amounts of sulphur in the stratosphere which, once converted into aerosols, block sun rays and tend to cool the surface of the Earth down for several years. An international team ...
Making Europe sweat
In 2003, Europe experienced a record-breaking summer, and many people feel that this summer is headed the same way. In the midst of this heatwave, the scientific journal Nature Geoscience has published a study that can help ...
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.
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.
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.
Team looks in detail at the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal
For more than 20 years, Caltech geologist Jean-Philippe Avouac has collaborated with the Department of Mines and Geology of Nepal to study the Himalayas—the most active, above-water mountain range on Earth—to learn more ...
The island Isla Santa María in the south of central Chile is the document of a complete seismic cycle.
CO2 emissions change with size of streams and rivers
All freshwater streams and rivers actually release carbon dioxide, but the source of those emissions has for years been unclear to scientists.