Iron melt network helped grow Earth's core, study suggests
(Phys.org) —Stanford scientists recreated the intense pressures and temperatures found deep within the Earth, resulting in a discovery that complicates theories of how the planet and its core were formed.
Plant diversity may affect climate–vegetation interaction
In a new study, published in Nature Geoscience, Prof. Dr. Martin Claussen, director of the department "The Land in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and Chair of the Cl ...
How the detergent of the atmosphere is regenerated
It sounds unlikely: a washing machine recycles used detergent in order to use it again for the next load of dirty washing. But this is just what happens during the degradation of pollutants in the atmosphere. ...
Traces of immense prehistoric ice sheets
Geologists and geophysicists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), discovered traces of large ice sheets from the Pleistocene on a seamount off the north-eastern ...
New insights solve 300-year-old problem: The dynamics of the Earth's core
Scientists at the University of Leeds have solved a 300-year-old riddle about which direction the centre of the earth spins.
New research provides clues on how continents formed early in Earth history (w/ Video)
New research led by a University of Calgary geophysicist provides strong evidence against continent formation above a hot mantle plume, similar to an environment that presently exists beneath the Hawaiian Islands.
Researchers find evidence of hot spot that burned eastern underside of US tectonic plate
Scientists discover cosmic factory for making building blocks of life
Scientists have discovered a 'cosmic factory' for producing the building blocks of life, amino acids, in research published today in the journal Nature Geoscience.
Global warming could change strength of El Nino
Global warming could impact the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), altering the cycles of El Niño and La Niña events that bring extreme drought and flooding to Australia and many other Pacific-rim countries.
Scientists confirm existence of largest single volcano on Earth (Update)
A University of Houston (UH) professor led a team of scientists to uncover the largest single volcano yet documented on Earth. Covering an area roughly equivalent to the British Isles or the state of New ...
Researchers find phosphate in more soluble form on Mars
The paradox of polar ice sheet formation solved
The beginning of the last glacial period was characterized in the Northern hemisphere by major accumulation of snow at high latitudes and the formation of a huge polar ice sheet. For climatologists this was ...
Increased greenhouse gases and aerosols have similar effects on rainfall
Although greenhouse gases and aerosols have very distinct properties, their effects on spatial patterns of rainfall change are surprisingly similar, according to new research from the University of Hawaii ...
Relationship between the ozone depletion and the extreme precipitation in austral summer
The new study by Prof. Sarah Kang from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), showed that the ozone depletion over the South Pole has affected the extreme daily precipitation in the austral ...