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Earth Sciences Apr 18, 2019

Folding faults and seismic risk in the Kunlun range, Northwest Tibet

The tectonic deformation and growth pattern of the western Kunlun, which is the northwestern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, are not currently well understood. The surface rupture caused by an earthquake can provide a unique ...

Environment Apr 15, 2019

Leveraging scientists' perceptions for successful interactions with policy makers

Creating new policies that deal with important issues like climate change requires input from geoscientists. Policy makers, media outlets, and the general public are interested in hearing from experts, and scientists are ...

Earth Sciences Mar 19, 2019

Underwater surveys in Emerald Bay reveal the nature and activity of Lake Tahoe faults

Emerald Bay, California, a beautiful location on the southwestern shore of Lake Tahoe, is surrounded by rugged landscape, including rocky cliffs and remnants of mountain glaciers. Scenic as it may be, the area is also a complex ...

Earth Sciences Feb 29, 2016

New Geosphere article examines massive 2014 Colorado avalanche

On 25 May 2014, a rain-on-snow-induced rock avalanche occurred in the West Salt Creek valley on the northern flank of Grand Mesa in western Colorado (United States). The avalanche mobilized from a preexisting rock slide in ...

Earth Sciences Feb 07, 2013

Volcano location could be greenhouse-icehouse key

(Phys.org)—A new Rice University-led study finds the real estate mantra "location, location, location" may also explain one of Earth's enduring climate mysteries. The study suggests that Earth's repeated flip-flopping between ...

Earth Sciences Feb 28, 2011

New insights on the origin of the Rocky Mountains

(PhysOrg.com) -- The formation of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado has always puzzled scientists. Some 600 miles inland and far removed from the nearest tectonic plate, the only comparable inland mountain range is the Himalaya, ...

Earth Sciences Dec 29, 2015

Geomorphic impact of the flooding caused by tropical storm Lee in September 2011

In their article for Geosphere, R. Craig Kochel and colleagues discuss the geomorphic impact of the flooding caused Tropical Storm Lee in September 2011 on several large watersheds of the Susquehanna River in the Appalachian ...

Environment Jan 30, 2009

Ocean acidification is accelerating and severe damages are imminent

Urgent action is needed to limit damages to marine ecosystems, including coral reefs and fisheries, due to increasing ocean acidity, according to 155 of the world’s scientific experts who will release the Monaco Declaration ...

Environment Sep 05, 2008

Science paper examines role of aerosols in climate change

A group of scientists affiliated with the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) have proposed a new framework to account more accurately for the effects of aerosols on precipitation in climate models. Their work ...

Environment Nov 13, 2013

Expert assessment: Ocean acidification may increase 170 percent this century

In a major new international report, experts conclude that the acidity of the world's ocean may increase by around 170% by the end of the century bringing significant economic losses. People who rely on the ocean's ecosystem ...

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