- Earth-shattering Proof Of Continents On The Move
Africa is being torn apart. And as Ethiopia's rift valley grows slowly wider, an international team of scientists is taking a unique opportunity to plot the progress of continents on the move. The 28-strong team is led by University of Leeds geophysic ...
Article - Administrator - Feb 9 2007 - 11:11am
- How Greenhouse Gases Saved The World
A greenhouse gas that has become the bane of modern society may have saved Earth from completely freezing over early in the planet's history, according to the first detailed laboratory analysis of the world's oldest sedimentary rocks. Scientists ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 6 2007 - 6:08pm
- New Data Shakes Accepted Models Of Collisions Of Earth's Crust
New research findings may help refine the accepted models used by earth scientists over the past 30 years to describe the ways in which continents clash to form the Earth's landscape. Eric Calais, an associate professor of geophysics at Purdue Univers ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2011 - 3:39pm
- 3-D Seismic Model Of Vast Water Reservoir Revealed
A seismologist at Washington University in St. Louis has made the first 3-D model of seismic wave damping — diminishing — deep in the Earth's mantle and has revealed the existence of an underground water reservoir at least the volume of the Arctic Oc ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 11 2007 - 10:30pm
- Indian Experts Question Global Warming
VK Raina, leading glaciologist and former ADG of the Geological Society of India, told the Hindustan Times that out of 9,575 glaciers in India, till date, research has been conducted only on about 50. Nearly 200 years data has shown that nothing abnormal ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 14 2007 - 11:23am
- Peruvian Glacier May Vanish In 5 Years
When glaciologist Lonnie Thompson returns to Peru's Qori Kalis glacier early this summer, he expects to find that half of the ice he saw during his visit there last year has vanished. What troubles him the most is his recent observations that suggest ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 17 2007 - 12:00am
- Joint NASA Study Reveals Leaks In Antarctic 'Plumbing System'
Scientists using NASA satellites have discovered an extensive network of waterways beneath a fast-moving Antarctic ice stream that provide clues as to how "leaks" in the system impact sea level and the world's largest ice sheet. Antarctica ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 17 2007 - 12:52am
- Yellowstone's Volcanic Activity Greater Than Previously Thought
A 17-year University of Utah study of ground movements shows that the power of the huge volcanic hotspot beneath Yellowstone National Park is much greater than previously thought during times when the giant volcano is slumbering. Wyoming's Teton Rang ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2007 - 2:57am
- Mysteries Of The Atlantic- Where The Earth's Crust Is Missing
Cardiff University scientists will shortly set sail (March 5) to investigate a startling discovery in the depths of the Atlantic. Scientists have discovered a large area thousands of square kilometres in extent in the middle of the Atlantic where the Eart ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2007 - 12:13pm
- Geologists Reveal Secrets Behind Supervolcano Eruption
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered what likely triggered the eruption of a "supervolcano" that coated much of the western half of the United States with ash fallout 760,000 years ago. Using a new technique developed ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2007 - 12:46pm