Topic: Earth science

Volcanoes Tied to Shifts in Earth’s Climate

April 21, 2016
Volcano Licancabur

A new study reveals that volcanic activity may be responsible for climatic shifts over tens and hundreds of millions of years.

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Hydrologists Find Mississippi River's Buffering System for Nitrates is Overwhelmed

May 12, 2014

A new method of measuring the interaction of surface water and groundwater along the length of the Mississippi River network adds fresh evidence that the network's natural ability to chemically filter out nitrates is being overwhelmed.

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Researchers Propose New Way to Probe Earth's Deep Interior

Feb. 21, 2013

[caption id="attachment_39156" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The picture depicts the long-range spin-spin interaction (blue wavy lines) in which the spin-sensitive detector on Earth's surface interacts with geoelectrons (red dots) deep in Earth's mantle. The arrows on the geoelectrons indicate their spin orientations, opposite that of Earth's magnetic field lines (white arcs). Illustration: Marc Airhart (University of Texas at Austin) and Steve Jacobsen (Northwestern University)."]Schematic of Earth's magnetic field, geoelectrons deep in the mantle, and a new force that might connect them to a detector at the surface[/caption]

Researchers from Amherst College and The University of Texas at Austin have described a new technique that might one day reveal in higher detail than ever before the composition and characteristics of the deep Earth.

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GeoFORCE: the next generation of geoscientists

Sept. 9, 2008

See how the Jackson School of Geosciences takes some of the brightest high school students from across Texas and teaches them college-level earth sciences in diverse field locations like Mount St. Helens and the Grand Canyon.

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