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Scientists successfully use krypton to accurately date ancient Antarctic ice (4/24/2014)

Scientists successfully use krypton to accurately date ancient Antarctic iceA team of scientists has successfully identified the age of 120,000-year-old Antarctic ice using radiometric krypton dating -- a new technique that may allow them to locate and date ice that is more than a million years old. This will allow them to reconstruct the climate much farther back into Earth's history and potentially understand the mechanisms that have triggered the planet to shift into and out of ice ages. ...> Full Article


Impact glass stores biodata for millions of years (4/23/2014)

Impact glass stores biodata for millions of yearsBits of plant life encapsulated in molten glass by asteroid and comet impacts millions of years ago give geologists information about climate and life forms on the ancient Earth. Scientists exploring large fields of impact glass in Argentina suggest that what happened on Earth might well have happened on Mars millions of years ago. Martian impact glass could hold traces of organic compounds. ...> Full Article


Frozen in time: 3-million-year-old landscape still exists beneath the Greenland ice sheet (4/22/2014)

Frozen in time: 3-million-year-old landscape still exists beneath the Greenland ice sheetSome of the landscape underlying the massive Greenland ice sheet may have been undisturbed for almost 3 million years, ever since the island became completely ice-covered, according to researchers funded by the National Science Foundation. ...> Full Article


Study shows air temperature influenced African glacial movements (4/21/2014)

Changes in air temperature, not precipitation, drove the expansion and contraction of glaciers in Africa's Rwenzori Mountains at the height of the last ice age, according to a Dartmouth-led study funded by the National Geographic Society and the National Science Foundation. ...> Full Article


Ancient sea-levels give new clues on ice ages (4/20/2014)

International researchers, led by the Australian National University (ANU), have developed a new way to determine sea-level changes and deep-sea temperature variability over the past 5.3 million years.The findings will help scientists better understand the climate surrounding ice ages over the past two million years, and could help determine the relationship between carbon dioxide levels, global temperatures and sea levels. ...> Full Article


Vitamin B3 might have been made in space, delivered to Earth by meteorites (4/19/2014)

Vitamin B3 might have been made in space, delivered to Earth by meteoritesAncient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites, according to a new analysis by NASA-funded researchers. The result supports a theory that the origin of life may have been assisted by a supply of key molecules created in space and brought to Earth by comet and meteor impacts. ...> Full Article


Warm US West, cold East: A 4,000-year pattern (4/18/2014)

Warm US West, cold East: A 4,000-year patternLast winter's curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East. A University of Utah-led study shows that pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, and suggests it may worsen as Earth's climate warms. ...> Full Article


Study provides crucial new information about how the ice ages came about (4/17/2014)

An international team of scientists has discovered new relationships between deep-sea temperature and ice-volume changes to provide crucial new information about how the ice ages came about. ...> Full Article


Earthquake simulation tops 1 quadrillion flops (4/16/2014)

Earthquake simulation tops 1 quadrillion flopsA team of computer scientists, mathematicians and geophysicists at Technische Universitaet Muenchen and Ludwig-Maximillians Universitaet Muenchen have -- with the support of the Leibniz Supercomputing Center of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (LRZ) -- optimized the SeisSol earthquake simulation software on the SuperMUC high performance computer at the LRZ to push its performance beyond the 'magical' one petaflops mark -- one quadrillion floating point operations per second. ...> Full Article


Geologists prove early Tibetan Plateau was larger than previously thought (4/11/2014)

Geologists prove early Tibetan Plateau was larger than previously thoughtEarth scientists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences have determined that the Tibetan Plateau -- the world's largest, highest, and flattest plateau -- had a larger initial extent than previously documented. ...> Full Article


Scientists reconstruct ancient impact that dwarfs dinosaur-extinction blast (4/10/2014)

Scientists reconstruct ancient impact that dwarfs dinosaur-extinction blastAlthough scientists had previously hypothesized enormous ancient impacts, much greater than the one that may have eliminated the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, now a new study reveals the power and scale of a cataclysmic event some 3.26 billion years ago which is thought to have created geological features found in a South African region known as the Barberton greenstone belt. The research has been accepted for publication in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. ...> Full Article


A satellite view of volcanoes finds the link between ground deformation and eruption (4/6/2014)

Using satellite imagery to monitor which volcanoes are deforming provides statistical evidence of their eruption potential, according to a new study led by the University of Bristol published today in Nature Communications. ...> Full Article


Hot mantle drives elevation, volcanism along mid-ocean ridges (4/5/2014)

Hot mantle drives elevation, volcanism along mid-ocean ridgesUsing data from seismic waves, scientists have shown that temperature deep in Earth's mantle controls the elevation and volcanic activity along mid-ocean ridges, colossal mountain ranges that line the ocean floor. The findings, published this week in Science, bolster the idea that warm mantle plumes are responsible for 'hot spot' volcanism, and shed new light on how temperature in the depths of the mantle influences the contours of the Earth's crust. ...> Full Article


Magnetic anomaly deep within Earth's crust reveals Africa in North America (4/3/2014)

The repeated cycles of plate tectonics that have led to collision and assembly of large supercontinents and their breakup and formation of new ocean basins have produced continents that are collages of bits and pieces of other continents. Figuring out the origin and make-up of continental crust formed and modified by these tectonic events is vital to understanding Earth's geology and is important for many applied fields, such as oil, gas, and gold exploration. ...> Full Article


The Atlantic Ocean dances with the sun and volcanoes (4/1/2014)

Natural fluctuations in the ocean temperature in the North Atlantic have a significant impact on the climate in the northern hemisphere. These fluctuations are the result of a complex dance between the forces of nature, but researchers at Aarhus University can now show that solar activity and the impact of volcanic eruptions have led this dance during the last two centuries. ...> Full Article

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Scientists successfully use krypton to accurately date ancient Antarctic iceScientists successfully use krypton to accurately date ancient Antarctic ice

Impact glass stores biodata for millions of yearsImpact glass stores biodata for millions of years

Frozen in time: 3-million-year-old landscape still exists beneath the Greenland ice sheetFrozen in time: 3-million-year-old landscape still exists beneath the Greenland ice sheet

Study shows air temperature influenced African glacial movements

Ancient sea-levels give new clues on ice ages

Vitamin B3 might have been made in space, delivered to Earth by meteoritesVitamin B3 might have been made in space, delivered to Earth by meteorites

Warm US West, cold East: A 4,000-year patternWarm US West, cold East: A 4,000-year pattern

Study provides crucial new information about how the ice ages came about

Earthquake simulation tops 1 quadrillion flopsEarthquake simulation tops 1 quadrillion flops

Geologists prove early Tibetan Plateau was larger than previously thoughtGeologists prove early Tibetan Plateau was larger than previously thought

Scientists reconstruct ancient impact that dwarfs dinosaur-extinction blastScientists reconstruct ancient impact that dwarfs dinosaur-extinction blast

A satellite view of volcanoes finds the link between ground deformation and eruption

Hot mantle drives elevation, volcanism along mid-ocean ridgesHot mantle drives elevation, volcanism along mid-ocean ridges

Magnetic anomaly deep within Earth's crust reveals Africa in North America

The Atlantic Ocean dances with the sun and volcanoes



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