Geology
Scientists argue for more comprehensive studies of Cascade volcanoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists argue for more 'synthesis' research looking at the big picture of volcanology to complement myriad research efforts looking at single volcanoes. more
Scientists argue for more comprehensive studies of Cascade volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The string of volcanoes in the Cascades Arc, ranging from California's Mt. Lassen in the south to Washington's Mt. Baker in the north, have been studied by geologists and volcanologists... more
What can machine learning reveal about the solid Earth?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists seeking to understand Earth's inner clockwork have deployed armies of sensors listening for signs of slips, rumbles, exhales and other disturbances emanating from the planet's deepest faults to its... more
New light into the recent evolution of the African rift valley  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Continental rift valleys are huge fractures on the surface of the planet that progressively break continental plates with the eventual development of new oceans. The African... more
Geophysics: A surprising, cascading earthquake  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand in 2016 caused widespread damage. Researchers have now dissected its mechanisms revealing surprising insights on earthquake physics with the aid of simulations carried out on a supercomputer. more
Volcano cliffs can affect monitoring data  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research reveals that sharp variations of the surface of volcanoes can affect data collected by monitoring equipment. more
New light into the recent evolution of the African rift valley  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Continental rift valleys are huge fractures on the surface of the Earth that break continental plates with the eventual development of new oceans. Although instrumental in... more
Hundreds of bubble streams link biology, seismology off Washington's coast  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The first survey of methane vent sites off Washington's coast finds 1,778 bubble columns, with most located along a north-south band that is in line with a geologic... more
Machine learning for data-driven discovery in solid Earth geoscience  Science Magazine · 2 days
Understanding the behavior of Earth through the diverse fields of the solid Earth geosciences is an increasingly important task. It is made challenging by the complex, interacting, and multiscale processes... more
Hundreds of bubble streams link biology, seismology off Washington's coast  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Off the coast of Washington, columns of bubbles rise from the seafloor, as if evidence of a sleeping dragon lying below. But these bubbles are methane that is... more
Volcanic ash particles under the microscope  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Volcanic ash is hazardous to many aspects of our lives. When airborne, it can damage aircraft: its particles abrade aeroplane surfaces and can even cause failure to critical instruments. Once the ash falls, it can harm... more
How fluid viscosity affects earthquake intensity  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Fault zones play a key role in shaping the deformation of the Earth's crust. All of these zones contain fluids, which heavily influence how earthquakes propagate. In an article published today in Nature Communications, Chiara Cornelio,... more
Volcano cliffs can affect monitoring data, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) reveals that sharp variations of the surface of volcanoes can affect data collected by monitoring equipment. more
The inbis channel: The most complete submarine cartography  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A scientific study describes for the first time the submarine cartography of a high-latitude system in the IBIS channel, which covers tens of kilometers in the northern western area of the Barents... more
How fluid viscosity affects earthquake intensity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have demonstrated that the viscosity of fluids present in faults has a direct effect on the intensity of earthquakes. more
Ultima Thule: Revealing First Primordial Planetesimal  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Analyzing the data NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has been sending home since the flyby of the Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule, the mission team... more
A surprising, cascading earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand in 2016 caused widespread damage. LMU researchers have now dissected its mechanisms revealing surprising insights on earthquake physics with the aid of simulations carried out on the supercomputer SuperMUC. more
Geothermal plant 'triggered earthquake' in S. Korea  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A rare earthquake in South Korea was triggered by the country's first experimental geothermal power plant, a team of government-commissioned experts said Wednesday. more
Underwater surveys in Emerald Bay reveal the nature and activity of Lake Tahoe faults  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Emerald Bay, California, a beautiful location on the southwestern shore of Lake Tahoe, is surrounded by rugged landscape, including rocky... more
Underwater surveys in Emerald Bay reveal the nature and activity of Lake Tahoe faults  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Emerald Bay, California, a beautiful location on the southwestern shore of Lake Tahoe, is surrounded by rugged landscape, including rocky... more
The surface composition of asteroid 162173 Ryugu from Hayabusa2 near-infrared spectroscopy  Science Magazine · 4 days
The near-Earth asteroid 162173 Ryugu, the target of Hayabusa2 sample return mission, is thought to be a primitive carbonaceous object. We report reflectance spectra of Ryugu’s... more
A new first: Scientists mimic nature's self-affinity using computer simulations  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
For the first time, researchers have simulated the process of surface roughness creation. This is a step forward in understanding the emergence of fractal characteristic of rough surfaces... more
First Neuroscientific Evidence that Humans Have Geomagnetic Sense  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
An international team of neuroscientists and geoscientists from Caltech, the University of Tokyo, Princeton University and Tokyo Institute of Technology... more
Evidence for ancient magnetic sense in humans  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The human brain can unconsciously respond to changes in Earth's magnetic fields, according to a team of geoscientists and neurobiologists. This interdisciplinary study revives a research area in neuroscience that has remained dormant for... more
Ultima Thule may be a frankenworld  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
The first geologic map of Ultima Thule shows it might be made of many smaller rocks that clumped together under the force of their own gravity. more
NASA's New Horizons Reveals Geologic 'Frankenstein' That Formed Ultima Thule  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Less than three months after the New Horizons spacecraft zoomed past a distant, cold space rock, scientists are beginning to piece together the story of how that object,... more
'Impossible' Rocks Found on Remote Volcanic Island  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Geoscientists tracking down reports of curious, out-of-place rocks on Anjouan island have found a mountain-size mystery. more
Sources and Sinks: What drives long-term climatic trends?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
For the entire history of our species, humans have lived on a planet capped by a chunk of ice at each pole. But Earth has been ice-free for about 75 percent of... more
Significant milestone in whooping crane recovery  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This week marks a significant milestone in the conservation and recovery of the endangered whooping crane. On March 11 and 13, the U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center transferred its last two cranes of the... more
Evidence of self-forming waterfalls reported  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A trio of researchers with the University of Nevada, Reno, the California Institute of Technology and GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences reports evidence that suggests some waterfalls self-form in the absence of external influences. In their paper... more
On the front lines in Kilauea  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the early spring, volcanologists monitoring the ground around Kilauea, the most active volcano on the island of Hawai'i, noticed a significant increase in seismicity, a sign of an impending eruption. Meanwhile, in Palisades, New York,... more
Major cosmic impact 12,800 years ago  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
When geologists set out years ago to examine signs of a major cosmic impact that occurred toward the end of the Pleistocene epoch, little did they know just how far-reaching the projected climatic effect would be. more
Geologic evidence supports theory that major cosmic impact event occurred approximately 12,800 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When UC Santa Barbara geology professor emeritus James Kennett and colleagues set out years ago to examine signs of a... more
Remarkable letter reveals earthquake drama for nuns in exile  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Traveling around Europe in search of a new home after the dissolution of the monasteries must have been dramatic enough for England's oldest community of Bridgettine nuns. But a remarkable... more
Rehearsing for the Mars landings in Hawaii and Idaho  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Imagine astronauts on Mars, tasked with picking rock samples that will be used by scientists to search for signs of life. But they can only transport a limited number back... more
Carbon dioxide mineralization in geologically common rocks for carbon storage  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Humanity needs to improve when it comes to reducing carbon emissions to prevent the worst effects of climate change. If the world is to meet the IPCC's minimum... more
New way to sense earthquakes could help improve early warning systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Every year earthquakes worldwide claim hundreds or even thousands of lives. Forewarning allows people to head for safety and a matter of seconds could spell the... more
A new way to sense earthquakes could help improve early warning systems  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Every year, earthquakes worldwide claim hundreds or even thousands of lives. Forewarning allows people to head for safety and a matter of seconds could... more
Japan marks tsunami, nuclear tragedy eight years on  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With flowers, silent prayers and tearful tributes, Japan Monday marked the eighth anniversary of a crippling earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated its northeastern coast and left some 18,500 people dead... more
Seoul: Small quake in North Korea likely due to mining blast  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A small earthquake in North Korea was likely caused by a mining operation, Seoul's weather agency said Friday. more
Rescuing geologic and climate records  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scattered throughout the Philippines are many caves containing precious geological formations that hold key information about past climate. But due to local quarrying, some of these formations may be destroyed. Now, one Stanford scientist is on a mission... more
Clearwing butterfly wins BMC Ecology Image Competition 2018  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
From bridges built by spiders, to marine mammals without table manners, and the unpredictability of volcanoes, the 2018 BMC Ecology Image Competition produced a terrific array of images that reflect the variety... more
Stressing and straining: Geochemists answer fundamental question of mineral reactions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For geoscientists, looking at how minerals react in different conditions can provide a great deal of information about the characteristics of the materials that make up our world.... more
Dinosaurs Were Unaffected by Climate Change, Flourished before Asteroid Strike, Paleontologists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Paleontologists largely agree that the Chicxulub asteroid impact, possibly coupled with intense volcanic activity in India’s Deccan Traps, wiped out non-avian dinosaurs (all dinosaurs... more
Matrix could ensure vital copper supplies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have identified a matrix of risks that the mining industry must overcome to unlock vitally important copper reserves. Geologists have said copper would be crucial in a renewable-powered future, but global supplies were far from... more
Autonomous drones can help search and rescue after disasters  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When disasters happen – whether a natural disaster like a flood or earthquake, or a human-caused one like a mass shooting or bombing – it can be extremely dangerous to... more
Fast, simple new assessment of earthquake hazard  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Geophysicists at Caltech have created a new method for determining earthquake hazards by measuring how fast energy is building up on faults in a specific region, and then comparing that to how much is... more
Seemingly dormant geologic fault damaged famous Roman buildings 1,500 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A geologic fault system in central Italy that produced a deadly earthquake in 2016 is also responsible for a fifth-century earthquake that damaged many Roman monuments,... more
New Moon/Mars Mission in Progress at HI-SEAS Habitat  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The six-member crew at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) habitat on the... more
Nearly 200,000 people exposed to California's volcanic hazard zones each day, report says  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nearly 200,000 people live, work or pass through one of California's volcanic hazard zones on a daily basis, and there's a 16... more
First Evidence of Planet-wide Groundwater System on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Mars Express has revealed the first geological evidence of a system of ancient interconnected lakes that once lay deep beneath... more
Machine learning expands to help predict and characterize earthquakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers describe how they are using machine learning methods to hone predictions of seismic activity, identify earthquake centers, characterize different types of seismic waves and distinguish seismic activity from other... more
Machine learning expands to help predict and characterize earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
With a growing wealth of seismic data and computing power at their disposal, seismologists are increasingly turning to a discipline called machine learning to better understand and predict complicated patterns... more
PE, PP and PS: The most abundant type of microplastics in Mediterranean coastal waters  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene are the most abundant microplastics in the Mediterranean coastal waters, according to a new study published... more
First evidence of planet-wide groundwater system on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Mars Express has revealed the first geological evidence of a system of ancient interconnected lakes that once lay deep beneath the Red Planet's surface, five of which may contain minerals crucial to... more
Tibetan plateau rose later than we thought  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Tibetan Plateau today is on average 4,500 meters above sea level. It is the biggest mountain-building zone on Earth. Most analyses to date indicated that, back in the Eocene period some 40 million... more
2018's biggest volcanic eruption of sulfur dioxide  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The Manaro Voui volcano on the island of Ambae in the nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean made the 2018 record books. A NASA-NOAA satellite confirmed Manaro Voui had the largest eruption... more
2018's biggest volcanic eruption of sulfur dioxide  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Manaro Voui volcano on the island of Ambae in the nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean made the 2018 record books. A NASA-NOAA satellite confirmed Manaro Voui had the largest eruption... more
'Amazing snapshots' plumb volcanic depths  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Research shedding light on the internal "plumbing" of volcanoes may help scientists better understand volcanic eruptions and unrest. more
'Amazing snapshots' plumb volcanic depths  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Research shedding light on the internal 'plumbing' of volcanoes may help scientists better understand volcanic eruptions and unrest. The study analyzed crystals in Italy's famous Mount Etna to reveal how quickly magma moves to the surface. more
First evidence of planet-wide groundwater system on Mars  ESA · 3 weeks
Mars Express has revealed the first geological evidence of a system of ancient interconnected lakes that once lay deep beneath... more
New map reveals geology and history of Pluto's moon Charon  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
What a difference a planetary flyby makes. Pluto's moon Charon—once no more than a fuzzy blob of pixels beside a larger blob—now has its first geological map, published... more
Volcanoes, archaeology and the secrets of Roman concrete  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
High above Italy's Tyrrhenian Sea, off the north coast of Sicily, 13 students sit atop Stromboli Volcano as it erupts. Ash falls on their shoulders and ping-ping-pings their helmets. The ground beneath... more
Paleontologists identify small fossils as that of oldest frog relative found in North America  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of paleontologists led by Virginia Tech's Michelle Stocker and Sterling Nesbitt of the Department of Geosciences have identified... more
Rare oarfish, seen as harbingers of doom, snagged in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Two rare oarfish, giant deep-sea serpents long believed by locals to be a harbinger of earthquakes and tsunamis, have been caught off the Japanese island of Okinawa. more
Copernicus Sentinel-1 reveals shared plumbing led to Agung awakening  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When Mount Agung in Indonesia erupted in 2017, the search was on to find out why it had stirred. Thanks to information on ground deformation from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission,... more
Benefits, adverse effects and risks of Arctic mining should be evaluated more comprehensively  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A joint study by the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), University of Lapland and Geological Survey of Finland called GovAda, which gathers... more
Amazon forest can be trained by higher rainfall variability  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Amazon rainforest has evolved over millions of years and even through ice ages. Yet today, human influences and global climate change put this huge ecosystem at risk of large-scale... more
Earthquake early-warning system will mean false alarms but it's still worth it, researchers say  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Earthquake early warnings can come as false alarms—but it's better to be safer than sorry, researchers concluded in a new... more
Scientists measure thickness of Kilauea lava flows in Hawaii  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists measuring the thickness of Kilauea volcano's newest lava flows have said molten rock added as much as 180 feet (55 meters) of lava to parts of the Big Island... more
Copernicus Sentinel-1 reveals shared plumbing led to Agung awakening  ESA · 4 weeks
When Mount Agung in Indonesia erupted in 2017, the search was on to find out why it had... more
How the dinosaurs went extinct: Asteroid collision triggered potentially deadly volcanic eruptions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
It's almost 40 years since scientists discovered what wiped out the dinosaurs: an asteroid hitting Earth near modern-day Mexico. That was it, or so... more
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