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Dr. Sven Treitel to receive the AGI Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal
Dr. Sven Treitel has been named the 2012 recipient of the Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal. (2012-04-16)
OU team details foreshock activities leading up to Pawnee earthquake
A University of Oklahoma geophysics professor, Xiaowei Chen, details the foreshock activities leading up to the Pawnee earthquake, and highlights the complicated relationship between seismicity and wastewater injection rates in a research study published this week in Scientific Reports. (2017-07-12)
Taipei to Host Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting
Over 800 earth and space scientists from more than 30 countries will meet in Taipei, Taiwan, for the fifth biannual Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, July 21-24, sponsored by the American Geophysical Union. (1998-06-22)
CO2 fertilization is slowing global warming
A Boston College scientist has published new research introducing the concept of a CO2 fertilization factor for soil carbon, a way to measure an ecosystem's ability to store carbon in response to increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. (2004-06-17)
Royal Astronomical Society and Oxford University Press partnership announced
Oxford University Press and the Royal Astronomical Society announced a new publishing partnership today for the Society's highly cited and internationally prestigious journals. (2012-06-28)
Expert knowledge in your pocket: The latest titles from the Geological Field Guide series
The Geological Field Guide series is a set of small, pocket sized books, designed for use in the field. (2011-04-13)
UU geophysicists issue Turkish earthquake aftershock warning
University of Ulster geophysicists have warned that there is a real danger of further earthquakes in the area of southern Turkey devastated on Thursday. (2003-05-02)
Scripps geophysicist elected Fellow of Royal Society
Thomas Guy Masters, professor of geophysics at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society, the United Kingdom's national academy of science. (2005-06-20)
U of M researchers unlock mystery of layer encircling the Earth's core
University of Minnesota associate professor of chemical engineering Renata Wentzcovitch and her team of researchers have confirmed the properties of a mineral (post-perovskite) that may form near the Earth's core in a layer called the D'' region. (2006-01-30)
Out of Africa: UH trains first class of 'homegrown' oil geophysicists
Africa desperately needs educated petroleum workers, and more than a dozen new homegrown petroleum geophysicists are ready to enter the oil industry there thanks to a University of Houston program at the University of Cape Town. (2008-09-08)
NAS requests nominations for outstanding scientists
The National Academy of Sciences presents several awards to recognize outstanding achievements in science. (2004-06-15)
This week from AGU: Undercutting glaciers, ocean research & five new research papers
This week from AGU: Undercutting glaciers, oceanographic research & five new research papers. (2015-07-15)
Diego Melgar Moctezuma honored with Charles F. Richter Early Career Award
Early in his career, seismologist Diego Melgar Moctezuma has already made significant research contributions in the areas of earthquake rupture and early warning, tsunami modeling, and community outreach regarding earthquakes and geosciences. (2016-05-24)
A new beginning for baby mosasaurs
They weren't in the delivery room, but researchers at Yale University and the University of Toronto have discovered a new birth story for a gigantic marine lizard that once roamed the oceans. (2015-04-10)
Geologists study how beachfront property turned mountainous
A team of U.S. and German scientists is studying how North America formed almost 2 billion years ago along the Rocky Mountains from New Mexico to Wyoming, which they believe used to be a coastline. (1999-09-02)
Endowments to bring new courses, foster research in geosciences at UH
Endowments given to the University of Houston hold promise for new research and additional courses in fields aiding the energy exploration and production industry. (2005-03-08)
Norwegian University signs research agreement worth US $50 million
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Statoil signed an agreement on Dec. (2013-12-10)
Elizabeth Cochran to receive GSA 2006 Subaru Outstanding Woman in Science Award
Dr. Elizabeth S. Cochran of the University of California-San Diego is recipient of the 2006 Geological Society of America Subaru Outstanding Woman in Science Award. (2006-08-07)
IODP-MI president accepts German Medal of Honor in geophysics
IODP-MI President Manik Talwani receives 2009 Wiechert Medal for outstanding achievement in geophysics from the German Geophysical Society. (2009-03-23)
New research uses satellites to predict end of volcanic eruptions
Researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa recently discovered that infrared satellite data could be used to predict when lava flow-forming eruptions will end. (2017-07-13)
Ancient rocks of Tetons formed by continental collisions
Plate tectonics were operating in what is now western Wyoming long before the collisions that created the Himalayas starting 40 million years ago. (2016-01-29)
GSA partners with SEG to support Geoscientists Without Borders®
Geoscientists Without Borders® recently gained its first Society Supporter of the flagship program after The Geological Society of America's (GSA) Council approved the partnership Memorandum of Agreement at its recent meeting in Boulder, Colorado. (2012-08-21)
Hawaiian hotspot variability attributed to small-scale convection
Small scale convection at the base of the Pacific plate has been simulated in a model of mantle plume dynamics, enabling researchers to explain the complex set of observations at the Hawaiian hotspot, according to a new study posted online in the June 26 edition of Nature Geoscience. (2011-06-28)
Researchers Seek Seismic Secrets In Hawaii
An experiment designed to help researchers find out more about the earthquakes that occur when volcanoes erupt was set up near Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano this winter. (1996-10-10)
Scientists image vast subglacial water system under West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier
In a development that will help predict sea level rise, scientists have used an innovation in radar analysis to accurately image the vast subglacial water system under West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, detecting a swamp-like canal system several times as large as Florida's Everglades. (2013-07-09)
Huge Antarctic ice sheet could be in its death throes
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet -- about the size of Texas and Colorado combined -- has been receding steadily for 10,000 years and poses the most immediate threat of a large sea level rise because of its potential instability, a new study indicates. (1999-10-07)
Scientists find evidence for 'great lake' on Europa and potential new habitat for life
In a significant finding in the search for life beyond Earth, scientists from the University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere have discovered what appears to be a body of liquid water the volume of the North American Great Lakes locked inside the icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa. (2011-11-16)
UC Riverside geophysicist comments on how deep earthquakes get started
In the commentary of 21 August issue of Nature, UC Riverside's Professor Harry Green explains that two large, deep earthquakes that occurred in August 2002 in the Tonga subduction zone were causally related. (2003-08-28)
Former Carnegie director Sean Solomon wins National Medal of Science
Sean Solomon, director of Carnegie's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism from 1992 until 2012, will receive the nation's highest scientific award, the National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony later this year. (2014-10-06)
Researchers advance understanding of mountain watersheds
Scientists may be able to predict the distribution of pore space in the subsurface of mountain watersheds by looking at the state of stress in the earth's crust. (2015-10-29)
This week from AGU: Blogs from #AGU15, ocean sounds & winds, & 5 new research papers
A new analysis helps consumers choose which appliances to swap for more efficient models and save money in the process, with some surprising results. (2016-01-06)
Alligator egg development at prehistoric oxygen levels
The development of bone structures in alligator eggs raised under varying oxygen concentrations creates a link to fossil records of the evolution of vertebrates and prehistoric atmospheric oxygen concentrations, according to a paper to be presented at the Earth System Processes 2 meeting in Alberta, Canada. (2005-08-03)
Atlantic floor destined to slip under North American continent
It won't happen overnight, but eventually, the floor of the Atlantic Ocean will plunge beneath the North American continent, forming a deep trench about 2,000 miles long and possibly generating volcanoes, according to research at the University of Minnesota and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. (2001-10-18)
Earth-moving achievements by UH geoscientists recognized
Whether it's tracking down hydrocarbons or explaining how mountains are built, University of Houston geoscientists have amassed knowledge of seismic proportions, according to three international science societies and the National Science Foundation. (2007-03-08)
University of Miami Rosenstiel School professor receives prestigious geophysics award
Tim Dixon, a professor of Marine Geology and Geophysics at the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami is the recipient of the 2010 George P. (2010-12-06)
Seismologist Michael E. Wysession honored for contributions to geosciences education
For his exceptional leadership in geosciences education and his devotion to public understanding of earthquakes and their impact on society, the Seismological Society of America will present Michael E. (2016-05-24)
Thinning Antarctic ice needs improved monitoring to reduce uncertainty over sea-level rise
Polar ice experts from the United Kingdom and the United States conclude meeting at University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences with a statement noting consensus on rapid changes occurring in the Amundsen Sea Embayment, a Texas-size region of the Antarctic Ice Sheet where even a relatively small ice loss would matter to coastal populations. (2007-03-28)
11 University of Miami grad students receive recognition in marine and atmospheric science
The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science presented 11 graduate students for their scholarly achievement and provided fellowships to help further their education at the Rosenstiel School. (2010-11-15)
Rapid response science missions assess potential for another major Haiti earthquake
To help assess the potential threat of more large earthquakes in Haiti and nearby areas, scientists at the University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics are co-leading three expeditions to the country with colleagues from Purdue University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the US Geological Survey and five other institutions. (2010-02-23)
AGI Outstanding Contribution to the Public Understanding of the Geosciences 2013 Award winner
The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to announce Dr. Thomas H. (2012-10-24)
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