Geophysics News

Oct 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Using a reconstruction of North American drought history over the past millennium, a team of researchers from NASA and the Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has found the Dust Bowl drought of 1934 was the worst – about 30 percent more severe than the runner-up drought (in 1580) and extended across 71.6 percent of western North America. A ‘black blizzard’ dust storm in South Dakota, 1934. Image credit: National Archives...

Oct 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists led by Dr Leonardo Sagnotti of National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome, Italy, has found evidence that the most recent...

Oct 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Using data from NASA’s and European Space Agency’s satellites that measure variations in gravitational field, a multinational team of researchers...

Jul 30, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Five-meter-high waves have been detected in the middle of the Arctic Ocean by Dr Jim Thomson of the University of Washington and Dr Erick Rogers of the...

Jul 19, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of geophysicists led by Dr Stephane Rondenay from the University of Bergen has made a detailed picture of Mount Rainier’s deep volcanic plumbing. Aerial...

Jun 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Geophysicists from the United States and Sweden have discovered ice blocks as tall as city skyscrapers at the very bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The...

May 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

How does lightning travel through the air? A new study led by Dr Chris Scott from the University of Reading, UK, suggests that high-energy particles accelerated...

Apr 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A huge asteroid, up to five times larger than the rock thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs, crashed into Earth more than 3 billion years ago, say researchers...

Mar 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

New research, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that the steam and heat from volcanoes may have allowed many plant...