Geophysics News

Apr 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists led by Dr Hsin-Hua Huang of California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and the University of Utah has discovered a reservoir of partly molten rock 19-45 km (12-28 miles) beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano. This magma body has a volume of 46,000 cubic km, approximately 4.5 times larger than the previously known upper-crustal magma reservoir. Lion Geyser and Heart Spring in Yellowstone National Park. Image credit: Brocken...

Apr 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Desflurane, isoflurane, sevoflurane and halothane – clinically used inhalation anesthetic agents – are accumulating in the atmosphere of our...

Mar 3, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Violent collisions between the infant Earth and other objects in our Solar System generated significant amounts of iron vapor, says a group of researchers...

Feb 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Geysers erupt periodically because of loops or side-chambers in their underground plumbing, says a team of volcanologists from the United States and Japan. Fly...

Feb 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using spectroscopic instruments operated by the U.S. DoE’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility, scientists have directly observed...

Feb 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Every year, millions of tons of dust from the Sahara desert cross the Atlantic Ocean, bringing vital phosphorus and other fertilizers to depleted Amazon...

Feb 18, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Innovative techniques that use satellites to monitor ocean acidification are set to revolutionize the way that scientists study the Earth’s oceans....

Feb 7, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Cyclical variations in Earth’s tilt and orbit – occurring at 23,000-, 41,000- and 100,000-year intervals – are known to strongly influence...

Jan 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Scientists have found direct evidence of concentrated, long-term storage and sudden release of meltwater within sub-glacial lakes in Greenland. Scientists...