Geophysics News

Jun 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of geoscientists led by Dr Tavi Murray of Swansea University, UK, has shown that during the glacier edge breaking process, known as calving, the glacier moves rapidly backward and downward, causing the so-called ‘glacial earthquakes’ which until now have been poorly understood. Helheim Glacier. Image credit: Nick Selmes / Swansea University. Glacial earthquakes have increased seven-fold since the 1990s and have been migrating north suggesting...

Jun 5, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Scientists using the Murchison Widefield Array in the Western Australian desert have confirmed the existence of tubular plasma structures between the plasmasphere...

Jun 4, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Many glacial lakes atop the Greenland Ice Sheet disappear completely within hours when large cracks form below them, draining the lakes and sending torrents...

Jun 1, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a group of scientists headed by Dr Mark Legg of Legg Geophysical in Huntington Beach, residents of coastal Southern California could be surprised...

May 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, the underlying physical process that creates ‘breaking wave’ cloud patterns...

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...

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...

Dec 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Since the late 1970′s, NASA has been monitoring changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet. An analysis of seven years of surface elevation readings from...

Dec 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a new NASA-led study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, the melt rate of glaciers in the Amundsen Sea Embayment, West...

Nov 27, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international group of scientists using data from ESA’s Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) has created the most accurate...

Nov 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Crop production may generate up to a quarter of the increase in the seasonal cycle of atmospheric carbon dioxide, with corn playing a leading role, according...

Nov 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The Sun plays a significant role in the generation of lightning strikes on Earth, according to a new study that found that over a 5-year period the United...

Nov 19, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new computer model called GEOS-5 has provided a high-resolution look at how carbon dioxide (CO2) – the key driver of global warming – moves...