Geophysics News

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 Stennis Space Center’s Naval Research Laboratory. Example wave model hindcast during the September 2012 storm in Arctic Ocean; the map is centered on the North Pole; the color scale indicates significant wave height from 0 to 5 m. Image credit: Jim Thomson / W. Erick Rogers. “As the Arctic is melting,...

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...

Jan 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

In a large-scale lab and field study, a multinational team of researchers has revealed the origins of huge underwater waves. This satellite image shows...

Jan 4, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Earthquake lights – a rare luminous phenomenon that appears in the sky during or before seismic activity or volcanic eruptions – are more likely...

Nov 18, 2013 by Sci-News.com

U.S. seismologists have made a surprising discovery near Mount Sidley in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica – an active volcano smoldering under 1.2 km...