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Move over Jules Verne — scientists deploy ocean floats to peer into Earth’s interior

An array of floating seismometers in the Pacific Ocean offer the most comprehensive view of Earth's interior.

6 Dec 2019 178th Meeting Acoustical Society of America

Stormquakes: Powerful storms cause seafloor tremors

Scientists have discovered a new seismic phenomenon originating at the ocean floor.

6 Dec 2019 178th Meeting Acoustical Society of America

What makes the Earth’s surface move?

Do tectonic plates move because of motion in the Earth's mantle, or is the mantle driven by the movement of the plates?

30 Oct 2019 Science Advances

Unearthing History: Boston College researchers and colleagues pinpoint the source of unique chemical composition of volcanic rocks

Garnet chemical and iron isotope zonation supports the idea that these rocks released oxidizing fluids during subduction.

29 Oct 2019 Nature Geoscience

Imperfect diamonds paved road to historic Deep Earth discoveries

Materials trapped inside diamonds offer clues to life's origin; suggest oceans' worth of water hidden in Deep Earth.

24 Oct 2019 Deep Carbon 2019

The India-Asia collision as seen from Myanmar

The results shed new light on the paleogeography of this region, and suggest island endemism for the flora and fauna trapped in the famous fossil ambers from Myanmar.

9 Sep 2019 Nature Geoscience

Kīlauea lava fuels phytoplankton bloom off Hawai’i Island

The lava-impacted seawater contained high concentrations of nutrients that stimulated phytoplankton growth, resulting in an extensive plume of microbes that was detectable by satellite.

5 Sep 2019 Science

Unique Neoproterozoic carbon isotope excursions sustained by coupled evaporite dissolution and pyrite burial

This contradicts the popular view that oceans became oxygenated through the action of animals, which the team say radiated ‘opportunistically’ during the late Ediacaran Period as oceans became progressively more oxygenated.

2 Sep 2019 Nature Geoscience

Silicon in seawater helped continents to grow

How these continents came into being is a very debate unsolved question amongst scientists.

26 Aug 2019 Nature Geoscience

Switching on the Atlantic heat pump

The team of scientists used a combination of geophysical data and climate modelling to show that the freshwater transport through the Arctic-Atlantic gateway plays a critical role in controlling the overturning circulation.

22 Aug 2019 Nature Communications

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