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Latest Continental crust Stories

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2015-04-01 13:47:40

The secrets of how Earth’s continents first formed over 2.5 billion years ago lie in relatively recent geologic events that took place 10 million years ago in what is now Panama and Costa Rica.

2014-06-16 09:57:20

Two studies show that the movement rate of plates carrying the Earth's crust may not be constant over time.

Ancient Rocks Provide Clues About Earth's Earliest Crust
2014-05-30 03:14:31

PhD student's studies of four-billion-year-old rocks show ancient crust generated in an Iceland-like setting.

The Red Sea Is An Ocean Like All Others
2014-05-07 03:44:56

GEOMAR researchers specify models for the birth of the youngest world ocean

Pamir Tien Shan Earthquakes And Tectonics
2013-08-27 14:07:16

Real time observation of shear waves on the Earth's surface, first direct observation of subducting continental crust during the collision of two continents

Subduction Evidence From Billions Of Years Ago
2013-01-19 06:32:40

Researchers for the first time have discovered evidence supporting the theory that the processes that act as catalysts for volcanic activity today are similar to those that occurred nearly four billion years ago.

2012-03-12 21:04:59

The earth's structure can be compared to an orange: its crust is the peel supported by the earth's heavy mantle.

2012-03-06 10:55:21

GEOLOGY posted ahead of print 14 Feb.–2 Mar. is a dynamic collection of papers covering modeling studies of the U.S. New Madrid Seismic Zone; landslide prediction through examination of the Slumgullion landslide, Colorado; investigation of a potential nuclear waste repository site in Finland; understanding river delta formation and long-term evolution with insights from the Mekong River, Vietnam; and an explanation of how drought drove forest decline and dune building in eastern upper...

2012-02-22 21:32:41

A mysterious cycle of booms and busts in marine biodiversity over the past 500 million years could be tied to a periodic uplifting of the world's continents.

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2011-07-22 12:04:00

Ancient minerals tell story of planet's distant past.


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adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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