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volcano mantle plume theory wrong
2014-09-10 11:26:57

In the typical textbook picture, volcanoes, such as those that are forming the Hawaiian islands, erupt when magma gushes out as narrow jets from deep inside Earth. But that picture is wrong, according to a new study from researchers at Caltech and the University of Miami in Florida.

An Ocean's Worth Of Water May Be Sitting In North American Mantle
2014-06-13 10:28:29

While all of Earth’s oceans may seem like more than enough water for one planet, a new study published in the journal Science has revealed an ocean’s worth of water may be sitting in the mantle.

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.

Earth core structure shutterstock_179800859
2014-04-05 06:41:23

The contours of the Earth's crust are influenced by the high temperatures deep within the Earth's mantle, according to a new study published in Science.

3D Computer Models Used To Solve Age-old Geologic Riddle
2014-03-26 12:15:54

New study provides explanation for long-debated origin of bow-shaped mountain belts that form along the edges of colliding tectonic plates

earthquake
2014-03-05 04:54:55

New research from geoscientists at UCLA reveals new information about the forces behind earthquakes by using a technique known as seismic tomography.

Oceans Earths Mantle
2014-01-27 13:52:44

Scientists believe that up to three and a half times the water of all the Earth’s oceans could be being transported beneath our feet.

Source Of Galapagos Volcano
2014-01-21 14:35:32

A new analysis from a team of American researchers has found the volcanic plume that created the Galapagos Islands isn’t where models have projected it.

Molten Rock Support Atlas Mountains In Morocco
2014-01-03 04:28:44

The standard model for mountain structure, in which high topography must have deep roots for support, is defied by the Atlas Mountains, according to a new study from the Earth Sciences department at the University of Southern California.

East Antarctica Is Pushing Around Its Softer-Mantled Western Half
2013-12-12 07:51:20

West Antarctica is losing weight in the form of billions of tons of ice per year, making its mantle rock softer. This rock is being nudged westward by the harder mantle beneath East Antarctica.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.