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Challenging prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized

An article just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B describes two remarkably different hydrothermal vent fields discovered in the southern Gulf...

Stripy cliffs in Segelsällskarpet Fjord, Northeast Greenland National Park

Northeast Greenland National Park  is the world's largest and most northerly national park. It is the largest protected land area in the world.  Established...

Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources

Analysis of natural sparkling mineral water has given scientists valuable clues on how to locate hot water springs -- potential sources of sustainable, clean...

Hundred-year-old law on fluid flow overturned by new research

Engineers from Imperial College London have dispelled a 100-year-old scientific law used to describe how fluid flows through rocks. The discovery by researchers from Imperial...

Flysch Rock Formation, Zumaia Spain

Flysch is a sequence of sedimentary rocks that is deposited in a deep marine facies in the foreland basin of a developing orogen. Flysch...

Flysch Formation

Flysch is a sequence of sedimentary rocks that is deposited in a deep marine facies in the foreland basin of a developing orogen. Flysch...

Origins of Cu-Pb-Zn-bearing and W-bearing granites

The Nanling Range of South China is world famous for its widely developed, multiple-aged granitic magmatism and related polymetallic mineralization. Various kinds of granites...

Landscape-scale erosion instabilities in the northern Gabilan Mesa, California

If you ever fly from L.A. to San Francisco, California, you may notice the Gabilan Mesa off to the east as you begin your...

Sediment from Himalayas may have made 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake more...

Sediment that eroded from the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau over millions of years was transported thousands of kilometers by rivers and in the Indian...

What Is Geology?

What Is Geology? Geology is an earth science concerned with the solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which...

Stalagmites store paleoclimate data

The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is the dominant atmospheric pressure mode over the North Atlantic that plays a significant role in determining the winter...

Tibet sediments reveal climate patterns from late Miocene, 6 million years...

The Tibetan Plateau in China experiences the strongest monsoon system on Earth, with powerful winds -- and accompanying intense rains in the summer months...

Granites could solve riddle of pinpointing metals crucial for low carbon...

The composition of vast swathes of granite found underneath much of the South West peninsula of Britain could offer a vital clue to where...

Massive, computer-analyzed geological database reveals chemistry of ancient ocean

A study that used a new digital library and machine reading system to suck the factual marrow from millions of geologic publications dating back...

More than 100 years of flooding and erosion in one event

Sara Rathburn of Colorado State University and colleagues have developed an integrated sediment, wood, and organic carbon budget for North St. Vrain Creek in...

Geothermal gradient

Geothermal gradient is the rate of increasing temperature with respect to increasing depth in the Earth's interior. Away from tectonic plate boundaries, it is...

Rocks that tell our industrial history

Researchers in the UPV/EHU's Department of Analytical Chemistry have published a study in which they analyse cemented sand formations that contain industrial waste produced...

Types of Rocks

Types of Rocks Geologists classify rocks into three main groups: igneous rock, sedimentary rock, and metamorphic rock. Metamorphic Rock is formed by heat and pressure...

Study shows how river channels adjust to large sediment supplies

The seemingly simple question of what governs the shapes of river channels has been a longstanding challenge for geologists and civil engineers. A new...

Snow and sand erosion explained

Scientists at EPFL and SLF describe with precision how snow and sand surfaces erode when exposed to wind. Their description can contribute to better...

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