Tags Mountain

Tag: mountain

Shaking things up

Nicole Gasparini was going upstream against a major trend in geologic research. Many geologists ascribe to the popular hypothesis about the formation of very...

Scientists discover seamount in Pacific ocean

University of New Hampshire scientists on a seafloor mapping mission have discovered a new seamount near the Johnson Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The...

Uphill climb for mountain species?

A recently published paper provides a history of scientific research on mountain ecosystems, looks at the issues threatening wildlife in these systems, and sets...

Gorges are eradicated by downstream sweep erosion

Local surface uplift can block rivers, particularly in mountainous regions. The impounded water, however, always finds its way downstream, often cutting a narrow gorge...

The bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explained

The 1500 mile Appalachian mountain chain runs along a nearly straight line from Alabama to Newfoundland -- except for a curious bend in Pennsylvania...

Geophysicists prep for massive ‘ultrasound’ of Mount St. Helens

A small army of 75 geophysicists is set to converge on Mount St. Helens this weekend to begin final preparations for the equivalent of...

California mountains rise as groundwater depleted in state’s Central Valley: May...

Winter rains and summer groundwater pumping in California's Central Valley make the Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges sink and rise by a few millimeters...

What lies beneath modern New England? Mountain-building and the end of...

When and where did the ancient Iapetus Ocean suture (the most fundamental Appalachian structure) form? Is part of New England made up of ancient...

Taking the pulse of mountain formation in the Andes

Scientists have long been trying to understand how the Andes and other broad, high-elevation mountain ranges were formed. New research by Carmala Garzione, a...

Understanding how mountains and rivers make life possible

Favorable conditions for life on Earth are enabled in part by the natural shuttling of carbon dioxide from the planet's atmosphere to its rocky...

Rising mountains dried out Central Asia, scientists say

A record of ancient rainfall teased from long-buried sediments in Mongolia is challenging the popular idea that the arid conditions prevalent in Central Asia...

Columnar Basalt , Mendisha Mountain , Egypt

Columnar Oligocene flood basalt sheets cover the Eocene Bahariya Formation at Gebel Mandisha area in the Bahariya oasis depression. The Mandisha basalts are located with...

River deep, mountain high – new study reveals clues to lifecycle...

Scientists have discovered the reasons behind the lifespan of some of the world’s iconic mountain ranges. The study conducted by the University of Melbourne, Australia,...

Rocky Mountains Originated from Previously Unknown Oceanic Plate

Apr. 3, 2013 — The mountain ranges of the North American Cordillera are made up of dozens of distinct crustal blocks. A new study...

Mountains Are Only Minor Contributors to Erosion and Climate Regulation

Though churning smokestacks, cud-chewing cows and gasoline-burning vehicles are contributing constantly to greenhouse gas emissions, there are also many processes that do the reverse,...

Curvy Mountain Belts

Mountain belts on Earth are most commonly formed by collision of one or more tectonic plates. The process of collision, uplift, and subsequent erosion...

Expedition to Undersea Mountain Yields New Information About Sub-Seafloor Structure

Scientists recently concluded an expedition aboard the research vessel JOIDES Resolution to learn more about Atlantis Massif, an undersea mountain, or seamount, that formed...

Origins of Antarctica’s Ice-Covered Mountains Unraveled

Buried below more than a mile of ice, Antarctica's Gamburtsev Mountains have baffled scientists since their discovery in 1958. How did the mountains get...

Mountain glacier melt to contribute 12 centimeters to world sea-level increases...

Melt off from small mountain glaciers and ice caps will contribute about 12 centimetres to world sea-level increases by 2100, according to UBC research...

MOST POPULAR

MORE ARTICLES