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Arctic coring expedition continues to yield new clues

For the second time in as many months, the IODP Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX) is making news with new analysis of ocean-floor sediments. In the Aug. 10 issue of Nature, an article by several of the expedition scientists summarizes their findings: more evidence that the Arctic was extremely warm, ...

Scripps studies offer new picture of Lake Tahoe's earthquake potential

...SA), Scripps graduate student Danny Brothers investigated the rupture history of the West Tahoe Fault in greater detail. Using comprehensive CHIRP and coring surveys of Fallen Leaf Lake, where the West Tahoe Fault crosses the southern end of the lake, the study confirmed the suspected fault length of over 5...

CO2 drop and global cooling caused Antarctic glacier to form

...olecules were assayed in ocean cores collected by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) and earlier marine programs that study Earth history by coring deep-ocean sediments and crust around the world. "Temperatures in some regions, just before the Antarctic glaciers formed, were surprisingly highe...

Europe cores in EUROCORES: Ocean drilling in EuroMARC

...ry in store for us. Scientific marine drilling and coring is crucial to cast light on both the deep and shal...leadership in the planning of international marine coring expeditions and the preparation of IODP (Intergrat... at mid ocean ridges get explored. But how does coring work and what is actually done on the cruises? Int...

Researchers at Stockholm University awarded the Descartes prize

... Stockholm Universitys Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology. The multinational European project, EPICA (European Project for Ice coring in Antarctica), is one of this years winners of the Descartes Prize for Collaborative Transnational Research. The prize of 1.36 million Euros, awarded...

ESF's European ice core project EPICA receives prestigious Descartes Prize

... The research project EPICA (European Project for Ice coring in Antarctica), one of the European Science Foundations most successful and longest running Research Networking Programmes, is one of this years winne...

New method to estimate sea ice thickness

...changes in response to different environmental conditions. Data on the known thickness are obtained from measurements by submarine cruises and surface coring missions. Sea ice is affected by the accumulation of environmental factors to which it has been exposed, said USGS Director Mark Myers. Understand...

European lead in reading past climates from ice cores

... is one of the principal investigators of EPICA (European Programme for Ice coring in Antarctica.) Stocker explains that EPICA, a joint ESF- European Commissi... and Science are evidence of its world importance. The principle behind ice coring is straightforward. Snow falls in Greenland and the Antarctic, but conditio...

Newfound ancient African megadroughts may have driven the evolution of humans and fishes

... Institution funded the research. Cohen and his colleagues have been working for years to learn more about ancient Africa's climate and ecology by coring Africa's deepest lakes. The scientists discovered the ancient megadroughts by studying sediments cored from the bottom of Lake Malawi, an African r...

Scientists launch deep-sea scientific drilling program to study volatile earthquake zone

...eginning of a new tomorrow, where the Chikyu enables us to explore the origins of devastating earthquakes at their source, study Earth history through coring of unstable, thick sediment sections, and investigate the fundamentals of ocean crust formation. These new capabilities," Allan notes, "complement tho...
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