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Studies of lava spines at Mount St. Helens volcano.

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Mount St Helen Study

News study: evolution of microfracture networks, and their permeability, depends strongly on temperature changes. 

Palaeoceanography students newsletter article published.

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Msc class

Three undergraduate students have an article published in the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling newsletter.

EGU 2016 Awards: Louis Néel Medal.

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2016-EGU Award

Prof Phil Meredith received this award for his contributions in rock physics and geomechanics and for his role in stimulating international collaboration and interdisciplinary research.  

New Carbon Nanostructures.

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2016-04- Pozzo-Alfe Graphite

Important insight into the complex mechanism of molecular breakup and its implications in the synthesis of new carbon-based nanostructured materials.

Panta rhei, "everything flows".

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2016-03-Tsamados workshop

Upcoming workshop "The flow of amorphous solids: from atomistic simulations to Earth Science applications" Summer 2016.

How mantle plumes interact with subducting slabs from the mid-mantle to the Earth’s surface.

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A new study published in Nature Communications brings new insights into the patterns of flow in the Earth’s deep interior.

Deep Marine Systems.

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Processes, Deposits, Environments, Tectonics and Sedimentation - book authored by Kevin Pickering.

MSc in Global Management of Natural Resources

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MSc in Global Management natural Resources

New UCL MSc Program in 2016 in collaboration with the Chemical Engineering, School of Management, Earth Sciences and  UCL Australia, and Future Industries Institute at the University of South Australia.

Life exploded on Earth after slow rise of oxygen

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Philip Pogge von Standmann

Lead researcher, Dr Philip Pogge von Strandmann explains how the evolution of life links to the evolution of our climate.

Viscosity jump in Earth’s mid-mantle.

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Modeled upwellings

Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni and Colleagues publish their latest finding in Science.

A new examination of the Earth’s shape (non-hydrostatic geoid) with modern statistical techniques has revealed that the viscosity of Earth’s mantle increases by a factor of 10-100 but at depths far greater than previously thought. The jump occurs at around 1000 km, far deeper than expected based on the structure of Earth’s minerals. The new finding explains the stagnation of slabs and deflection of plumes seen in recent 3-D imaging of Earth’s mantle by seismic waves.

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