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The Earth has rusted heart.
Publication date: 24 September 2015
A seismologically consistent compositional model of Earth’s core
"No one knows precisely what the composition of the center of the Earth is. This is one of the best kept secrets of our planet as mankind has never reached deeper than 12 km below its surface." writes Tristan Vey in Le Figaro. In fact only laboratory experiments, seismological analysis and thermodynamic models can help us get a better understanding of this mysterious inner core. These show the existence of a liquid metallic outer core with a diameter of about 5000 km that contains a “small” and spinning solid inner core about 2400 km wide. While this solid part is almost exclusively composed of iron-nickel alloy (with a 16/1 ratio), seismological surveys have shown that the surrounding environment of liquified metal contains significant quantities of lighter elements such as sulphur, carbon, silicon as well as oxygen. But in what proportion?
Processes controlling top, bottom and lateral melt of Arctic sea ice.
Publication date: 7 September 2015
The core thermal history - it is cooling more quickly than assumed.
Publication date: 2 September 2015
Cool summer of 2013 boosted Arctic sea ice
Publication date: 22 July 2015
Animals breathe freely for the first time 520 million-years ago.
Publication date: 9 July 2015
Outreach Event: I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!
Publication date: 4 June 2015
Linking genetic and fossil data of marine zooplankton
Publication date: 3 June 2015
GSA's classic papers
Publication date: 29 May 2015
Soapbox Science 2015 - bringing Sciences to the People
Publication date: 21 May 2015
Amy Edgington is representing UCL in this outreach event that promotes women scientists and the science they do. “Atoms: A Window into Space“
Job Opportunity - Research Associates level.
Publication date: 15 May 2015