News from the Earth Sciences
- Seasonal Arctic summer ice extent still hard to forecast.
- First animals oxygenated Earth's oceans
- Arctic Research
- Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award
- Jacqueline McGlade appointed UNEP Chief Scientist
- Dr Dominic Papineau joins our department.
- Arctic Summer Ice Melt
- PhD Topics 2014
- Careers Forum 30 January 2014
- 26Al/10Be Dating
- NERC Student Photography Competition
- Evolutionary Mechanics
- A most unusual history of an iron meteorite.
- Iron in the Earth’s core weakens before melting.
- The Charles Schuchert Award
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A new study lead by Prof Julienne Stroeve says year-to-year forecasts of the Arctic’s summer ice extent are not yet reliable.
NERC Student Photography Competition
2 January 2014
NERC's announced the winners of the inaugural photo and short article competition. There were over 50 entries describing research experiences of NERC-funded students.
A 'Strombolian' eruption in the central crater of Mount Etna volcano, more than 3km above the coast of Sicily. Copyright Robin Wylie.
Among the winners was Robin Wylie who took the second place in the photo competition with his exciting photo of an eruption on Mount Etna. Robin's work involves the analysis of Mount Etna lavas, primarily for their CO2 content, in order to infer information about the deep flux of carbon at this important volcano; Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes worldwide, and is possibly the single highest emitter of volcanic CO2. His project title is: Magma chamber processes monitored by carbon at Mount Etna Volcano, Italy.