From the peer-review process to our very concept of what it means to be brilliant, studies show that women face subtle biases and structural barriers to success in the geosciences.
Researchers Track Moving Ice Shelves to Estimate Antarctic Ice Loss
A new method will help scientists monitor the basal melt of ice sheets in Antarctica.
Surface Folds Hint at Magnitude of Slip Along Thrust Faults
The shape of deformed sediments at the surface may allow researchers to estimate the cumulative slip along thrust faults such as the Chelungpu fault in Taiwan.
Satellite Data Yield Detailed Picture of the Lunar Wake
Researchers use satellite data to characterize the physical properties of the lunar wake and the processes that govern it.
Survival of Young Sardines Flushed Out to Open Ocean
Despite favorable conditions within eddies and streamers that form ideal habitats for larval sardines, the young fish may not survive when flushed into the open ocean.
Los Angeles Gets Serious About Preparing for the "Big One"
A large earthquake in southern California could devastate Los Angeles. To help reduce the city's risks, one scientist spent last year working in the LA mayor's office.
Bank Materials Strongly Influence River Valley Evolution
Models suggest that the shape of river valleys depends strongly on how meandering rivers interact with the sediment and bedrock of the banks.
Wave Ripples Spaced by Flow Downstream of Ripple Peaks
The well-known ratio between sand ripple spacing and wave-driven flow oscillations may be dictated by flow dynamics downstream of ripple crests.
Variability in Atlantic Circulation Partly Driven by Wind
Models and observations indicate that the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation exhibits surprising short-term variability, driven largely by wind.
Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes 6000 Years Ago
Scientists find evidence of ancient copper mining in polluted lake sediments from Isle Royale National Park.