Earth’s oscillating climate is a natural guess to explain cyclic patterns in erosion, but new sediment data suggests that cyclicity may emerge from tectonic processes adding material to the Himalaya.
Fixed smartphone networks can provide robust early warning of earthquakes at far lower costs than traditional scientific arrays, which is an important consideration for regions with limited resources.
Calculations show that the added weight of growing cities can lead to tens of millimeters of subsidence, an effect that needs to be considered for coastal cities under threat by sea-level rise.
New application of clumped-isotope thermometry to 700-Myr rocks documents large climate swings related to Snowball Earth glaciation and offers better understanding of an earlier Earth system.
Featuring high-impact papers and a streamlined process, AGU’s new journal is ready to launch.
McDougall distinguished himself as a leader in developing potassium-argon geochronology and its application to many Earth science issues, including the geomagnetic polarity timescale.
Thermo2016: The 15th International Conference on Thermochronology; Maresias, Brazil, 18–23 September 2016