How the very slow moving African Continent, with a lithosphere of quite varied age elements and thickness, has responded to ongoing asthenospheric modification.
The Earth’s Elastic Crust
A recent paper in Reviews of Geophysics discussed how the mineral composition and microfabric of the continental crust influences its seismic properties.
Data Rules for Water Management, Continental Roots, and More
The importance of relevant and consistent data (as well as more samples) spans discussions of water resources and crustal roots at the IGC.
New Insights into North America’s Midcontinent Rift
The Midcontinent Rift has characteristics of a large igneous province, causing geologists to rethink some long-standing assumptions about how this giant feature formed.
Earthquakes May Prevent Underwater Landslides
Smaller quakes around the active edge of continental plates may contribute to increased stability by promoting compaction and solidifying the top 100 meters of seafloor sediment.
Trace Element Holds the Key to Deformation of Continents
Studies of titanium in quartz grains could help scientists gain a better understanding of our planet's shifting surface.