The smartphone and tablet revolution has changed how geologists work in the field, but now the community must come up with standards to tame the flood of data.
Priorities for Antarctic Research: Glaciers, Genomes, and Cosmic Waves
The next decade of research should focus on the need to understand the changing Antarctic environment and how organisms adapt to it, a high-level report says.
Simulating a Warmer, Drier Arctic
Field experiments examine the effect of rising temperatures and drying soils on carbon dynamics in the Arctic.
The Future of Antarctic Subglacial Lake Exploration
Antarctic Subglacial Lake Exploration: First Results and Future Plans; Chicheley Hall, U. K.; 30–31 March 2015
Seismic Hazard Assessment: Honing the Debate, Testing the Models
Earthquake experts with opposing views found common ground working around a table and on a hiking trail.
Scientist's Field Season Ends with Nepal Quake
A graduate student studying tectonics found himself caught in a disaster at the end of fieldwork in the Himalayas.
Reading History From Afar
A look at the sedimentary record in northern Ethiopia tells the story of oceans past—and maybe future.
Streamlining Field Data Collection with Mobile Apps
With the availability and affordability of new customized apps on smartphones and tablets, data collected in the field are becoming easier to input, store, and share.
Drilling a Small Basaltic Volcano to Reveal Potential Hazards
Drilling into the Rangitoto Island Volcano in the Auckland Volcanic Field in New Zealand offers insight into a small monogenetic volcano, and may improve understanding of future hazards.
Continuing Bardarbunga Eruption Fuels Scientific Research
How are scientists taking advantage of Iceland’s Bardarbunga eruption, which shows no signs of slowing down?