A method typically used to date sediments shows promise for documenting tropical storms through history—information needed for future projections of storm activity.
By combining a phase field function approach with bulk thermodynamics of mineral phases, the thermal history of a rock can now be deciphered from its distribution of mineral phases.
Cosmogenic geochronology of Scotland’s vanished glaciers indicates that the paradigm of weakened North Atlantic currents causing a rapid regional cooling is no longer valid.
Some scientists think the Great Unconformity was caused by Snowball Earth’s glaciations. Recent work suggests these phenomena might not be related.
The Moon was a lot closer to Earth 2.46 billion years ago, and the shorter distance contributed to shorter days.
The versatile mineral could contain evidence of the evolution of land plants and their effect on the sedimentary system.
Geologists examined crystals in rock from four massive eruptions in the Chilean Andes.
Using thermokinematics, researchers have found that crustal accretion along the megathrust at mid-lower crustal depths shapes plateau growth and regional drainage development.
By sampling and analyzing zircons from glacial eskers dating from about 20,000 years ago, the extent of the oldest known rocks on Earth can be better mapped and constrained.