Extreme lithium fractionation is observed when primary minerals in andesite are transformed to secondary clay minerals and then to oxides with intensive chemical weathering in a tropical climate.
The Caribbean is ground zero for some of the biggest impacts of climate change today. Puerto Ricans are building innovative initiatives to protect and prepare their communities for what’s next.
The destructive winds and rain of Hurricane Maria in 2017 caused a dramatic transformation to Puerto Rico’s landscape and altered the characteristics of land-air interaction.
An overgrown channel between a lagoon and the ocean on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques created a backup of freshwater, disrupting the delicate balance of salinity in coastal mangrove forests.
Low-lying coastal estuaries are intertwined with tropical cities around the world. Yet little is known about these water bodies, which affect millions of people globally.
The scale and pattern of damage to the Puerto Rican forests suggest a complex interplay between wind, land, and sea.
Recent hurricane seasons left many communities wondering if this is the new normal. Digital infrastructure designed for citizen data collection may help these communities increase resilience.
Could overreliance on cell networks to transmit data leave instruments in the dark after the next storm hits?
Using Puerto Rico's Luquillo Mountains as a case study, scientists use the region's geological history to study how knickpoints—areas where there's a sharp change in the river's slope—move over time.