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Consider this cold comfort: A quick study of the brutal American cold snap found that the Arctic blast really wasn’t global warming but a freak of nature.  “It was very definitely strange, especially now,” said study co-author Prof. Gabriel Vecchi of Princeton University.
The idea of mobile continents and continental drift was considered revolutionary before the 1960s.  In this BBC radio show, science writer and broadcaster Roland Pease, highlights Geosciences' Prof. W. Jason Morgan *64 and mentor Prof. Harry Hess *32 as key players in the evolution of plate tectonics. Pease believes this type of scientific theoretical research transformed our understanding of the earth.
Because of a record-shattering ice core recovery from Antarctica, Prof. John Higgins and other researchers from Princeton University and the University of Maine in Orono are listed as a runner-up to "Science Magazine's Breakthrough of the Year.” The research team's 2.7-million-year-old ice core is significant because of embedded tiny bubbles of greenhouse gases that could provided clues to what triggered Earth's ice ages, and is 1.7 million years older than any previous ice sample recovered.
AGU Fall Meeting 2017 master list of Geosciences presentation titles during their attendance in New Orleans. This is an Earth and space science event that the department looks forward to annually.
Thursday’s Dover, DE, earthquake was widely felt on campus and along the Eastern US, from New York City to Washington D.C. The seismic waves it generated were also recorded by seismologists in the Geosciences Department using a seismometer located in the basement of Guyot Hall.
On November 11 in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Scientific Research Honor Society Sigma Xi hosted their 17th Annual Student Research Conference. GEO graduate student Rachel Harris was selected as the top graduate presenter in the category of Microbiology and Molecular Biology.
Congratulation to GEO researcher Dr. Lucia Gualtieri for being named recipient of the 2017 Keiiti Aki Young Scientist Award at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, to be held 11–15 December in New Orleans, La. Gualtieri works on a variety of topics, such as seismic tomography, ambient seismic noise, and seismic signals due to mass-wasting events.
This video authored by Geosciences Associate Research Scholar Hom Nath Gharti was awarded 2nd prize in the PICSciE PIXI17 Scientific Visualization Challenge on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  The purpose of this event was to challenge participants to communicate scientific data in a visually compelling way.  Congratulations to Dr. Gharti for winning this unique and creative competition.
Now that the Atlantic has quieted down and there are no new storms to track, I wanted to know: What the hell just happened? Is it normal to have so many strong storms in a row? And how should we think about this season in relation to climate change? (Prof. Gabe Vecchi quoted)
"EARTH magazine" sat down with Paleontologist Prof. Gerta Keller to talk about her upbringing in the Alps, her experience as an unwelcome critic of a mainstream scientific idea, and her long quest to understand the role of flood-basalt deposits called the Deccan Traps.