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Antarctica’s strongest ice melt phases of the past

…as a gauge of the coming sea level rise. Ice-Ocean Interactions: The History Book of West Antarctica’s Climate. Of all the polar regions, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is the…

Laser tests reveal new insights into key mineral for super-Earths

Scientists have for the first time observed how atoms in magnesium oxide morph and melt under ultra-harsh conditions, providing new insights into this key mineral within Earth’s mantle that is…

Climate Research on the Ocean Floor

The ocean floor tells us stories from times long past which are most relevant for the future – those about global warming and changes in environmental conditions. With the help…

How is the dramatic decline in sea ice affecting biodiversity?

The depths of the Weddell Sea are home to diverse biotic communities. Moreover, as climate change progresses, this ice-ladden region could offer a refuge for ice-dependent algae and fauna. In…

Earth and space share the same turbulence

Researchers find that air turbulence in earth’s thermosphere is governed by the same principles as those in the troposphere. In a paper published in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers have discovered…

Cascadia Subduction Zone, one of Earth’s top hazards

… comes into sharper focus. Giant earthquakes and tsunamis have hit the western U.S. and Canada―and almost certainly will again. Off the coasts of southern British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and…

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