Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences (also referred to as Geosciences), which deals with basic issues surrounding our planet, plays a vital role in the area of energy and raw materials supply.

Earth Sciences comprises subjects such as geology, geography, geological informatics, paleontology, mineralogy, petrography, crystallography, geophysics, geodesy, glaciology, cartography, photogrammetry, meteorology and seismology, early-warning systems, earthquake research and polar research.

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…

The rotation of Earth’s inner core has slowed

A new USC study provides clear evidence that the Earth’s inner core began to decrease its speed around 2010. USC scientists have proven that the Earth’s inner core is backtracking…

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…

Microscopic defects in ice shape how massive glaciers flow

The findings should help scientists refine predictions of future sea-level rise. As they seep and calve into the sea, melting glaciers and ice sheets are raising global water levels at…

Shoveling loads of snow

SLF researchers investigate in deep holes whether satellite data accurately show snowmelt to improve hydrological discharge forecasts. Francesca Carletti takes a hammer to the ground. She drives the water probe…

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