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.

Bringing magma up to our feet

… Just add CO2. Mount Erebus, Antarctica’s only active volcano, shows how carbon dioxide allows volcanoes to form persistent lava lakes at the surface. Antarctica has long been a land…

New class of substances detected in atmospheric chemistry

International team reports on highly oxidized hydrotrioxides in SCIENCE. An international research team has now succeeded in detecting hydrotrioxides (ROOOH) for the first time under atmospheric conditions. Until now, there…

Sea ice can control Antarctic ice sheet stability

Despite the rapid melting of ice in many parts of Antarctica during the second half of the 20th century, researchers have found that the floating ice shelves which skirt the…

Groundwater discovered in sediments buried deep under Antarctic ice

Study proves value of electromagnetic techniques in a new polar environment. Scientists have made the first detection of groundwater beneath an Antarctic ice stream. The discovery confirms what researchers had…

Model pinpoints glaciers at risk of collapse due to climate change

Meltwater seeping beneath Arctic glaciers puts thickest and fastest at risk of sudden collapse. As climate change warms the planet, glaciers are melting faster, and scientists fear that many will…

Space-based system using GPS satellites could warn of incoming tsunamis

A new method for detecting tsunamis using existing GPS satellites orbiting Earth could serve as an effective warning system for countries worldwide, according to a new study by an international…

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