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Department of Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences

How do faults in accretionary wedges grow?

Tuesday 24th October 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Arthur Holmes Building - ES230 -TR3, Dr. Rebecca Bell - Lecturer in Geology and Geophysics, Imperial College London

The dynamics of the Earth’s core: large-scale vortices and jets.

Tuesday 31st October 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Arthur Holmes Building - ES230 -TR3, Dr. Celine Guervilly - NERC Independent Research Fellow, University of Newcastle

How do stars mix chemicals in their interiors

Two scientists, Tamara Rogers (Newcastle University, UK) and Jim McElwaine (Durham University, UK), have investigated the role that internal gravity waves have in chemical mixing in stellar interiors.

The paper was published in AAS Nova, can be found here and featured on the ASS Nova web site

(19 Oct 2017)


Human-induced Earthquake Database

A team of Durham University and University of Newcastle researchers have released the HiQuake Database: an exhaustive, searchable database of all earthquakes that were thought to be induced by human activity. A paper describing the database can be downloaded for free. A recent article about this can be found here.

(5 Oct 2017)


Clues Found That Earth May Have a Thermostat Set to “Habitable”. Weathering of rocks can control Earth’s temperature over geologic timescales, new geochemical data suggest.

Scientists have long speculated on the possibility of a planetary thermostat keeping climate change in check. A new study published in the journal Geochemical Perspectives Letters provides the first-ever evidence of its existence.

(6 Sep 2017) » More about Clues Found That Earth May Have a Thermostat Set to “Habitable”. Weathering of rocks can control Earth’s temperature over geologic timescales, new geochemical data suggest.




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Department of Earth Sciences,
Durham University,
Science Labs,
Durham DH1 3LE

Tel: +44 0191 3342300
Fax: +44 0191 3342301
E-mail: earth.sciences @durham.ac.uk
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