Tag Archives: Earth Sciences

Putting Lidar on the Map

The latest developments and applications of lidar technology reach from the depths of the ocean to outer space. Continue reading

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Scientists probe lightning hotspot to predict future strikes

Forecasters hope to predict strikes months or even years in advance. Continue reading

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Not Like the Others

NASA’s Dawn mission to Ceres has provided an unexpected picture of asteroid formation. Continue reading

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NMR Using Earth’s Magnetic Field

Berkeley Lab researchers carried out a proof-of-concept NMR experiment using a high-sensitivity magnetometer and a magnetic field comparable to that of the Earth. Continue reading

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New and Old Ideas about Earth’s Oxygenation History

Multiple approaches are being brought to bear on the question of when and how our planet’s atmosphere acquired life-sustaining oxygen. Continue reading

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Vertical Farms

Feeding the world’s increasingly urban population could entail building multistory farms in cities. Continue reading

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Trapping and Keeping Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Underground carbon sequestration could mitigate global warming. Its effectiveness is being studied in the field and in the lab. Continue reading

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Deepwater Horizon, Three Years Later

BP-funded research aims to understand and mitigate impacts of hydrocarbon pollution in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere. Continue reading

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Surf Forecastin’ USA

A California-based company unites surfers with oceanographers to help people know when it’s safe to surf. Continue reading

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Growth, but No Seismicity

Despite appearances, the Turkish-Iranian plateau did not attain its current height by seismic faulting—at least according to a new theory. Continue reading

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