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A New section: Careers
This, irregular, feature will highlight the latest opportunities in further education or industry – contributions will be most welcome.
CASP – MSc Petroleum Geoscience Scholarship
ERC EQUIPOISE LTD – have Junior Geoscience & Junior Engineer vacancies
Here’s a reminder of the November careers event
The University has launched what appears to be a more comprehensive and better designed web site to address the topic(s) of Open Access. You’ll find lots of useful links; e.g. to the Finch Report, the government, RCUK and the University’s responses. And it seems to be written in clear language – from what I’ve read so far. More here
Data curation survey results.
Thank you to all who responded – even those I blackmailed while in the library – and if you haven’t yet you can still do so at this address
The results make for interesting reading. Laura, Jun and I haven’t got together yet to discuss these but will let you know as and when something arises.
You can see the full results from here, although there’s really not much more to them than this summary.
In the news
China resorts to geology to bolster their claim against Japan to the disputed islands in the East China sea – more here
I stumbled across this Twitter trend yesterday #WhyEarthSci? Started by Prof. Tim Wright of Leeds, lots of familiar responses and a few surprising ones too. I was a little disappointed not to see anyone from Cambridge answer. Surely, surely we must have one person who is or was in the department that tweets! Oh, well if anyone wants to take part but doesn’t have an account I’ll be happy to post it for you.
Publications Brand New to eprint
Dawber, C. F. and Tripati, A. K. (2012) Exploring the controls on element ratios in middle Eocene samples of the benthic foraminifera Oridorsalis umbonatus. Climate of the past, 8 (6). pp. 1957-1971. ISSN 1814-9332
MacMinn, Christopher W. and Neufeld, Jerome A. and Hesse, Marc A. and Huppert, Herbert E. (2012) Spreading and convective dissolution of carbon dioxide in vertically confined, horizontal aquifers. Water Resources Research, 48 (11). ISSN 1944-7973
Mingotti, N. and Chenvidyakarn, T. (BPI) and Woods, A. W. (2013) Combined impacts of climate and wall insulation on the energy benefit of an extra layer of glazing in the facade. Energy and Buildings, 58 . pp. 237-249. ISSN 0378-7788
Thomson, R. I. and Jain, P. and Cheetham, A. K. and Carpenter, M. A. (2012) Elastic relaxation behavior, magnetoelastic coupling, and order-disorder processes in multiferroic metal-organic frameworks. Physical Review B, 86 (21). p. 214304. ISSN 1098-0121, ESSN: 1550-235X
Wigley, Max and Dubacq, Benoît and Kampman, Niko and Bickle, Mike (2013) Controls of sluggish, CO2-promoted, hematite and K-feldspar dissolution kinetics in sandstones. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 362 . pp. 76-87. ISSN 0012-821X
Benisek, A. and Dachs, E. and Carpenter, M. A. (2013) Heat capacity and entropy of low structural state plagioclases. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 40 (2). pp. 167-173. ISSN 0342-1791, 1432-2021
Kuesters, A. and Woods, A. W. (2012) A comparison of winter heating demand using a distributed and a point source of heating with mixing ventilation. Energy and Buildings, 55 . pp. 332-340. ISSN 0378-7788
Priestley, K. F. and McKenzie, D. P. and Barron, J. and Tatar, M. and Debayle, E. (2012) The Zagros Core: Deformation of the continental lithospheric mantle. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems – GCubed, 13 (11). Q11014. ISSN 1525-2027
Xu, Xi-Sheng and Zhang, Ming and Zhu, Kong-Yang and Chen, Xiao-Ming and He, Zhen-Yu (2012) Reverse age zonation of zircon formed by metamictisation and hydrothermal fluid leaching. Lithos, 150 . pp. 256-267. ISSN 0024-4937
Yang, Xiaoyu and Dove, Martin T. and Bruin, Richard P. and Walkingshaw, Andrew and Sinclair, Richard and Wilson, Dan J. and Murray-Rust, Peter (2013) An e-Science data infrastructure for simulations within Grid computing environment: methods, approaches and practice. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 25 (3). pp. 385-409.