Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 510, The Winning Edition: Starring Simon Redfern

This is important, I think.

The ownership and governance of NERC centres call for evidence:

NERC is considering the merits of establishing its research centres as independent bodies, outside of the public sector. The closing date for responses is 30 August 2013.

The British Science Association media fellowships. We have one!

This year, Simon Redfern is spending most of the summer seconded to the BBC as a BSA  Media Fellow. Media fellowships are perhaps best described as enabling the Fellows to gain experience not just in communicating with the wider world outside science but perhaps more importantly in communicating with the communicators; how best to do this, what are the methods, processes and tools that should be used in effective & engaging communication. I urge you all to follow his adventures and progress as retold via his blog The flatlander’s tale. Simon is making use of a number of New or Social Media tools as part of this venture. He currently runs two blogs – Geopoem which contains longer more in depth pieces, and the one cited above, about his Media Fellowhsip work. He also uses Twitter which he tells me was something he wasn’t given a choice about. How does he feel about that? How does he feel about Twitter now?  Answers on that in a future Library news. Go see what he’s been up to

Simon's tweet page

Simon working for the BBC

His portfolio so far:

Also, on:

Continuing Raven authentication for leavers – PART IIIs are you still receiving?

Until now, staff and students leaving the University had all their UCS accounts cancelled. As from the summer of 2013 there is an exception for Raven; leavers will retain their Raven accounts indefinitely, and be able to authenticate to an increasing variety of resources. Read on … , and via the Cambridge Alumni Relations Office (CARO) there is continuing access to JSTOR  – a quick glance shows that the Life Sciences collection IS included.

Open access

Congratulations so Sasha, Albert & Mike who has the great honour of being the first authors from within the department to have a publication made open & freely accessible through application for APC fees via the RCUK Block grant. (I think that’s correct)

Read the latest minutes from the Open Access Project Board are availabe here

Something (fluffy) for the weekend

World tipping

How to tip the world on to it’s side -an ‘outstanding crackpot‘ idea from the 19th century

Scientists beware

If any of you have ever thought of publishing your fiction prose, you may want to read this review of eminent neuroscientist Susan Greenfield’s novel 2121, and if you haven’t thought of publishing your fiction prose you may want to read this review of eminent neuroscientist Susan Greenfield’s novel 2121 for amusement, it’s brill



Brand New to eprint

Castillo-Villa, Pedro O. and Baró, Jordi and Planes, Antoni and Salje, Ekhard K. H. and Sellappan, Pathikumar and Kriven, Waltraud M. and Vives, Eduard (2013) Crackling noise during failure of alumina under compression: the effect of porosity. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 25 (29). p. 292202. ISSN 0953-8984, ESSN: 1361-648X

Channell, J. E. T. and Hodell, D. A. and Margari, V. and Skinner, L. C. and Tzedakis, P. C. and Kesler, M. S. Biogenic magnetite, detrital hematite, and relative paleointensity in Quaternary sediments from the Southwest Iberian Margin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters . ISSN 0012-821X (In Press)

Channell, J.E.T. and Hodell, D. A. (2013) Magnetic signatures of Heinrich-like detrital layers in the Quaternary of the North Atlantic. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 369–370 . pp. 260-270. ISSN 0012-821X

Cook, Kristen L. and Turowski, Jens M. and Hovius, Niels (2013) A demonstration of the importance of bedload transport for fluvial bedrock erosion and knickpoint propagation. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38 (7). pp. 683-695. ISSN 0197-9337, ESSN: 1096-9837

Ferguson, D. J. and Maclennan, J. and Bastow, I. D. and Pyle, D. M. and Jones, S. M. and Keir, D. and Blundy, J. D. and Plank, T. and Yirgu, G. (2013) Melting during late-stage rifting in Afar is hot and deep. Nature, 499 (7456). pp. 70-73. ISSN 0028-0836, ESSN: 1476-4687

Hilton, R. G. and Galy, A. and West, A. J. and Hovius, N. and Roberts, G. G. (2013) Geomorphic control on the δ15N of mountain forests. Biogeosciences, 10 (3). pp. 1693-1705. ISSN 1726-4170, ESSN: 1726-4189

Kohfeld, K.E. and Graham, R.M. and de Boer, A.M. and Sime, L.C. and Wolff, E. W. and Le Quéré, C. and Bopp, L. (2013) Southern Hemisphere westerly wind changes during the Last Glacial Maximum: paleo-data synthesis. Quaternary Science Reviews, 68 . pp. 76-95. ISSN 0277-3791

Langer, Gerald and Oetjen, Kerstin and Brenneis, Tina (2013) On culture artefacts in coccolith morphology. Helgoland Marine Research, 67 (2). pp. 359-369. ISSN 1438-387X, ESSN: 1438-3888

Li, Wei and Zhang, Zhiying and Bithell, Erica G. and Batsanov, Andrei S. and Barton, Phillip T. and Saines, Paul J. and Jain, Prashant and Howard, Christopher J. and Carpenter, Michael A. and Cheetham, Anthony K. (2013) Ferroelasticity in a metal–organic framework perovskite; towards a new class of multiferroics. Acta Materialia, 61 (13). pp. 4928-4938. ISSN 1359-6454

Martel, L. and Somers, J. and Berkmann, C. and Koepp, F. and Rothermel, A. and Pauvert, O. and Selfslag, C. and Farnan, I. (2013) A nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer concept for hermetically sealed magic angle spinning investigations on highly toxic, radiotoxic, or air sensitive materials. Review of Scientific Instruments, 84 (5). 055112-055112. ISSN 0034-6748, ESSN: 1089-7623

Oglethorpe, R. L. F. (bpi) and Caulfield, C. P. and Woods, Andrew W. (2013) Spontaneous layering in stratified turbulent Taylor–Couette flow. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 721 . R3.

Oravova, Lucie and Zhang, Zhiying and Church, Nathan and Harrison, Richard J. and Howard, Christopher J. and Carpenter, Michael A. (2013) Corrigendum: Elastic and anelastic relaxations accompanying magnetic ordering and spin-flop transitions in hematite, Fe2O3. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 25 (25). p. 259501. ISSN 0953-8984, 1361-648X

Peng, Zhenwei and Redfern, Simon A. T. (2013) Mechanical properties of quartz at the α-β phase transition: Implications for tectonic and seismic anomalies. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 14 (1). pp. 18-28. ISSN ESSN: 1525-2027

Salje, E. K. H. and Ding, X. and Zhao, Z. (2013) Noise and finite size effects in multiferroics with strong elastic interactions. Applied Physics Letters, 102 (15). p. 152909. ISSN 0003-6951, ESSN: 1077-3118

Salje, Ekhard K. H. and Lampronti, Giulio I. and Soto-Parra, Daniel E. and Baró, Jordi and Planes, Antoni and Vives, Eduard (2013) Noise of collapsing minerals: Predictability of the compressional failure in goethite mines. American Mineralogist, 98 (4). pp. 609-615. ISSN 0003-004X

Skinner, L. C. and Scrivner, A. E. and Vance, D. and Barker, S. and Fallon, S. and Waelbroeck, C. (2013) North Atlantic versus Southern Ocean contributions to a deglacial surge in deep ocean ventilation. Geology, 41 (6). pp. 667-670. ISSN 0091-7613, ESSN: 1943-2682

Turchyn, Alexandra V. and Tipper, Edward T. and Galy, Albert and Lo, Jun-Kai and Bickle, Mike J. Isotope evidence for secondary sulfide precipitation along the Marsyandi River, Nepal, Himalayas. Earth and Planetary Science Letters . ISSN 0012-821X (In Press)

Wolff, Eric W. (2013) Ice sheets and nitrogen. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 368 (1621). ISSN 0962-8436, 1471-2970


Smith, Joanne C. (2013) Particulate organic carbon mobilisation and export from temperate forested uplands. PhD thesis, University of Cambridge.

Recently published

Vautravers, Maryline J. and Hodell, David A. and Channell, James E.T. and Hillenbrand, Claus-Dieter and Hall, Mike A. and Smith, James and Larter, Robert D. (2012) Palaeoenvironmental records from the West Antarctic Peninsula drift sediments over the last 75 ka. In: Antarctic Palaeoenvironments and Earth-Surface Processes. Geological Society Special Publication, 381 . Geological Society of London.

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