Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 511, The morning edition

News from Computer Office

Windows 7 Upgrade

As previously announced Windows XP and MS Office 2003 will not be used at the University due to their end of support. We have moved the almost all of department-owned PCs to Windows 7 (with Office 2010/2013) and there are a handful of user-owned PCs with Windows XP left. The owners of these PCs will be contacted by Computer Office in the next term.

New Teaching PCs

10 new PCs will be available in Part II Lab (S322) and Part 1B Lab (S213), for mainly teaching activities. They all have Windows 7 and Office 2010 installed.
Please refer to this page for other department computing resources.

Department Mail Archive

We have established a new e-mail archive for the department users. This page describes how to use the facility.

New Home Sites

The home/group site (micro site) server has been renewed and now we offer a more user-friendly content management system for the site construction and management. Read on…

Publications Databases (ePrints)

The upgrade to the latest version of ePrints has been completed. The new version can handle the requirements for forthcoming REF2014. The new databases are available here:

Department VPN Pilot

We have implemented a test VPN (Virtual Private Network) facility and will organise a pilot with selected users. Once this is implemented, it will replace now slightly out-of-date CamVPDN. If you are interested in participating the pilot, please contact the Computer Office.

New Web Site

As you may be aware, the University launched a new-look web site and the department site will follow the same/similar design and architecture in the next school year. The project has been started and we are currently discussing the technical feasibility and the design.

ESC IT Committee

The committee meets every term to discuss all computing matters in the department. See this page for the members of the committee.

If you have any computing issue, please contact Computer Office or your representative.

A great white shark called Ken?

Sedgwick Museum Director Ken McNamara holding a giant tooth from the Carcharocles megalodon – a 20 metre-long shark thought to have evolved from the genus named after Dr McNamara - See more at:

A newly-discovered genus of shark that prowled Earth’s oceans 100 million years ago – and is thought to have been the ancestor of the great white – has been named after the Director of Cambridge University’s Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Ken McNamara. – Read on

Greenland canyon

3d visualisation of Greenland canyon Am presuming you’ve all seen the news about the new discovery of a giant canyon beneath the ice Greenland ice sheet, if not, you can get an overview from  here or the Science paper if you prefer.

A guide to Twitter

For those of you thinking about joining Twitter, here’s a handy guide from our chums over at Geology for Global Development

Mary Anning?

The Guardian recently posted a blog post containing an image that may possibly be of Mary Anning, read on to see the image and find out a little bit more about women’s role in early geology.



Brand New to eprint

Drew, J. and White, R. S. and Tilmann, F. J. and Tarasewicz, J. P. T. (2013) Coalescence Microseismic Mapping. Geophysical Journal International. ISSN 1365-246X (In Press)

Edmonds, M and Sides, I. R. and Swanson, D. A. and Werner, C. and Martin, R. S. and Mather, T. A. and Herd, R. A. and Jones, R. L. and Mead, M. I. and Sawyer, G. and Roberts, T. J. and Sutton, A.J. and Elias, T. (2013) Magma storage, transport and degassing during the 2008-10 summit eruption at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta. ISSN 0016-7037 (In Press)

Farcas, Adrian (BPI) and Woods, Andrew W. (2013) Three-dimensional buoyancy-driven flow along a fractured boundary. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 728. pp. 279-305.

Grauel, Anna- Lena and Goudeau, Marie-Louise S. and Lange, Gert J. de and Bernasconi, Stefano M. (2013) Climate of the past 2500 years in the Gulf of Taranto, central Mediterranean Sea: A high-resolution climate reconstruction based on δ18O and δ13C of Globigerinoides ruber (white). The Holocene. ISSN 0959-6836, ESSN: 1477-0911

Harrison, Richard J. and Hochella, Jr, Michael F. and Murphy, Kevin and Vaughan, David J. (2013) One hundred mineralogical questions impacting the Future of the earth, planetary and environmental sciences. Elements, 9 (3). pp. 168-170. ISSN ISSN 1811­5209 (print) ISSN 1811­5217 (online)

Kavanagh, J. L. and Menand, T. and Daniels, K. A. (2013) Gelatine as a crustal analogue: Determining elastic properties for modelling magmatic intrusions. Tectonophysics, 582. pp. 101-111. ISSN 0040-1951

Lerosey-Aubril, Rudy and Ortega-Hernández, Javier and Kier, Carlo and Bonino, Enrico (2013) Occurrence of the Ordovician-type aglaspidid Tremaglaspis in the Cambrian Weeks Formation (Utah, USA). Geological Magazine, 150 (05). pp. 945-951. ISSN 0016-7568, ESSN: 1469-5081

Marino, Gianluca and Zahn, Rainer and Ziegler, Martin and Purcell, Conor and Knorr, Gregor and Hall, Ian R. and Ziveri, Patrizia and Elderfield, Henry (2013) Agulhas salt-leakage oscillations during abrupt climate changes of the Late Pleistocene. Paleoceanography. ISSN 0883-8305

Mitchell, M. and White, R. S. and Roecker, S. and Greenfield, T. (2013) Tomographic image of melt storage beneath Askja volcano, Iceland using local microseismicity, , in press. Geophysical Research Letters. ISSN 0094–8276 (In Press)

Neave, David A. and Passmore, Emma and Maclennan, John and Fitton, Godfrey and Thordarson, Thorvaldur (2013) Crystal-Melt Relationships and the Record of Deep Mixing and Crystallization in the ad 1783 Laki Eruption, Iceland. Journal of Petrology, 54 (8). pp. 1661-1690. ISSN Print ISSN 0022-3530 – Online ISSN 1460-2415

Parks, Michelle M. and Caliro, Stefano and Chiodini, Giovanni and Pyle, David M. and Mather, Tamsin A. and Berlo, Kim and Edmonds, Marie and Biggs, Juliet and Nomikou, Paraskevi and Raptakis, Costas (2013) Distinguishing contributions to diffuse CO2 emissions in volcanic areas from magmatic degassing and thermal decarbonation using soil gas 222Rn–δ13C systematics: Application to Santorini volcano, Greece. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. ISSN 0012-821X (In Press)

Smith, Martin R. (2013) Ontogeny, morphology and taxonomy of the soft-bodied Cambrian ‘mollusc’ Wiwaxia. Palaeontology. ISSN ISSN: 0031-0239, ESSN: 1475-4983

Sparkes, Robert and Hovius, Niels and Galy, Albert and Kumar, R. Vasant and Liu, James T. (2013) Automated Analysis of Carbon in Powdered Geological and Environmental Samples by Raman Spectroscopy. Applied Spectroscopy, 67 (7). pp. 779-788. ISSN 0003-7028, ESSN: 1943-3530

Walters, R. L. and Jones, S. M. and Maclennan, John (2013) Renewed melting at the abandoned Hunafloi­ Rift, northern Iceland, caused by plume pulsing. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. ISSN 0012-821X (In Press)

White, N. J. and Mackay, L. M. and Jones, S. M. and Lovell, J. P. B. and Davis, M. W. (2013) Reply to comment by Hillis et al. (2013). Geophysical Journal International, 194 (2). pp. 680-682. ISSN Online ISSN: 1365-246X

Wigley, M. and Kampman, N. and Chapman, H. J. and Dubacq, B. and Bickle, M. J. (2013) In situ redeposition of trace metals mobilized by CO2-charged brines. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 14 (5). pp. 1321-1332. ISSN 1525-2027

Yu, Jimin and Thornalley, David J. R. and Rae, James W. B. and McCave, Nick I. (2013) Calibration and application of B/Ca, Cd/Ca, and δ11B in Neogloboquadrina pachyderma (sinistral) to constrain CO2 uptake in the subpolar North Atlantic during the last deglaciation. Paleoceanography, 28 (2). pp. 237-252. ISSN 0883-8305

Zhao, Z. and Ding, X. and Lookman, T. and Sun, J. and Salje, E. K. H. (2013) Mechanical Loss in Multiferroic Materials at High Frequencies: Friction and the Evolution of Ferroelastic Microstructures. Advanced Materials, 25 (23). pp. 3244-3248. ISSN 1521-4095


Sogot, C. E. (2013) Hard substrate communities across the K–Pg boundary. PhD thesis, University of Cambridge.

Recently published

Koelemeijer, Paula and Deuss, Arwen and Ritsema, Jeroen (2013) Observations of core-mantle boundary Stoneley modes. Geophysical Research Letters, 40 (11). pp. 2557-2561. ISSN eissn:1944-8007

Martens, H. R. and White, R. S. (2013) Triggering of microearthquakes in Iceland by volatiles released from a dyke intrusion. Geophysical Journal International, 194 (3). pp. 1738-1754. ISSN ISSN: 0956-540X, ESSN: 1365-246X

Roberts, G. G. and White, N. J. and Shaw, B. (2013) An uplift history of crete, greece, from inverse modeling of longitudinal river profiles. Geomorphology, 198. pp. 177-188. ISSN ISSN 0169-555X

Soldati, Gaia and Koelemeijer, Paula and Boschi, Lapo and Deuss, Arwen (2013) Constraints on core-mantle boundary topography from normal mode splitting. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 14 (5). pp. 1333-1342. ISSN ESSN: 1525-2027

Turchyn, A. V. and Tipper, E. T. and Galy, A. and Lo, J-K and Bickle, Mike J. (2013) Isotope evidence for secondary sulfide precipitation along the Marsyandi River, Nepal, Himalayas. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 374. pp. 36-46. ISSN 0012-821X

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