Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 514, the Bridgemas edition

Bragging news

In the recent published Highlights of 2012  for the Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 3 out of the 8 highlighted publications in the Dielectrics and ferroelectrics, Magnetism and magnetic materials came from this department. Well done; Jason Schiemer, Simon Redfern and Michael Carpenter

Useful stuff news

GeoScienceWorld have launched this nifty map based tool, OpenGeoSci . A caveat though, is that this will only search journals hosted by GeoScienceWorld.

  • Enter your search term in the text box
  • you can filter your search using the drop down boxes – Journal, Category, Area or Date
  • Click the search icon and see your results appear all over the map

Poster News

Epic Fail: What a Perfectly Putrid Poster Can Do for You ( Nuff said.


Surveys news

If you haven’t already can you please fill in these surveys from the Computing Office

General IT Services

Use of Mobile Technology


Careers news

Careers event survey is also still up, please fill it in if you haven’t already

Here you can view Gordon Chesterman’s 5 pieces of good news for Earth Sciences students

and enjoy a reminder of the lovely time we all had.


Or use this top secret link to the extended polka version, you will need sound.

If you are interested in public engagement and  are you an early career researchers, do you know about Cambridge Shorts?

“Cambridge Shorts is a project to allow early career university researchers to work with artists and film makers to make professional quality films using innovative ways to visualise research processes and outputs.” Find the forms to fill in, further details and someone to contact from this page (


Earth Re-entry

Ever wondered what it’s like to travel from the ISS back to earth? Here’s your answer:


Movember news

Lastly as you’ve no doubt noticed by the flurry of bum fluff around the department the month of moustaches is upon us again. Please head to the Movember site to make your donations or laugh at their pictures.


A big Thank You to Simon Redfern for his contributions, if you have anything you’d like to see featured in the next library news please contact me. 



Brand New to eprint

Aktas, O. and Salje, E. K. H. and Carpenter, M. A. (2013) Resonant ultrasonic spectroscopy and resonant piezoelectric spectroscopy in ferroelastic lead phosphate, Pb3(PO4)2. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 25 (46). p. 465401. ISSN 0953-8984, 1361-648X

Carvajal Nuñez, U. and Martel, L. and Prieur, D. and Lopez Honorato, E. and Eloirdi, R. and Farnan, I. and Vitova, T. and Somers, J. (2013) Coupling XRD, EXAFS, and 13C NMR to Study the Effect of the Carbon Stoichiometry on the Local Structure of UC1±x. Inorganic Chemistry, 52 (19). pp. 11669-11676. ISSN 0020-1669, ESSN: 1520-510X

Crombé, Philippe and De Smedt, Philippe and Davies, Neil S. and Gelorini, Vanessa and Zwertvaegher, Ann and Langohr, Roger and Van Damme, Dirk and Demiddele, Hendrik and Van Strydonck, Mark and Antrop, Marc and Bourgeois, Jean and De Maeyer, Philippe and De Reu, Jeroen and Finke, Peter A. and Van Meirvenne, Marc and Verniers, Jacques (2013) Hunter-gatherer responses to the changing environment of the Moervaart palaeolake (Nw Belgium) during the Late Glacial and Early Holocene. Quaternary International, 308. pp. 162-177. ISSN 1040-6182

Daniels, K. A. and Bastow, I. D. and Keir, D. and Sparks, R. S. J. and Menand, T. (2014) Thermal models of dyke intrusion during development of continent–ocean transition. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 385. pp. 145-153. ISSN 0012-821X

Fairén, A. G. and Davies, Neil S. and Squyres, S. W. (2013) Equatorial Ground Ice and Meandering Rivers on Mars. In: The 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 18–22, 2013, The Woodlands, Texas.

Hathorne, Ed C. and Gagnon, Alex and Felis, Thomas and Adkins, Jess and Asami, Ryuji and Boer, Wim and Caillon, Nicolas and Case, David and Cobb, Kim M. and Douville, Eric and deMenocal, Peter and Eisenhauer, Anton and Garbe-Schönberg, Dieter and Geibert, Walter and Goldstein, Steven and Hughen, Konrad and Inoue, Mayuri and Kawahata, Hodaka and Kölling, Martin and Cornec, Florence L. and Linsley, Braddock K. and McGregor, Helen V. and Montagna, Paolo and Nurhati, Intan S. and Quinn, Terrence M. and Raddatz, Jacek and Rebaubier, Hélène and Robinson, Laura and Sadekov, Aleksey and Sherrell, Rob and Sinclair, Dan and Tudhope, Alexander W. and Wei, Gangjian and Wong, Henri and Wu, Henry C. and You, Chen-Feng (2013) Interlaboratory study for coral Sr/Ca and other element/Ca ratio measurements. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 14 (9). pp. 3730-3750. ISSN ESSN: 1525-2027

Keul, N. and Langer, G. and de Nooijer, L. J. and Bijma, J. (2013) Effect of ocean acidification on the benthic foraminifera Ammonia sp. is caused by a decrease in carbonate ion concentration. Biogeosciences, 10 (10). pp. 6185-6198. ISSN 1726-4170, ESSN: 1726-4189

Lanari, Pierre and Vidal, Olivier and De Andrade, Vincent and Dubacq, Benoît and Lewin, Eric and Grosch, Eugene G. and Schwartz, Stephane (2014) XMapTools: A MATLAB©-based program for electron microprobe X-ray image processing and geothermobarometry. Computers & Geosciences, 62. pp. 227-240. ISSN 0098-3004

Lister, John R. and Peng, Gunnar G. and Neufeld, Jerome A. (2013) Viscous Control of Peeling an Elastic Sheet by Bending and Pulling. Physical Review Letters, 111 (15). p. 154501. ISSN 0031-9007 ESSN: 1079-7114

Lythgoe, K. H. and Deuss, A. and Rudge, J. F. and Neufeld, J. A. (2014) Earthʼs inner core: Innermost inner core or hemispherical variations? Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 385. pp. 181-189. ISSN 0012-821X

Nehrke, G. and Keul, N. and Langer, G. and de Nooijer, L. J. and Bijma, J. and Meibom, A. (2013) A new model for biomineralization and trace-element signatures of Foraminifera tests. Biogeosciences, 10 (10). pp. 6759-6767. ISSN 1726-4170, ESSN: 1726-4189

Ortega-Hernández, Javier and Esteve, Jorge and Butterfield, Nicholas J. (2013) Humble origins for a successful strategy: complete enrolment in early Cambrian olenellid trilobites. Biology Letters, 9 (5). p. 20130679. ISSN 1744-9561, ESSN: 1744-957X

Rak, Štěpán and Ortega-Hernández, Javier and Legg, David A. (2013) A revision of the Late Ordovician marellomorph arthropod Furca bohemica from Czech Republic. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 58 (3). pp. 615-628. ISSN 0567-7920, ESSN: 1732-2421

Sadekov, Aleksey and Ganeshram, Raja and Pichevin, Laetitia and Berdin, Rose and McClymont, Erin and Elderfield, Henry and Tudhope, Alexander W. (2013) Palaeoclimate reconstructions reveal a strong link between El Nino-Southern Oscillation and Tropical Pacific mean state. Nature Communications, 4 (2692). ISSN 2041-1723

Zanjani, Asiye Aziz and Ghods, Abdolreza and Sobouti, Farhad and Bergman, Eric and Mortezanejad, Gholamreza and Priestley, Keith and Madanipour, Saeed and Rezaeian, Mahnaz (2013) Seismicity in the western coast of the South Caspian Basin and the Talesh Mountains. Geophysical Journal International, 195 (2). pp. 799-814. ISSN ISSN: 0956-540X, ESSN: 1365-246X

de Vernal, Anne and Gersonde, Rainer and Goosse, Hugues and Seidenkrantz, Marit-Solveig and Wolff, Eric W. (2013) Sea ice in the paleoclimate system: the challenge of reconstructing sea ice from proxies – an introduction. Quaternary Science Reviews, 79. pp. 1-8. ISSN 0277-3791



Recently published


Batey, Colleen E. and Forster, Amanda K. and Jones, Richard E. and Gaunt, Geoff and Breckenridge, Fiona J. and Bunbury, Judith and Barrett, James H. (2012) Local Availability and Long-range Trade: the Worked Stone Assemblage. In: Being an Islander: Production and Identity at Quoygrew, Orkney, AD 900-1600. McDonald Institute monograph, 358 . McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, pp. 207-228. ISBN 9781902937618

Le Heron, D. P. (CASP) and Meinhold, Guido (CASP) and Page, A. A. and Whitham, A. G. (CASP) (2013) Did lingering ice sheets moderate anoxia in the early Palaeozoic of Libya? Journal of the Geological Society, 170 (2). pp. 327-339. ISSN 0016-7649

Page, A. A. and Meinhold, Guido (CASP) and Le Heron, D. P. (CASP) and Elgardy, Mohamed (2013) A new species of graptolite from the western margin of the Kufra Basin, Libya. Geological Magazine, 150 (4). pp. 743-755. ISSN 0016-7568, ESSN: 1469-5081

Smith, Martin R. (2013) Likelihood and parsimony diverge at high taxonomic levels (Letter to the Editor). Cladistics, 29 (5). p. 463. ISSN 1096-0031

Vincent, S. J. (CASP) and Hyden, F. and Braham, W. (2013) Along-strike variations in the composition of sandstones derived from the uplifting western Greater Caucasus – causes and implications for reservoir quality prediction in the Eastern Black Sea. In: Sediment Provenance Studies in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production. Special Publication, 386 (386). Geological Society of London, London.

Vincent, S. J. (CASP) and Morton, A. C. (CASP) and Hyden, F. and Fanning, M. (2013) Insights from petrography, mineralogy and U-Pb zircon geochronology into the provenance and reservoir potential of Cenozoic siliciclastic depositional systems supplying the northern margin of the Eastern Black Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 45. pp. 331-348.

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