Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 516 – The Harper edition

The largest moon in the solar system is geologicaly mapped

More details and a download of the map itself from here

See the video here:

Volcano eruption seen from above news

On June 12, 2009, Russia’s Sarychev Volcano erupted just as the International Space Station was flying overhead.Yes, it’s more stuff from NASA

See the video here


Sure you’ve all seen this but just in case you missed it – the boulders that ran away in Italy


There ought to be more to this list but I felt it was getting out of control. The missing ones will appear soon.

Aktas, O. and Quirion, G. and Otani, T. and Kimura, T. (2013) First-order ferroelastic transition in a magnetoelectric multiferroic: CuCrO2. Physical Review B, 88 (22). p. 224104. ISSN 1098-0121, ESSN: 1550-235X

Aktas, Oktay and Salje, Ekhard K. H. and Crossley, Sam and Lampronti, Giulio I. and Whatmore, Roger W. and Mathur, Neil D. and Carpenter, Michael A. (2013) Ferroelectric precursor behavior in PbSc0.5Ta0.5O3 detected by field-induced resonant piezoelectric spectroscopy. Physical Review B, 88 (17). p. 174112. ISSN 1098-0121, ESSN: 1550-235X

Al-Attar, David and Tromp, Jeroen (2014) Sensitivity kernels for viscoelastic loading based on adjoint methods. Geophysical Journal International, 196 (1). pp. 34-77. ISSN ISSN: 0956-540X, ESSN: 1365-246X

Bieler, Rüdiger and Mikkelsen, Paula M. and Collins, Timothy M. and Glover, Emily A. and González, Vanessa L. and Graf, D. L. and Harper, E. M. and Healy, J. and Kawauchi, Gisele Y. and Sharma, Prashant P. and Staubach, S. and Strong, E. E. and Taylor, John D. and Temkin, I. and Zardus, J. D. and Clark, S. and Guzmán, Alejandra and McIntyre, E. and Sharp, P. and Giribet, Gonzalo (2014) Investigating the Bivalve Tree of Life — an exemplar-based approach combining molecular and novel morphological characters. Invertebrate Systematics. (In Press)

Brigden, C. T. and Farnan, I. and Hania, P. R. (2014) Multi-nuclear NMR study of polytype and defect distribution in neutron irradiated silicon carbide. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 444 (1-3). pp. 92-100. ISSN 0022-3115

Bryson, James F. J and Church, Nathan S. and Kasama, Takeshi and Harrison, Richard J. (2014) Nanomagnetic intergrowths in Fe–Ni meteoritic metal: The potential for time-resolved records of planetesimal dynamo fields. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 388. pp. 237-248. ISSN 0012-821X

Carvajal Nuñez , R. and Prieur and Eloirdi, R. and Prieur, D. and Martel, L. and Lopez Honorato, E. and Farnan, I. and Vitova, T. and Somers, J. (2014) Structure of UC2 and U2C3:XRD, 13C NMR and EXAFS study. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 589. pp. 234-239. ISSN ISSN: 0925-8388

Conway Morris, Simon and Peel, John S. (2013) A New Helcionelloid Mollusk from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale, Canada. Journal of Paleontology, 87 (6). pp. 1067-1070. ISSN 0022-3360

Driver, S. L. and Herrero-Albillos, J. and Bonilla, C. M. and Bartolomé, L. M. and Howard, C. J. and Carpenter, M. A. (2014) Multiferroic (ferroelastic/ferromagnetic/ferrimagnetic) aspects of phase transitions in RCo2 Laves phases. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26 (5). 056001. ISSN 0953-8984, 1361-648X

Goudeau, Marie-Louise S. and Grauel, Anna- Lena and Bernasconi, Stefano M. and de Lange, Gert J. (2013) Provenance of surface sediments along the southeastern Adriatic coast off Italy: An overview. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 134. pp. 45-56. ISSN 0272-7714

Goudeau, Marie-Louise S. and Grauel, Anna-Lena and Tessarolo, Chiara and Leider, Arne and Chen, Liang and Bernasconi, Stefano M. and Versteegh, Gerard J. M. and Zonneveld, Karin A. F. and Boer, W. and Alonso-Hernandez, C. M. and De Lange, Gert J. (2014) The Glacial–Interglacial transition and Holocene environmental changes in sediments from the Gulf of Taranto, central Mediterranean. Marine Geology, 348. pp. 88-102. ISSN 0025-3227

Holness, Marian B. and Richardson, Chris and Andersen, Jens C. Ø. (2013) The campsite dykes: A window into the early post-solidification history of the Skaergaard Intrusion, East Greenland. Lithos, 182–18. pp. 134-149. ISSN 0024-4937

Howard, Christopher J. and Campbell, Branton J. and Stokes, Harold T. and Carpenter, Michael A. and Thomson, Richard I. (2013) Crystal and magnetic structures of hexagonal YMnO \textrm3. Acta Crystallographica Section B Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials, 69 (6). pp. 534-540.

Kampman, N. and Bickle, M. J. and Maskell, A. and Chapman, H. J. and Evans, J. P. and Purser, G. and Zhou, Z. and Schaller, M. F. and Gattacceca, Julie C. and Bertier, P. and Chen, F. and Turchyn, A. V. and Assayag, N. and Rochelle, C. and Ballentine, C. J. and Busch, A. (2014) Drilling and sampling a natural CO2 reservoir: Implications for fluid flow and CO2-fluid–rock reactions during CO2 migration through the overburden. Chemical Geology. ISSN 0009-2541 (In Press)

Kampman, Niko and Bickle, Mike and Wigley, Max and Dubacq, Benoît (2014) Fluid flow and CO2–fluid–mineral interactions during CO2-storage in sedimentary basins. Chemical Geology. ISSN 0009-2541 (In Press)

McCormick, Brendan T. and Edmonds, Marie and Mather, Tamsin A. and Campion, Robin and Hayer, Catherine S. L. and Thomas, Helen E. and Carn, Simon A. (2013) Volcano monitoring applications of the Ozone Monitoring Instrument. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 380. pp. 259-291.

Salje, E. K. H. and Aktas, O. and Carpenter, M. A. and Laguta, V. V. and Scott, J. F. (2013) Domains within Domains and Walls within Walls: Evidence for Polar Domains in Cryogenic SrTiO3. Physical Review Letters, 111 (24). p. 247603. ISSN 0031-9007 ESSN: 1079-7114

Schiemer, Jason A. and Withers, Ray L. and Liu, Yun and Carpenter, Michael A. (2013) Ca-Doping of BiFeO3: The Role of Strain in Determining Coupling between Ferroelectric Displacements, Magnetic Moments, Octahedral Tilting, and Oxygen-Vacancy Ordering. Chemistry of Materials, 25 (21). pp. 4436-4446.

Sogot, C. E. and Harper, Elizabeth M. and Taylor, Paul D. (2014) The Lilliput Effect in Colonial Organisms: Cheilostome Bryozoans at the Cretaceous–Paleogene Mass Extinction. PLoS ONE, 9 (2). e87048. ISSN eISSN-1545-7885; ISSN-1544-9173

Suckling, Coleen C. and Clark, Melody S. and Beveridge, Christine and Brunner, Lars and Hughes, Adam D. and Harper, Elizabeth M. and Cook, Elizabeth J. and Davies, Andrew J. and Peck, Lloyd S. (2014) Experimental influence of pH on the early life-stages of sea urchins II: increasing parental exposure times gives rise to different responses. Invertebrate Reproduction & Development. pp. 1-15.

Tachikawa, Kazuyo and Piotrowski, Alexander M. and Bayon, Germain (2014) Neodymium associated with foraminiferal carbonate as a recorder of seawater isotopic signatures. Quaternary Science Reviews, 88. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0277-3791

Tarasewicz, J. P. T. and White, R. S. and Brandsdóttir, B. (2014) Seismogenic magma intrusion before the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Iceland. Geophysical Journal International. ISSN ISSN: 0956-540X, ESSN: 1365-246X (In Press)

Thomson, R. I. and Chatterji, T. and Howard, C. J. and Palstra, T. T. M. and Carpenter, M. A. (2014) Elastic anomalies associated with structural and magnetic phase transitions in single crystal hexagonal YMnO3. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26 (4). 045901. ISSN 0953-8984, 1361-648X

Treagus, Jack E. and Treagus, Susan H. and Woodcock, Nigel H. (2014) Discussion on ‘The structural interpretation of domainal trace lineation: an example from the Mona Complex, Anglesey’ Journal, Vol. 170, 2013, pp. 627–630. Journal of the Geological Society. pp. 2013-090. ISSN 0016-7649

Vautravers, Maryline J. and Hodell, David A. and Channell, James E. T. and Hillenbrand, Claus-Dieter and Hall, Mike and Smith, James and Larter, Robert D. (2013) Palaeoenvironmental records from the West Antarctic Peninsula drift sediments over the last 75 ka. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 381 (1). pp. 263-276.

Waszek, Lauren and Deuss, Arwen (2013) A low attenuation layer in the Earth’s uppermost inner core. Geophysical Journal International, 195 (3). pp. 2005-2015. ISSN ISSN: 0956-540X, ESSN: 1365-246X


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