Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 517 the democratic edition

Did you know?

The department has a drop box? Just go here: and use your department computing account details to log in. You can drop off one or multiple files (up to 512 MB in size) to any number of people.

Many Part III project become genuine academic papers? Click here for a list

Computing Office news

There’s a new user-friendly back up system called Areca available members, Windows, Linux and Mac versions are available, see here for further details and instructions:

There is currently no plan to make this available on the public machines in the library and Shell lab.

Advance warning especially to 1Bs, PART Iis & Part IIIs: In order to make the computers run a bit more smoothly and hopefully quicker there will be a thorough clean up of the all the public computers after Easter term, this means EVERYTHING not vital to the running of each computer will be PERMANENTLY DELETED. So, please make sure you remove or copy all material you’ve left on them. This means the Desktop, My Documents, basically all and any files located on the C: drive. You won’t be able to recover anything, no matter how vital you tell us it is.

Windows XP: End of Support

This is a reminder following the previous announcements that Windows XP support is being terminated on 8 April 2014.
From this date, Windows XP PCs will be permitted for the “LAN only” network access, with which you access department network resources but not external ones (e.g. Internet). This is a transitional arrangement to the end of this school year.
If you have any inquiry, please contact Computer Office.

New UCS Password Management

The way you change or reset your passwords for central UCS systems (Raven, Hermes and Desktop Services) is changing. From Tuesday 18th February 2014, when you change or reset any one of your passwords for these services, all three of your passwords will be synchronised into a single ‘UCS Password’. This means that you will only need to remember one password to gain access to your Hermes email, Raven protected web resources and your Desktop Services account.
This change will only affect the passwords of existing users of UCS systems once they change or reset their password from Tuesday 18th February 2014 onwards.
Those currently using separate passwords to access each system may continue to do so until they use the online UCS Password Management Application at to change or reset one of their existing passwords.

Map projections explained

Map projections using a head

map projections

Read the whole document from here


Checa, A. G. and Pina, C. M. and Osuna-Mascaro, A. B. and Harper, E. M. (2014) Crystalline organization of the fibrous prismatic calcitic layer of the Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis. European Journal of Mineralogy. ISSN 0935-1221 (In Press)

Checa, Antonio G. and Salas, Carmen and Harper, Elizabeth M. and Bueno-Pérez, Juan de Dios (2014) Early Stage Biomineralization in the Periostracum of the ‘Living Fossil’ Bivalve Neotrigonia. PLoS ONE, 9 (2). e90033. ISSN eISSN-1545-7885; ISSN-1544-9173

Gabitov, R. I. and Sadekov, A. and Leinweber, A. (2014) Crystal growth rate effect on Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca partitioning between calcite and fluid : An in situ approach. Chemical Geology, 367. pp. 70-82. ISSN 0009-2541

Green, Robert G. and White, Robert S. and Greenfield, Tim (2013) Motion in the north Iceland volcanic rift zone accommodated by bookshelf faulting. Nature Geoscience, 7 (1). pp. 29-33. ISSN 1752-0894

Holness, Marian B. and Namur, Olivier and Cawthorn, R. Grant (2013) Disequilibrium Dihedral Angles in Layered Intrusions: a Microstructural Record of Fractionation. Journal of Petrology, 54 (10). pp. 2067-2093. ISSN Print ISSN 0022-3530 – Online ISSN 1460-2415

Lynch-Stieglitz, Jean and Schmidt, Matthew W. and Gene Henry, L. and Curry, William B. and Skinner, Luke C. and Mulitza, Stefan and Zhang, Rong and Chang, Ping (2014) Muted change in Atlantic overturning circulation over some glacial-aged Heinrich events. Nature Geoscience, 7 (2). pp. 144-150. ISSN 1752-0894 EISSN:1752-0908

McCave, I. N. and Crowhurst, S. J. and Kuhn, G. and Hillenbrand, C.-D. and Meredith, M. P. (2014) Minimal change in Antarctic Circumpolar Current flow speed between the last glacial and Holocene. Nature Geoscience, 7 (2). pp. 113-116. ISSN 1752-0894 EISSN:1752-0908

Smith, A. L. and Raison, P. E. and Martel, L. and Charpentier, T. and Farnan, I. and Prieur, D. and Hennig, C. and Scheinost, A. C. and Konings, R. J. M. and Cheetham, A. K. (2014) A 23Na Magic Angle Spinning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, XANES, and High-Temperature X-ray Diffraction Study of NaUO3, Na4UO5, and Na2U2O7. Inorganic Chemistry, 53 (1). pp. 375-382. ISSN 0020-1669, ESSN: 1520-510X


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