Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 518 The Late Adam Sedgwick Edition

News from 229 years ago (sorry this is late)

Open Access news

We’re doing something right. According to the figures our Department is the best at applying for and gaining Open Access funding for publications.

There have been 64 requests from Earth Sciences since 1 April last year (joint-highest with Chemistry among University departments). So far have agreed to pay article processing charges (APC) for 40 of those; 29 have already been paid, a total of £51,012.77 so far. This is the highest amount of any University department.

If you have any questions about or would like help applying for open access funding please contact the library or visit

Open Access and Elsevier

There’s been a number of concerning posts from the Department of Chemistry’s Peter Murray-Rust’s blog about a number of Elsevier papers for which ‘gold open access’ was paid for but which are still being charged for, it started in August with this Elsevier charges to read #openaccess articles  post but has become more heated during this month with these posts:

New journal news

GeoResJ: The new online only, open access, peer reviewed journal

GeoResJ is a broad multidisciplinary online journal covering all earth and planetary science fields, processes and components, through diverse approaches (eg fieldwork, modelling/theoretical and experimental… Executive Editors: S.K. Donovan, S.C. George, L. Jaeglé, S. King, D.M Pyle, S. van Gasselt. View the full aims and scope here

Tuition fees news: former Tory adviser says government got its maths wrong

Nick Hillman, who worked for David Willetts on student loans regime, calls for action over looming university funding gap story in the Guardian

Earth Sciences and The Conversation news.

Simon Redfern is the most read  non-Australian on The Conversation. While you’re on the site why not read Eric Wolff’s first piece for them; ‘Explainer: whar are ice cores?’

Caption  competition


This photo was taken during the highly successful first Sedgwick Club conference

A photomontage video of said conference can be seen from here

The Rag Time version and below is The ambient version


Agurto-Detzel, Hans and Rietbrock, Andreas and Bataille, Klaus and Miller, Matthew and Iwamori, Hikaru and Priestley, Keith (2014) Seismicity distribution in the vicinity of the Chile Triple Junction, Aysén Region, southern Chile. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 51. pp. 1-11.

Anderson, Lyall I. and Freshney, Sandra J. (2013) The application of desktop video magnifier technology to museums and archives. The Geological Curator, 9 (10). pp. 501-505. ISSN 0144-5294

Bickle, Mike and Kampman, Niko and Wigley, Max (2013) Natural Analogues. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistr, 77 (1). pp. 15-71.

Corona, Juan Carlos and Jenkins, David M. and Holland, Timothy J. B. (2013) Constraints on the upper pressure stability of blueschist facies metamorphism along the reaction: Glaucophane = talc + 2 jadeite in the Na2O-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O system. American Journal of Science, 313 (10). pp. 967-995. ISSN 0002-9599 EISSN: 1945-452X

Czarnota, K. and Hoggard, M. J. and White, N. J. and Winterbourne, J. (2013) Spatial and temporal patterns of Cenozoic dynamic topography around Australia. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14 (3). pp. 634-658. ISSN 15252027

Davies, Neil S. and Gosse, John C. and Rybczynski, Natalia (2014) Cross-Bedded Woody Debris From A Pliocene Forested River System In the High Arctic: Beaufort Formation, Meighen Island, Canada. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 84 (1). pp. 19-25. ISSN 1527-1404

Dixit, Yama and Hodell, David A. and Sinha, Rajiv and Petrie, Cameron A. (2014) Abrupt weakening of the Indian summer monsoon at 8.2 kyr B.P. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 391. pp. 16-23. ISSN 0012-821X

Fischer, H. and Severinghaus, J. and Brook, E. and Wolff, E. W. and Albert, M. and Alemany, O. and Arthern, R. and Bentley, C. and Blankenship, D. and Chappellaz, J. and Creyts, T. and Dahl-Jensen, D. and Dinn, M. and Frezzotti, M. and Fujita, S. and Gallee, H. and Hindmarsh, R. and Hudspeth, D. and Jugie, G. and Kawamura, K. and Lipenkov, V. and Miller, H. and Mulvaney, R. and Parrenin, F. and Pattyn, F. and Ritz, C. and Schwander, J. and Steinhage, D. and van Ommen, T. and Wilhelms, F. (2013) Where to find 1.5 million yr old ice for the IPICS “Oldest-Ice” ice core. Climate of the past, 9 (6). pp. 2489-2505. ISSN 1814-9340

Foley, A. M. and Dalmonech, D. and Friend, A. D. and Aires, F. and Archibald, A. T. and Bartlein, P. and Bopp, L. and Chappellaz, J. and Cox, P. and Edwards, N. R. and Feulner, G. and Friedlingstein, P. and Harrison, S. P. and Hopcroft, P. O. and Jones, C. D. and Kolassa, J. and Levine, J. G. and Prentice, I. C. and Pyle, J. and Vazquez Riveiros, N. and Wolff, E. W. and Zaehle, S. (2013) Evaluation of biospheric components in Earth system models using modern and palaeo-observations: the state-of-the-art. Biogeosciences, 10 (12). pp. 8305-8328. ISSN 1726-4170, ESSN: 1726-4189

Froelich, Flip and Misra, Sambuddha (2014) Was the Late Paleocene-Early Eocene Hot Because Earth Was Flat? An Ocean Lithium Isotope View of Mountain Building, Continental Weathering, Carbon Dioxide, and Earth’s Cenozoic Clima. Oceanography, 27 (1). pp. 36-49. ISSN ISSN: 1042-8275

Galaasen, Eirik Vinje and Ninnemann, Ulysses S. and Irvali, Nil and Kleiven, Helga (Kikki) F. and Rosenthal, Yair and Kissel, Catherine and Hodell, David A. (2014) Rapid Reductions in North Atlantic Deep Water During the Peak of the Last Interglacial Period. Science, 343 (6175). pp. 1129-1132. ISSN 0036-8075 (print), 1095-9203 (online)

Gibling, M. R. and Davies, N. S. and Falcon-Lang, H. J. and Bashforth, A. R. and DiMichele, W. A. and Rygel, M. C. and Ielpi, A. (2014) Palaeozoic co-evolution of rivers and vegetation: a synthesis of current knowledge. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association. (In Press)

Hodell, D. A. and Lourens, L. and Stow, D. A. V. and Hernandez-Molina, J. and Alvarez Zarikian, C. A. (2013) The “Shackleton Site” (IODP Site U1385) on the Iberian Margin. Scientific Drilling, 16. pp. 13-19. ISSN ISSN 1816-8957 eISSN 1816-3459

Kampman, N. and Maskell, A. and Bickle, M. J. and Evans, J. P. and Schaller, M. and Purser, G. and Zhou, Z. and Gattacceca, Julie C. and Peitre, E. S. and Rochelle, C. A. and Ballentine, C. J. and Busch, A. (2013) Scientific drilling and downhole fluid sampling of a natural CO2 reservoir, Green River, Utah. Scientific Drilling, 16. pp. 33-43. ISSN ISSN 1816-8957 eISSN 1816-3459

Margari, Vasiliki and Skinner, Luke C. and Hodell, David A. and Martrat, Belen and Toucanne, Samuel and Grimalt, Joan O. and Gibbard, Philip L. and Lunkka, J. P. and Tzedakis, P. C. (2014) Land-ocean changes on orbital and millennial time scales and the penultimate glaciation. Geology. G35070.1. ISSN 0091-7613, 1943-2682

Middleton, Timothy A. and Copley, Alex (2014) Constraining fault friction by re-examining earthquake nodal plane dips. Geophysical Journal International, 196 (2). pp. 671-680. ISSN ISSN: 0956-540X, ESSN: 1365-246X

Nunn, Ceri and Roecker, Steven W. and Tilmann, Frederik J. and Priestley, Keith and Heyburn, Ross and Sandvol, Eric A. and Ni, James F. and Chen, Yongshun John and Zhao, Wenjin and Team, the INDEPTH (2014) Imaging the lithosphere beneath NE Tibet: teleseismic P and S body wave tomography incorporating surface wave starting models. Geophysical Journal International, 196 (3). pp. 1724-1741. ISSN ISSN: 0956-540X, ESSN: 1365-246X

Schiemer, J. and Carpenter, M. A. and Evans, D. M. and Gregg, J. M. and Schilling, A. and Arredondo, M. and Alexe, M. and Sanchez, D. and Ortega, N. and Katiyar, R. S. and Echizen, M. and Colliver, E. and Dutton, S. and Scott, J. F. (2014) Studies of the Room-Temperature Multiferroic Pb(Fe0.5Ta0.5)0.4(Zr0.53Ti0.47)0.6O3: Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy, Dielectric, and Magnetic Phenomena. Advanced Functional Materials. n/a-n/a. ISSN 1616301X

Tran-Viet, Alexis and Routh, Alexander F. and Woods, Andrew W. (2014) Control of the permeability of a porous media using a thermally sensitive polymer. AIChE Journal, 60 (3). pp. 1193-1201.

Wolff, E. W. (2014) Past climate – future climate Guest blog post by Professor Eric Wolff FRS. The Royal Society, London.

Zhao, Pu and Lampronti, Giulio I. and Lloyd, Gareth O. and Suard, Emmanuelle and Redfern, Simon A. T. (2013) Direct visualisation of carbon dioxide adsorption in gate-opening zeolitic imidazolate framework ZIF-7. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (3). pp. 620-623.

Recently published

Czarnota, K. and Roberts, G. G. and White, N. J. and Fishwick, S. (2014) Spatial and Temporal Pattern of Australian Dynamic Topography from River Profile Modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. ISSN 0148-0227

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, 369. pp. 51-82. ISSN 0009-2541

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, 369. pp. 22-50. ISSN 0009-2541


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