Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 520 – the sing along edition

Singalong News

Ladies & gentlemen: make the screen big, turn up the volume to 11, switch on the captions and put a big smile on your face, I give you the 1A (Arran B)’s The Geology of Arran Song

NERC call for research priorities

During 2014 NERC is introducing new ways of identifying and prioritising strategic scientific research that is needed in the environmental sciences. As we work closely with the environmental science community, this new approach will support us in delivering our strategy and contribute to meeting the societal challenges it identifies. Read on

Sentinel’s first iamges

The European Union’s new Sentinel-1a radar satellite has returned its first images of Earth.

While we’re with the BBC, here are Simon Redfern’s latest pieces for Aunty:

    • Science & Environment / 30 April 2014A citizen science project suggests climate change really has increased the risk of flooding in the UK. The issue has been highlighted by the recent…
    • Science & Environment / 29 April 2014Hawaiian volcanoes sometimes erupt as gentle flows of lava, but other times produce spectacular lava fountains. New data from centuries-worth…
    • Science & Environment / 15 April 2014Scientists have worked out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago. The work by a team of US researchers suggests that the…

A concise history of geological maps

Is a series written by David Bressan on his History of Geology ( blog hosted on the Scientific American web site, I recommend it

Something for the Undergrads

Taking Notes On Your Laptop Could Be Ruining Your Test Scores


Borah, Kajaljyoti and Rai, S. S. and Priestley, Keith F. and Gaur, V. K. (2014) Complex shallow mantle beneath the Dharwar craton inferred from Rayleigh wave inversion Geophysical Journal International. Geophysical journal international. (Submitted)

Brok, Erik and Sales, Morten and Lefmann, Kim and Kuhn, Luise Theil and Schmidt, Wolfgang F. and Roessli, Bertrand and Robinson, Peter and McEnroe, Suzanne A. and Harrison, Richard J. (2014) Experimental evidence for lamellar magnetism in hemo-ilmenite by polarized neutron scattering. Physical Review B, 89 (5). 054430. ISSN 1098-0121, ESSN: 1550-235

Bryson, James F. J and Herrero-Albillos, Julia and Kronast, Florian and Ghidini, Massimo and Redfern, Simon A. T. and van der Laan, Gerrit and Harrison, Richard J. (2014) Nanopaleomagnetism of meteoritic Fe–Ni studied using X-ray photoemission electron microscopy. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 396. pp. 125-133. ISSN 0012821X

Fairén, Alberto G. and Stokes, Chris R. and Davies, Neil S. and Schulze-Makuch, Dirk and Rodríguez, J. Alexis P. and Davila, Alfonso F. and Uceda, Esther R. and Dohm, James M. and Baker, Victor R. and Clifford, Stephen M. and McKay, Christopher P. and Squyres, Steven W. (2014) A cold hydrological system in Gale crater, Mars. Planetary and Space Science, 93-94. pp. 101-118. ISSN 0032-0633

Johnstone, Heather J. H. and Kiefer, Thorsten and Elderfield, Henry and Schulz, Michael (2014) Calcite saturation, foraminiferal test mass, and Mg/Ca-based temperatures dissolution corrected using XDX—A 150 ka record from the western Indian Ocean. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15 (3). pp. 781-797. ISSN 1525-2027

Lashley, J. C. and Gofryk, K. and Mihaila, B. and Smith, J. L. and Salje, E. K. H. (2014) Thermal avalanches near a Mott transition. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26 (3). 035701. ISSN 0953-8984

Mitra, S. and Wanchoo, S. and Priestley, K. F. (2014) Source Parameters of the 1 May 2013 mb 5.7 Kishtwar Earthquake: Implications for Seismic Hazards. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 104 (2). pp. 1013-1019. ISSN 0037-1106

Norman, David B. (2013) On the taxonomy and diversity of Wealden iguanodontian dinosaurs (Ornithischia: Ornithopoda). Revue de Paléobiologie, 32 (2). pp. 385-404. ISSN 0253-6730, ESSN: 1661-5468

Pegler, Samuel S. and Huppert, H. E. ; and Neufeld, Jerome A. (2014) Fluid injection into a confined porous layer. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 745. pp. 592-620. ISSN 0022-1120, ESSN: 1469-7645

Sides, I. R. and Edmonds, M. and Maclennan, J. and Swanson, D. A. and Houghton, B. F. (2014) Eruption style at Kilauea Volcano in Hawai/`i linked to primary melt composition. Nature Geoscience, advanc. ISSN 1752-0894 EISSN: 1752-0908

Skinner, Luke C. and Waelbroeck, Claire and Scrivner, Adam E. and Fallon, Stewart J. (2014) Radiocarbon evidence for alternating northern and southern sources of ventilation of the deep Atlantic carbon pool during the last deglaciation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111 (15). pp. 5480-5484. ISSN 0027-8424, 1091-6490

Yang, Jie and Smith, Martin R. and Lan, Tian and Hou, Jin-bo and Zhang, Xi-guang (2014) Articulated Wiwaxia from the Cambrian Stage 3 Xiaoshiba Lagerstätte. Scientific Reports, 4 (4643). ISSN 2045-2322, ESSN: 2045-2322

Zhao, Pu and Lampronti, Giulio I. and Lloyd, Gareth O. and Wharmby, Michael T. and Facq, Sébastien and Cheetham, Anthony K. and Redfern, Simon A. T. (2014) Phase Transitions in Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework 7: The Importance of Framework Flexibility and Guest-Induced Instability. Chemistry of Materials, 26 (5). pp. 1767-1769. ISSN 0897-4756, ESSN: 1520-5002

Zykova-Timan, Tatyana and Salje, Ekhard K. H. (2014) Highly mobile vortex structures inside polar twin boundaries in SrTiO3. Applied Physics Letters, 104 (8). 082907. ISSN 0003-6951, ESSN: 1077-3118

Recently published


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, 28 (1). pp. 32-115. ISSN 1445-5226, ESSN: 1447-2600

Keller, M. and Turchyn, A. V. and Ralser, M. (2014) Non-enzymatic glycolysis and pentose phosphate pathway-like reactions in the plausible Archean ocean. Molecular systems biology, 10 (04). ISSN 1744-4292, ESSN: 1744-4292

Tostevin, R. and Turchyn, A. V. and Bishop, J. K. and Eldridge, D. and Farquhar, J. and Johnston, D. T. (2014) Multiple sulfur isotope constraints on the sulfur cycle in the modern ocean. Earth and planetary science letters, 396. pp. 14-21. ISSN 0012821X



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