Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 530, the only 35 sleeps till Arran edition


Sara Sjosten who graduated in June last year has been working for the Naked Scientist ( Back in December she produced an episode for the show about Mass-Extinctions that featured our very own David Norman and Marian Holness. You can listen and download the podcast version of the show here

There’s also a special with Sarah Finney at the Brighton building

You can also hear Emma Smith on BBC Cambridgeshire talking about her experiences in the Antarctic


Applying for a postdoc job? Here are 18 tips for a successful application – from the guardian

William Smith – let the anniversary overload begin

We, have lots of stuff going on ourselves, not leave being the spectacular display (no pressure) display in the Museum later this year but to get yourself up to speed here’s a piece from The Conversation

Time truck News

Undergrads- don’t forget to sign up for Time Truck (the department’s outreach initiative). Open to all parts, including 1As.
Sign up on one of the sheets in your lab or in the library, and like our Facebook page  – we’ll send out more details soon!

Details of events:
Training for new volunteers: 1pm, 10th February, Sedgwick museum
Sedgwick Museum “Hands on Saturdays”: 10.30am – 15.30pm, February 14th, 21st and 28th (don’t have to do the full day, can choose a slot)
Science Festival: 10.30am – 15.30pm, 14th March (don’t have to do the full day, you can choose a slot)
Schools visits: dates and times to be confirmed, usually in the last week of term. Takes up a whole morning or afternoon.



Earth View displays a beautiful and unique Satellite image from Google Maps every time you open a new tab


I may have put this one out before but it’s fun, so worth doing again… Macro or Micro test you sense of perception




Capron, Emilie and Govin, Aline and Stone, Emma J. and Masson-Delmotte, Valérie and Mulitza, Stefan and Otto-Bliesner, Bette and Rasmussen, Tine L. and Sime, Louise C. and Waelbroeck, Claire and Wolff, Eric W. (2014) Temporal and spatial structure of multi-millennial temperature changes at high latitudes during the Last Interglacial. Quaternary Science Reviews, 103. pp. 116-133. ISSN 0277-3791

Channell, James E. T. and Hodell, David A. (2014) North Atlantic Paleoceanography from Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expeditions (2003-2013). In: Developments in Marine Geology. Earth and Life Processes Discovered from Subseafloor Environments A Decade of Science Achieved by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), 7 (7). Elsevier, pp. 359-393. ISBN 978-0-444-62617-2

Corenblit, Dov and Davies, Neil S. and Steiger, Johannes and Gibling, Martin R. and Bornette, Gudrun (2015) Considering river structure and stability in the light of evolution: feedbacks between riparian vegetation and hydrogeomorphology. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40 (2). pp. 189-207. ISSN 0197-9337, ESSN: 1096-9837

Dixit, Yama and Hodell, David A. and Sinha, Rajiv and Petrie, Cameron A. (2014) Oxygen isotope analysis of multiple, single ostracod valves as a proxy for combined variability in seasonal temperature and lake water oxygen isotopes. Journal of Paleolimnology, 53 (1). pp. 35-45. ISSN 0921-2728 (Print) 1573-0417 (Online)

Edmonds, Marie (2015) Partitioning of light lithophile elements during basalt eruptions on Earth and application to Martian shergottites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 411. pp. 142-150. ISSN 0012821X

Gottschalk, Julia and Skinner, Luke C. and Waelbroeck, Claire (2015) Contribution of seasonal sub-Antarctic surface water variability to millennial-scale changes in atmospheric CO2 over the last deglaciation and Marine Isotope Stage 3. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 411. pp. 87-99. ISSN 0012821X

Harrison, Richard J. and Lascu, Ioan (2014) FORCulator: A micromagnetic tool for simulating first-order reversal curve diagrams. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15 (12). pp. 4671-4691. ISSN 15252027

Hayes, Christopher T. and Martinez-Garcia, Alfredo and Hasenfratz, Adam P. and Jaccard, Samuel L. and Hodell, David A. and Sigman, Daniel M. and Haug, Gerald H. and Anderson, Robert F. (2014) A stagnation event in the deep South Atlantic during the last interglacial period. Science, 346 (6216). pp. 1514-1517. ISSN 0036-8075 (print), 1095-9203 (online)

Hewitt, Duncan R. and Neufeld, Jerome A. and Lister, John R. (2014) High Rayleigh number convection in a porous medium containing a thin low-permeability layer. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 756. pp. 844-869. ISSN 0022-1120, ESSN: 1469-7645

Holness, Marian B. (2014) The effect of crystallization time on plagioclase grain shape in dolerites. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168 (5). pp. 1-19. ISSN 0010-7999 (Print) 1432-0967 (Online)

Jones, A. E. and Brough, N. and Anderson, P. S. and Wolff, E. W. (2014) HO2NO2 and HNO3 in the coastal Antarctic winter night: a “lab-in-the-field” experiment. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14 (21). pp. 11843-11851. ISSN 1680-7316 eISSN 1680-7324

Langer, G. and Nehrke, G. and Baggini, C. and Rodolfo-Metalpa, R. and Hall-Spencer, J. M. and Bijma, J. (2014) Limpets counteract ocean acidification induced shell corrosion by thickening of aragonitic shell layers. Biogeosciences, 11 (24). pp. 7363-7368. ISSN 1726-4170, ESSN: 1726-4189

Lovell, Bryan (2015) Hertfordshire Puddingstone: relationship to the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum and a perspective on human-induced climate change. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association. (In Press) this marks  50 years since Bryan’s first geological publication, on the Bude Sandstones in the Proceedings of the Ussher Society.

Mewes, Antje and Langer, Gerald and de Nooijer, Lennart Jan and Bijma, Jelle and Reichart, Gert-Jan (2014) Effect of different seawater Mg2Â + concentrations on calcification in two benthic foraminifers. Marine Micropaleontology, 113. pp. 56-64. ISSN 0377-8398

Norman, David B. (2015) On the history, osteology, and systematic position of the Wealden (Hastings group) dinosaur Hypselospinus fittoni (Iguanodontia: Styracosterna). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 173 (1). pp. 92-189. ISSN ISSN (Print) 0024-4082 – ISSN (Online) 1096-3642

Obrochta, Stephen P. and Crowley, Thomas J. and Channell, James E. T. and Hodell, David A. and Baker, Paul A. and Seki, Arisa and Yokoyama, Yusuke (2014) Climate variability and ice-sheet dynamics during the last three glaciations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 406. pp. 198-212. ISSN 0012821X

Pegler, Samuel S. and Huppert, Herbert E. and Neufeld, Jerome A. (2014) Fluid migration between confined aquifers. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 757. pp. 330-353. ISSN 0022-1120

Salje, E. K. H. and Scott, J. F. (2014) Ferroelectric Bloch-line switching: A paradigm for memory devices? Applied Physics Letters, 105 (25). p. 252904. ISSN 0003-6951, ESSN: 1077-3118

Smith, Deborah K. and Schouten, Hans and Dick, Henry J. B. and Cann, Johnson R. and Salters, Vincent and Marschall, Horst R. and Ji, Fuwu and Yoerger, Dana and Sanfilippo, Alessio and Parnell-Turner, Ross and Palmiotto, Camilla and Zheleznov, Alexei and Bai, Hailong and Junkin, Will and Urann, Ben and Dick, Spencer and Sulanowska, Margaret and Lemmond, Peter and Curry, Scott (2014) Development and evolution of detachment faulting along 50 km of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge near 16.5°N. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15 (12). pp. 4692-4711. ISSN 15252027

Stephenson, Simon N. and Roberts, Gareth G. and Hoggard, Mark J. and Whittaker, Alexander C. (2014) A Cenozoic uplift history of Mexico and its surroundings from longitudinal river profiles. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15 (12). pp. 4734-4758. ISSN 15252027

Zhang, Zhiying and Li, Wei and Carpenter, Michael A. and Howard, Christopher J. and Cheetham, Anthony K. (2015) Elastic properties and acoustic dissipation associated with a disorder–order ferroelectric transition in a metal–organic framework. CrystEngComm, 17 (2). pp. 370-374. ISSN 1466-8033

Recently published

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, 125 (5-6). pp. 524-533.

Wilson, J. W. P. and Roberts, G. G. and Hoggard, M. J. and White, N. J. (2014) Cenozoic Epeirogeny of Arabian Peninsula from Drainage Modeling. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 15 (10). pp. 3723-3761. ISSN 1525-2027


Bryson, J. F. J (2015) The Origin of Ancient Magnetic Activity on Small Planetary Bodies: A Nanopaleomagnetic Study. thesis, University of Cambridge.

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