Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 532, the goodbye James edition

Closure news

The library will have no staff on Wednesday 1st April and also over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Back to normal on Tuesday

Arran Report (with deepest apologies to the current Arran group)

Well what a wonderful field trip location Arran is …

Sunset over Arran

Lochranza shore

I don’t think it ever rains … 

Rainbow over Brodick bay

& then only so you can have a lovely rainbow over the bay.

You get to see lots of rocks (of course) but…

There’s also plenty of wildlife, try to see the Scotland’s Big 5 

& if you’re lucky you witness some plucky demonstrators & students throw themselves in the balmy shallows of the Blackwaterfoot lagoon 

And it all ends with an eclipse.

A big thank you to every one who made this possible, it was truly outstanding. All the pictures can be found here 

Journals news

There’s a lot going on with journals right now, but these two stories caught my eye.

Nature offers a ‘fast track’ peer review service for $750 & Editor resigns over it

Professor Mark Maslin has resigned as an editor of Scientific Reports, one of Nature Publishing Group’s (NPG’s) open-access journals. This is in protest over NPG’s recent decision to allow authors to pay money to expedite peer review of their submitted papers. More from the UCL piece and from Science, you can also follow @ProfMarkMaslin on Twitter

This from the Washington Post “Major publisher retracts 43 scientific papers amid wider fake peer-review scandal”

This statement from Cope (Committee on publication ethics) on the matter

Useful mapping tool?

The OS has released a mapping tool that gives a detailed picture of local information in almost every corner of Great Britain has been released by Ordnance Survey (OS).

William Smith map found

Continuing to ramp up the excitement about the bicentennial of the William Smith map the Geological Society have announced they’ve found a misplaced copy of their own.

Video fun

Here’s a lovely montage of snaps taken at thel Sedgwick Club Conference


I’d like to thank Mumdood Passa for his inspiration on this issue of the Library News!


Branson, Oscar and Kaczmarek, Karina and Redfern, Simon A. T. and Misra, Sambuddha and Langer, Gerald and Tyliszczak, Tolek and Bijma, Jelle and Elderfield, Henry (2015) The coordination and distribution of B in foraminiferal calcite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 416. pp. 67-72. ISSN 0012-821X DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.02.006

Chapman, Hazel and Bickle, Mike and Thaw, San Hla and Thiam, Hrin Nei (2015) Chemical fluxes from time series sampling of the Irrawaddy and Salween Rivers, Myanmar. Chemical Geology, 401. pp. 15-27. ISSN 0009-2541 DOI 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.02.012

Einsle, J. F. and Gatel, C and Masseboeuf, A and Cours, R and Bashir, MA and Gubbins, M and Bowman, RM and Snoeck, E (2014) In situ electron holography of the dynamic magnetic field emanating from a hard-disk drive writer. Nano Resear. ISSN 1998-0124 e:1998-0000 DOI10.1007/s12274-014-0610-

Hoffmann, R. and Kirchlechner, C. and Langer, G. and Wochnik, A. S. and Griesshaber, E. and Schmahl, W. W. and Scheu, C. (2015) Insight into Emiliania huxleyi coccospheres by focused ion beam sectioning. Biogeosciences, 12 (3). pp. 825-834. ISSN 1726-4170, ESSN: 1726-4189 DOI10.5194/bg-12-825-2015

Lascu, Ioan and Wohlfarth, Barbara and Onac, Bogdan P. and Björck, Svante and Kromer, Bernd (2015) A Late Glacial paleolake record from an up-dammed river valley in northern Transylvania, Romania. Quaternary International. ISSN 1040-6182 DOI 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.11.041 (In Press)

Miller, W. G. R. and Holland, T. J. B. and Gibson, S. A. (2015) Garnet and spinel oxybarometers: new internally-consistent multi-equilibria models with applications to the oxidation state of the lithospheric mantle. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology. ISSN 0010-7999 (Print) 1432-0967 (Online) (Submitted)

Moore Jr., T. C. and Kamikuri, Shin-ichi and Erhardt, Andrea M. and Baldauf, Jack and Coxall, Helen K. and Westerhold, Thomas (2015)Radiolarian stratigraphy near the Eocene-Oligocene boundary. Marine Micropaleontology, 116. pp. 50-62. ISSN 0377-8398 DOI10.1016/j.marmicro.2015.02.002

Schiemer, J. and Spalek, L. J. and Saxena, S. S. and Panagopoulos, C. and Katsufuji, T. and Carpenter, M. A. (2015) Magnetoelastic relaxations in EuTiO3. EPL (Europhysics Letters), 109 (5). p. 57004. ISSN 0295-5075 DOI 10.1209/0295-5075/109/57004

Smith, E. C. and Smith, A. M. and White, R. S. and Brisbourne, A. M. and Pritchard, H. D. (2015) Mapping the Ice-Bed Interface Characteristics of Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica, Using Microseismicity. Journal of Geophysical Research. ISSN 0148-0227 (Submitted)

Zhao, Pu and Bennett, Thomas D. and Casati, Nicola P. M. and Lampronti, Giulio I. and Moggach, Stephen A. and Redfern, Simon A. T. (2015)Pressure-induced oversaturation and phase transition in zeolitic imidazolate frameworks with remarkable mechanical stability. Dalton Transactions, 44 (10). pp. 4498-4503. ISSN 1477-9226 1477-9234 DOI 10.1039/C4DT02680B


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. DOI10.1016/j.pgeola.2013.12.003

Peck, Lloyd S. and Clark, Melody S. and Power, Deborah and Rei, João and Batista, Frederico M. and Harper, Elizabeth M. (2015) Acidification effects on biofouling communities: winners and losers. Global Change Biology. ISSN 1354-1013 DOI 10.1111/gcb.12841 (In Press)

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 DOI 10.1002/2014GC005283


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