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.


Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 529, the Vogue edition

It’s like being on the cover of Vogue but for science geeks

Congratulations to James Bryson, Claire Nichols & Richard Harrison on getting the front cover of this week’s Nature, and all the media coverage that came with it.

Including front page on the University web site, and though I’m reluctant to give them the publicity it has to be mentioned that even the Daily Mail featured it – the comments make it worth a trip I have to say. The highlight for me being Simon Redfern’s skilful insertion of the term ‘tiny space magnets’ into a BBC News piece, well played sir.

The university has signed up to an institutional account with Altmetric. “Every day, thousands of scholarly papers are being discovered, discussed and shared. Altmetric tracks what people are saying about papers online on behalf of publishers, authors, libraries and institutions” You can explore and sign up to see what it’s about here.

I thought the Nature paper would be a good one to test the system/tool with, so I created a custome group with just that paper and it’s brought out some interesting stuff. The image below gives a quick summary of the social media activity that’s been generated from the paper. Interesting to contrast with the results from a google news search

This is nice, from the BBC The 25 Biggest Turning Points in Earth’s History

The library will be closed on Monday 26th January, but key holders will be able to come and go as per usual.


Bryson, James F. J and Nichols, Claire I. O. and Herrero-Albillos, Julia and Kronast, Florian and Kasama, Takeshi and Alimadadi, Hossein and van der Laan, Gerrit and Nimmo, Francis and Harrison, Richard J. (2015) Long-lived magnetism from solidification-driven convection on the pallasite parent body. Nature, 517 (7535). pp. 472-475. ISSN 0028-0836

Butterfield, Nicholas J. and Smith, Andrew (2014) Early evolution of the Eukaryota. Palaeontology, 58 (1). pp. 5-17. ISSN 00310239

Dul’kin, Evgeniy and Salje, Ekhard K. H. and Aktas, Oktay and Whatmore, Roger W. and Roth, Michael (2014) Ferroelectric precursor behavior of highly cation-ordered PbSc0.5Ta0.5O3 detected by acoustic emission: Tweed and polar nanoregions. Applied Physics Letters, 105 (21). p. 212901. ISSN 0003-6951, ESSN: 1077-3118

Hoogakker, Babette A. A. and Elderfield, Henry and Schmiedl, Gerhard and McCave, I. Nick and Rickaby, Rosalind E. M. (2015) Glacial-interglacial changes in bottom-water oxygen content on the Portuguese margin. Nature Geoscience, 8 (1). pp. 40-43. ISSN 1752-0894 EISSN:1752-0908

Ortega-Hernández, Javier (2014) Making sense of ‘lower’ and ‘upper’ stem-group Euarthropoda, with comments on the strict use of the name Arthropoda von Siebold, 1848. Biological Reviews. n/a-n/a. ISSN 14647931 (In Press)

Skinner, L. and McCave, I. N. and Carter, L. and Fallon, S. and Scrivner, A. E. and Primeau, F. (2015) Reduced ventilation and enhanced magnitude of the deep Pacific carbon pool during the last glacial period. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 411. pp. 45-52. ISSN 0012-821X

Smye, Katie M. and Brigden, Clive and Vance, Eric R. and Farnan, Ian (2014) Quantification of α-particle radiation damage in zircon. American Mineralogist, 99 (10). pp. 2095-2104. ISSN 0003-004X

Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 528, a glorious end to the Harper Year edition

Naked Science?

You may or may not have heard of the Naked Scientist podcast, a fun & approachable look at any number of science topic. Their 16th December ‘End of the world?’ featuring our own David Norman, and in a special ‘Foraging for Fossils’ edition you can also listen to Sarah Finney at the Brighton Building. This was produced by recent graduate Sara Sjosten.

A Game?

I’m assured this is a game but I can’t work out how to use, much like that 2014 thing.

Also, keep your kids entertained with the on-line spirograph

Thank you all for visiting and using the library. This edition is mostly fluff but please note 1 paper in Nature and 1 in Science. Not a bad way to end the year. Have lovely break and the library will be open again on Monday 5th January 2015. In case of librarianing emergencies, I will be checking my emails periodically.



Bunbury, Judith and Ikram, Salima (2014) Kharga Oasis: a Saharan patchwork of lakes. Egyptian Archaeology, 45. pp. 10-12. ISSN 0962-2837

Elmore, A. C. and Wright, J. D. and Southon, J. (2015) Continued meltwater influence on North Atlantic Deep Water instabilities during the early Holocene. Marine Geology, 360. pp. 17-24. ISSN 0025-3227

Fu, R. R. and Weiss, B. P. and Lima, E. A. and Harrison, R. J. and Bai, X.-N. and Desch, S. J. and Ebel, D. S. and Suavet, C. and Wang, H. and Glenn, D. and Le Sage, D. and Kasama, T. and Walsworth, R. L. and Kuan, A. T. (2014) Solar nebula magnetic fields recorded in the Semarkona meteorite. Science, 346 (6213). pp. 1089-1092. ISSN 0036-8075

Gersonde, R. and De Vernal, A. and Wolff, E. W. (2014) Quaternary Sea Ice Reconstruction: Proxy Data and Modeling. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 95 (46). p. 422. ISSN 2324-9250

Liu, Alexander G. S. C. and Kenchington, Charlotte G. and Mitchell, Emily G. (2014) Remarkable insights into the paleoecology of the Avalonian Ediacaran macrobiota. Gondwana Research. ISSN 1342-937X (In Press)

Peck, Lloyd S. and Clark, Melody S. and Power, Deborah and Rei, João and Batista, Frederico M. and Harper, Elizabeth M. (2014) Acidification effects on biofouling communities: winners and losers. Global Change Biology. ISSN 1354-1013 (In Press)

Perks, N. J. and Zhang, Zhiying and Harrison, R. J. and Carpenter, M. A. (2014) Strain relaxation mechanisms of elastic softening and twin wall freezing associated with structural phase transitions in (Ca,Sr)TiO3 perovskites. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26 (50). p. 505402. ISSN 0953-8984

Sadekov, Aleksey Yu. and Bush, Flora and Kerr, Joanna and Ganeshram, Raja and Elderfield, Henry (2014) Mg/Ca composition of benthic foraminifera Miliolacea as a new tool of paleoceanography. Paleoceanography, 29 (10). 2014PA002654. ISSN 1944-9186

Sigmundsson, Freysteinn and Hooper, Andrew and Hreinsdóttir, Sigrún and Vogfjörd, Kristín S. and Ófeigsson, Benedikt G. and Heimisson, Elías Rafn and Dumont, Stéphanie and Parks, Michelle and Spaans, Karsten and Gudmundsson, Gunnar B. andDrouin, Vincent and Árnadóttir, Thóra and Jónsdóttir, Kristín and Gudmundsson, Magnús T. and Högnadóttir, Thórdís and Fridriksdóttir, Hildur María and Hensch, Martin and Einarsson, Páll and Magnússon, Eyjólfur and Samsonov, Sergey and Brandsdóttir, Bryndís and White, Robert S. and Ágústsdóttir, Thorbjörg and Greenfield, Tim and Green, Robert G. and Hjartardóttir, Ásta Rut and Pedersen, Rikke and Bennett, Richard A. and Geirsson, Halldór and La Femina, Peter C. and Björnsson, Helgi and Pálsson, Finnur and Sturkell, Erik and Bean, Christopher J. and Möllhoff, Martin and Braiden, Aoife K. and Eibl, Eva P. S. (2014) Segmented lateral dyke growth in a rifting event at Bárðarbunga volcanic system, Iceland. Nature. ISSN 0028-0836

Suckling, Coleen C. and Clark, Melody S. and Richard, Joelle and Morley, Simon A. and Thorne, Michael A. S. and Harper, Elizabeth M. and Peck, Lloyd S. and Webb, Tom (2014) Adult acclimation to combined temperature and pH stressors significantly enhances reproductive outcomes compared to short-term exposures. Journal of Animal Ecology. ISSN 00218790

Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 527, the 2014 Bridgemas Edition

Most exciting news of term?

The Sedgwick Museum is selling glow in the dark T-shirts!!!!!!

Most disappointing news of term?

The Sedgwick Museum glow in the dark t-shirts only come in children’s sizes.

Sedgwick Club Careers Event news


It was yet another triumph of careers and keg for the sedgwick club last wednesday, in case you’ve forgoten who was there; and here a link to the exiting pictures without music.

Printing news

In other exciting news we now have a new copier/scanner/printer in the library. Its functions are almost a replica of the old one except faster and quieter. It is called north-colour. Both machines will be running paralell until the new one has bedded in satisfactorily. For instructions on how to connect it to your laptop, if you haven’t already please follow this link:

Literature research news

An interesting piece, Google Scholar is Filled with Junk Science, about the potential pitfalls of using google scholar as your main research literature resource.

Google Scholar works well for known-item searches, for example, when you quickly need to locate a known article or a paper by a known author. It performs poorly, on the other hand, at finding an article on a specific topic. It doesn’t use controlled vocabularies and includes junk science in its index. If you aren’t an expert, you are unable to separate out the junk science from the authentic science, and both are included one after another in Google Scholar search results. For those seeking the top scholarly literature on a given subject, the best resource is a focused, high-quality, curated database licensed by a library.

For contrast read this Uprising: Less prestigious journals publishing greater share of high-impact papers

a study released 9 October by the team that develops Google Scholar, the free literature search engine now used by virtually every scientist in the world. The study is the strongest evidence yet that the dominance of the elite journals is eroding, thanks in part to how much easier it has become for scientists to find and cite obscure but relevant papers.

BAS library news

For heavy duty users of the BAS library please be aware that they will be partially closed through the first half of 2015 – the library is being rebuilt in a new part of the building and much of it will be in storage while work is carried out. They are anticipating their book collection to remain accessible (though it’s not on LibrarySearch – catalogue at but most journals will have to go into storage.


Gilligan, Amy and Roecker, Steven W. and Priestley, Keith F. and Nunn, Ceri (2014) Shear velocity model for the Kyrgyz Tien Shan from joint inversion of receiver function and surface wave data. Geophysical Journal International, 199 (1). pp. 480-498. ISSN 0956-540X, 1365-246X

Kuhs, Marion and Austin, William E. N. and Abbott, Peter M. and Hodell, David A. (2014) Iceberg-rafted tephra as a potential tool for the reconstruction of ice-sheet processes and ocean surface circulation in the glacial North Atlantic. In: Marine Tephrochronology. Special publication, 398 (398). The Geological Society, pp. 141-155.

Li, S and Ding, X and Ren, J and Moya, X and Li, J and Sun, J and Salje, E. K. H. (2014) Strain-controlled thermal conductivity in ferroic twinned films. Scientific Reports, 4. p. 6375. ISSN 2045-2322, ESSN: 2045-2322

Motaghi, K. and Tatar, M. and Priestley, K. and Romanelli, F. and Doglioni, C. and Panza, G. F. (2014) The deep structure of the Iranian Plateau. Gondwana Research. (In Press)

Nataf, GF and Castillo-Villa, PO and Baró, J and Illa, X and Vives, E and Planes, A and Salje, E. K. H. (2014) Avalanches in compressed porous SiO(2)-based materials. Physical Review E statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 90. 022405. ISSN ISSN: 1539-3755, ESSN: 1550-2376

Nataf, GF and Castillo-Villa, PO and Sellappan, P and Kriven, WM and Vives, E and Planes, A and Salje, E. K. H. (2014) Predicting failure: acoustic emission of berlinite under compression. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26. p. 275401. ISSN 0953-8984, 1361-648X

Prentice, Katy and Jones, Tom Dunkley and Lees, Jackie and Young, Jeremy and Bown, Paul and Langer, Gerald and Fearn, Sarah and EIMF, na (2014) Trace metal (Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca) analyses of single coccoliths by Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 146. pp. 90-106. ISSN 0016-7037

Salje, E. K. H. and Dahmen, K. A. (2014) Crackling Noise in Disordered Materials. Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics, 5. pp. 233-254.

Salje, E. K. H. and Wang, X and Ding, X and Sun, J (2014) Simulating acoustic emission: The noise of collapsing domains. Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 90 (ARTN 0). ISSN 0168-583X

Sivan, Orit and Antler, Gilad and Turchyn, Alexandra V. and Marlow, Jeffrey J. and Orphan, Victoria J. (2014) Iron oxides stimulate sulfate-driven anaerobic methane oxidation in seeps. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111 (40). E4139-E4147.

Vautravers, Maryline J. (2014) Insight into the latest Messinian (5.7–5.2~Ma) palaeoclimatic events from two deep-sea Atlantic Ocean ODP Sites. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 407. pp. 14-24. ISSN 0031-0182

Zhao, Benzhong and MacMinn, Christopher W. and Huppert, Herbert E. and Juanes, Ruben (2014) Capillary pinning and blunting of immiscible gravity currents in porous media. Water Resources Research, 50 (9). pp. 7067-7081. ISSN 1944-7973

Zhao, Z and Ding, X and Salje, E. K. H. (2014) Flicker vortex structures in multiferroic materials. Applied Physics Letters, 105 (ARTN 1). ISSN 00036951

Recently published

Parnell-Turner, Ross and Cann, Johnson and Smith, Deborah K. and Schouten, Hans and Yoerger, Dana and Palmiotto, Camilla and Zheleznov, Alexey and Bai, Hailong (2014) Sedimentation Rates Test Models of Oceanic Detachment Faulting. Geophysical Research Letters, 41. pp. 7080-7088. ISSN 0094-8276

Parnell-Turner, Ross and White, Nicky and Henstock, Tim and Murton, Bramley and Maclennan, John and Jones, Stephen M. (2014) A Continuous 55 Million Year Record of Transient Mantle Plume Activity Beneath Iceland. Nature Geoscience. ISSN 1752-0894 EISSN: 1752-0908



Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 526, the Sedgwick Club pub quiz hangover edition

Library closed news

I will be taking the morning off on Monday 10th November. I should be back by about 2.30. Key-holders may of course use the library.

Good news for journals access

I’ve received news that a large number of the backfiles for Wiley or Wiley hosted journals have been bought and consequently we now have on-line access to full journal runs. I’ve only tried it on one journal (journal of Metamorphic Geology) so far but it does seem to be working fine.

What are the top 100 papers of all time?

Nature news takes a look at the most-cited research of all time. There’s a little video explaining it or use an interactive graphic to explore the results.

Survey  looks at the pros & cons of academics using social media

From the LSE Impact blog “While the advantages of social media are increasingly recognised by academics and universities, potential negative aspects need to be identified and managed by individuals and their institutions. Deborah Lupton presents the findings from her survey which underscore how social media can facilitate connection and sharing of material, however the speed and rapid churn of ideas, as well as the use of social media for self-promotion and PR purposes, contribute to increased time pressures and competitiveness.”

Apps & fun stuff

Here’s a neat little app called photomath. PhotoMath “reads and solves mathematical expressions by using the camera of your mobile device in real time. It makes maths easy and simple by educating users how to solve maths problems.” Can’t say I’ve tried it but looks possibly useful.

Want to print something in 3D?

Did you know you could just contract someone to print a 3D item for you? I think  this is quite cool, but we’re looking more at things like mobile phone cases than precision tool. Find your nearest 3D printer with 3D hubs

The Internet Archive is now hosting old school computer games on it

Something to look at

The Diatomist is a short documentary about Klaus Kemp, master of the Victorian art of diatom arrangement.

Pure time wasting The Internet Arcade:  ‘a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package’


Carpenter, R. J. and McLoughlin, S. and Hill, R. S. and McNamara, K. J. and Jordan, G. J. (2014) Early evidence of xeromorphy in angiosperms: Stomatal encryption in a new eocene species of Banksia (Proteaceae) from Western Australia. American Journal of Botany, 101 (9). pp. 1486-1497. ISSN 0002-9122

Cottaar, S. and Li, M. and McNamara, A. K. and Romanowicz, B. and Wenk, H.-R. (2014) Synthetic seismic anisotropy models within a slab impinging on the core-mantle boundary. Geophysical Journal International, 199 (1). pp. 164-177. ISSN 0956-540X

Cross, Emma L. and Peck, Lloyd S.(BAS) and Harper, Elizabeth M. (2015) Ocean acidification does not impact shell growth or repair of the Antarctic brachiopod Liothyrella uva (Broderip, 1833). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 462. pp. 29-35. ISSN 00220981 – This is/was BAS PAPER OF THE MONTH! (yes, there IS such a thing)

Dickson, J. A. D. and Kenter, J. A. M. (2014) Diagenetic Evolution of Selected Parasequences Across A Carbonate Platform: Late Paleozoic, Tengiz Reservoir, Kazakhstan. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 84 (8). pp. 664-693. ISSN 1527-1404

Neave, David A. and Maclennan, John and Hartley, Margaret E. and Edmonds, Marie and Thordarson, Thorvaldur (2014) Crystal Storage and Transfer in Basaltic Systems: the Skuggafjöll Eruption, Iceland. Journal of Petrology. egu058. ISSN 0022-3530, 1460-2415

Pagliari, L. and Dapiaggi, M. and Maglia, F. and Sarkar, T. and Raychaudhuri, A. K. and Chatterji, T. and Carpenter, M. A. (2014) Strain heterogeneity and magnetoelastic behaviour of nanocrystalline half-doped La, Ca manganite, La0.5Ca0.5MnO3. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26 (43). p. 435303. ISSN 0953-8984

Pandey, Shantanu and Yuan, Xiaohui and Debayle, Eric and Priestley, Keith and Kind, Rainer and Tilmann, Frederik and Li, Xueqing (2014) A 3D shear-wave velocity model of the upper mantle beneath China and the surrounding areas. Tectonophysics, 633. pp. 193-210. ISSN 0040-1951

Salje, E. K. H. (2013) Functional Interfaces in Ferroeleastic Materials. In: SMST-2013:The International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST) (ASM International), Tuesday, 21/05/2013 – Friday, 24/05/2013, OREA Hotel Pyramida Belohorska 24, Prague 6, Czech Republic.

Recently published

Winterbourne, J. and White, N. J. and Crosby, A. G. (2014) Accurate measurements of residual topography from the oceanic realm. Tectonics, 33 (6). pp. 982-1015. ISSN 0278-7407, ESSN: 1944-9194

Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 525, The Tiny Space Magnets Edition

Let’s start with something smashing!

Oh but first, a super welcome to all the new members of the department, I’m sure like everyone already here you’ll all become avid readers of the Library News.

NOW, I’m sure you all remember the delight you first felt upon hearing the Geology of Arran song, well now’s you’re chance to relive and recreate those emotions with the latest musical macédoine from the cleverest Earth Sciences students in the universe. Performed by Matthew Kemp (Chorus Part 1B Sedburgh group. Written by Lizzie Pearmain & Matthew Kemp. Filmed by Christopher Matthews

I give you

A Musical Melange of Mapping Melodies

Following on from the last edition’s theme James Jackson also made the news in the Kazakhstan media

Well worth the read – especially for a lay person like myself – the piece looks at the, very real, possibility of an earthquake happening in Almaty city. James was there as part of his work with Earthquake Without Frontiers. Do visit the site to find out more about they hope to achieve.

Luck and Lava, an Iceland follow up … as featured on the Cambridge Research Site



Tobba was featured on the AGU Blog also. Don’t miss the full interview in EOS either



Watch the eruption from inside the volcano (almost)


Did you know Maplin’s are selling drones for less than £400? Just saying.


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Alisic, Laura and Rudge, John F. and Katz, Richard F. and Wells, Garth N. and Rhebergen, Sander (2014) Compaction around a rigid, circular inclusion in partially molten rock. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119 (7). pp. 5903-5920.

Avrahamov, N. and Antler, Gilad and Yechieli, Y. and Gavrieli, I. and Joye, S. B. and Saxton, M. and Turchyn, A. V. and Sivan, O. (2014)Anaerobic oxidation of methane by sulfate in hypersaline groundwater of the Dead Sea aquifer. Geobiology. n/a-n/a. ISSN 14724677

Bell, David B. and Jung, Simon J. A. and Kroon, Dick and Lourens, Lucas J. and Hodell, David A. (2014) Local and regional trends in Plio-Pleistocene δ18O records from benthic foraminifera. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15 (8). pp. 3304-3321. ISSN 1525-2027

Copley, Alex and Mitra, Supriyo and Sloan, R. Alastair and Gaonkar, Sharad and Reynolds, Kirsty (2014) Active faulting in apparently stable peninsular India: Rift inversion and a Holocene-age great earthquake on the Tapti Fault. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119 (8). pp. 6650-6666.

Donovan, Amy and Tsanev, Vitchko and Oppenheimer, Clive and Edmonds, Marie (2014) Reactive halogens (BrO and OClO) detected in the plume of Soufrière Hills Volcano during an eruption hiatus. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15 (8). pp. 3346-3363. ISSN 1525-2027

Douglas, Peter M. J. and Pagani, Mark and Eglinton, Timothy I. and Brenner, Mark and Hodell, David A. and Curtis, Jason H. and Ma, Keith F. and Breckenridge, Andy (2014) Pre-aged plant waxes in tropical lake sediments and their influence on the chronology of molecular paleoclimate proxy records. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 141. pp. 346-364. ISSN 0016-7037

Edmonds, M. and Brett, A. and Herd, R. A. and Humphreys, M. C. S. and Woods, A. (2014) Magnetite-bubble aggregates at mixing interfaces in andesite magma bodies. In: Unknown. Special publication (410). The Geological Society. (In Press)

Frenzel, Max and Woodcock, Nigel H. (2014) Cockade breccia: product of mineralisation along dilational faults. Journal of Sedimentary Research. ISSN 1527-1404 (In Press)

Goldstein, Raymond E. and Huppert, Herbert E. and Moffatt, H. Keith and Pesci, Adriana I. (2014) Instability of a gravity current within a soap film.Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 753. ISSN 1469-7645

Miller, Madeline D. and Adkins, Jess F. and Hodell, David A. (2014) Rhizon sampler alteration of deep ocean sediment interstitial water samples, as indicated by chloride concentration and oxygen and hydrogen isotopes. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15 (6). pp. 2401-2413.

Mäkinen, Anna M and Deuss, Arwen and Redfern, Simon A. T. (2014) Anisotropy of Earth’s inner core intrinsic attenuation from seismic normal mode models. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 404. pp. 354-364. ISSN 0012821X

Palin, Erika J. and Dove, Martin T. and Redfern, Simon A. T. and Ortega-Castro, Joaquín and Sainz-Díaz, Claro Ignacio and Hernández-Laguna, Alfonso (2014) Computer simulations of cations order-disorder in 2:1 dioctahedral phyllosilicates using cation-exchange potentials and monte carlo methods. International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 114 (19). pp. 1257-1286. ISSN 00207608

Parnell-Turner, Ross and Cann, Johnson and Smith, Deborah K. and Schouten, Hans and Yoerger, Dana and Palmiotto, Camilla and Zheleznov, Alexey and Bai, Hailong (2014) Sedimentation Rates Test Models of Oceanic Detachment Faulting. Geophysical Research Letters. ISSN 0094-8276 (Submitted)

Parnell-Turner, Ross and White, Nicky and Henstock, Tim and Murton, Bramley and Maclennan, John and Jones, Stephen M. (2014) A Continuous 55 Million Year Record of Transient Mantle Plume Activity Beneath Iceland. Nature Geoscience. ISSN 1752-0894 EISSN: 1752-0908 (In Press)

Pöttker, Henning and Salje, Ekhard K. H. (2014) Twin boundary profiles with linear-quadratic coupling between order parameters. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26 (34). p. 342201. ISSN 0953-8984

Rauff-Nisthar, Nadya and Boxall, Colin and Farnan, Ian and Hiezl, Zoltan and Lee, William and Perkins, Chris and Wilbraham, Richard J. (2013)Corrosion Behavior of AGR Simulated Fuels – Evolution of the Fuel Surface. ECS Transactions, 53 (21). pp. 95-104. ISSN 1938-6737, 1938-5862

Roth, Antoine S. G. and Bourdon, Bernard and Mojzsis, Stephen J. and Rudge, John F. and Guitreau, Martin and Blichert-Toft, Janne (2014)Combined147,146Sm-143,142Nd constraints on the longevity and residence time of early terrestrial crust. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15 (6). pp. 2329-2345.

Rudge, John F. (2014) Analytical solutions of compacting flow past a sphere. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 746. pp. 466-497. ISSN 0022-1120, ESSN: 1469-7645

Salje, E. K. H. (2014) Functional Twin Boundaries: Steps Towards Domain Boundary Engineering. In: Mesoscopic Phenomena in Multifunctional Materials. Springer Series in Materials Science, 198 (198). Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, pp. 201-223. ISBN 978-3-642-55374-5

Shi, Hongfei and Wang, Can and Sun, Zhipei and Zhou, Yueliang and Jin, Kuijuan and Redfern, Simon A. T. and Yang, Guozhen (2014) Tuning the nonlinear optical absorption of reduced graphene oxide by chemical reduction. Optics Express, 22 (16). p. 19375. ISSN 1094-4087

Spalek, Leszek J. and Saxena, Siddharth S. and Panagopoulos, Christos and Katsufuji, Takuro and Schiemer, Jason A. and Carpenter, Michael A. (2014) Elastic and anelastic relaxations associated with phase transitions in EuTiO3. Physical Review Letters, 90 (5). 054119. ISSN 0031-9007 ESSN: 1079-7114

Tamura, Y. and Barker, A. K. and Busby, C. J. and Berger, J. L. R. and Blum, P. and Bongiolo, E. M. and Guèrin, G. and Bordiga, M. and Andrews, G. D. M. and DeBari, S. M. and Gill, J. B. and Kars, M. A. C. and Hamelin, C. and Kita, Z. A. and Jia, Jihui and Konrad, K. and John, E. H. and Mahony, S. H. and Jonas, A-S and Martini, M. and Jutzeler, M. and Miyazaki, T. and Musgrave, R. J. and Schindlbeck, J. C. and Nascimento, N. B. and Schmitt, A. K. and Nichols, A. R.L. and Straub, S. M. and Ribeiro, J. M. and Vautravers, M. J. and Sato, T. and Yang, Yang (2014) International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 350 Preliminary Report Izu-Bonin-Mariana Rear Arc The missing half of the subduction factory. IODP Expedition 350. ISSN 2372-9562

Woodcock, N. H. and Miller, A. V. and Woodhouse, C.D. (2014) Chaotic breccia zones on the Pembroke Peninsula, South Wales: collapse into voids along dilational faults. Journal of Structural Geology. (In Press)

Yang, Yibo and Fang, Xiaomin and Galy, Albert and Li, Minghui and Appel, Erwin and Liu, Xiaoming (2014) Paleoclimatic significance of rare earth element record of the calcareous lacustrine sediments from a long core (SG-1) in the western Qaidam Basin, NE Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 145. pp. 223-232. ISSN 0375-6742

Recently published

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, 198 (2). pp. 1055-1070. ISSN Online ISSN 1365-246X Print ISSN 0956-540X

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, 26 (4). pp. 495-505. ISSN 0935-1221

Nissen, Edwin and Jackson, James and Jahani, Salman and Tatar, Mohammad (2014) Zagros “phantom earthquakes” reassessed — the interplay of seismicity and deep salt flow in the Simply Folded Belt? Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119 (4). pp. 3561-3583. ISSN 2156-2202

Paul, J. D. and Roberts, G. G. and White, N. J. (2014) The African Landscape Through Space and Time. Tectonics. ISSN 0278-7407, ESSN: 1944-9194

Rennie, V. C. F. and Turchyn, A. V. (2014) Controls on the abiotic exchange between aqueous sulfate and water under laboratory conditions.Limnology and Oceanography: methods, 12. pp. 166-173.

Tarasewicz, J. P. T. and White, R. S. and Brandsdóttir, B. and Schoonman, C. M. (2014) Seismogenic magma intrusion before the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Iceland. Geophysical Journal International, 198 (2). pp. 906-921. ISSN ISSN: 0956-540X, ESSN: 1365-246X

Iceland update

Just in case you haven’t had enough mass Twitter & Facebook activity on what the Cambridge Volcanologists are doing in Iceland here’s the latest news, as they return to Cambridge.


From professor Bob White:

“All ten of us left the exclusion area late last night. We are all well and the seismometer array even better. We have 75 broad band seismometers operating now including 4 on the glacier above the dyke and a close array of 10 near the fissure eruption. Dyke is now 45 km long. Had to remove one seismometer yesterday which was only 30 metres from the advancing lava and will redeploy it elsewhere. Now servicing stations around the ice cap. We will miss the daily pyrotechnics but are glad to have a shower and some sleep.”


Here are Simon Redfern’s videos – a link to his youtube page here