Our Evolving Understanding of Biological Carbon Export
The array of processes and organisms that make up the biological carbon pump has immense influence on Earth’s carbon cycle and climate. But there’s still much to learn about how the pump works.
Earth’s “Third Pole” and Its Role in Global Climate
The Tibetan Plateau is a major force in the global climate system and a hot spot for climate change. A new review summarizes the state of knowledge and identifies research needs related to the region.
Family Trees Clarify Relationships Among Climate Models
A new genealogy based on similarities in the computer codes of different climate models could improve studies that combine projections from multiple models.
How to Find a Volcanic Diamond Mine
New 3D modeling illustrates the mechanism behind the intriguing volcanic eruptions that bring diamonds to the surface.
Did a Chaotic Climate Drive Human Evolution?
A new 620,000-year climate record from East Africa reveals dramatic swings between wet and dry conditions that may have influenced human evolution.
Isótopos de criptón proporcionan nuevos indicios sobre el pasado de los planetas
Para determinar cómo los elementos cruciales para el desarrollo de la vida llegaron a la Tierra, los científicos estudian los gases nobles. Actualmente, métodos mejorados traen consigo nuevos indicios a partir del criptón, el gas noble más enigmático.
Not Your Childhood Water Cycle
The USGS just debuted a complete remaking of the water cycle diagram—with humans as headliners.
California Quakes Mysteriously Preceded by Shifts in Earth’s Magnetic Field
When the next big earthquake strikes somewhere around the world, it will arrive without warning, destroying infrastructure and putting lives at risk. Yet for days leading up to the event, titanic geological forces will already be at work, warping the crust in subtle ways that could, in theory, predict the coming catastrophe.
Dynamics of Ocean Worlds Likely Controlled by Their Rotation
New simulations suggest that subsurface oceans on icy moons with small natural Rossby numbers may be dominated by rotational effects.