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.
A Lidar’s-Eye View of How Forests Are Faring
Success in Yosemite is driving the wider use of lidar surveys to support forest health and wildfire resilience, study wildlife habitats, and monitor water resources.
Is Earth’s Core Rusting?
If subduction carries hydrous minerals deep into Earth’s mantle, they may “rust” the iron outer core, forming vast sinks of oxygen that can later be returned to the atmosphere.
A Climate Mystery Warns Us to Heed the Unknown
Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, has been rising in the atmosphere at an accelerating rate since 2007. But the cause of the acceleration remains unknown.
Exploring Subduction Zone Geohazards on Land and at Sea
A new initiative is bringing together scientists to address fundamental questions about subduction zone geohazards, using the latest advances in observation technology and computational resources.
Cuando los ríos están contaminados, las inundaciones son solamente el primer problema
A medida que las inundaciones aumentan en frecuencia e intensidad, los productos químicos enterrados en los sedimentos de los ríos se convierten en “bombas de tiempo” que esperan activarse.
The Seasonality of Oceanic Carbon Cycling
Scientists uncovered how seasonal changes affect the amount and rate of carbon as it moves from the ocean’s surface to its depths.
The Century-Old Renewable You’ve Never Heard Of
Ocean thermal energy conversion could power the world’s tropical islands, if it ever gets out of the “innovation valley of death.”
The Young Earth Under the Cool Sun
How did our planet avoid being frozen solid during the early days of our solar system?