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Article ID: 700168

Volcano Under Ice Sheet Suggests Thickening of West Antarctic Ice Is Short-Term

University of Washington

Evidence left by a volcano under the ice sheet suggests that the observed bulging of ice in West Antarctica is a short-term feature that may not affect the glacier’s motion over the long term.

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6-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700080

Lions, Zebras and Geography, Oh My!

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Among the lions and zebras in Tanzania in the summer heat, a West Virginia University environmental geoscience student explored the geography of the land. Weirton, West Virginia, native Francesca Basil (BA Environmental Geoscience, 2018) traveled to the East African country in summer 2018.

Released:
6-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 699703

Field Notes | Azores, Portugal

Washington University in St. Louis

Volcanic craters, fumeroles and hot springs mark the rugged landscape of São Miguel island, in the remote Portuguese Azores, where undergraduate students from Washington University in St. Louis traveled to study field geology techniques.

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29-Aug-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699205

Iowa State Sophomore Returns From Summer on Research Vessel, Atop Active Volcano

Iowa State University

Chanel Vidal, an Iowa State University sophomore in geology, returns to campus after a whirlwind summer working aboard a research vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, studying the Deccan Traps in India and collecting gas samples from an active volcano in the Canary Islands.

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20-Aug-2018 9:30 AM EDT

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Article ID: 697728

The Scream: What Were Those Colorful, Wavy Clouds in Edvard Munch’s Famous Painting?

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

What inspired the iconic red-and-yellow sky in The Scream, the painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch that sold for a record $119.9 million in 2012? Some say it was a volcanic sunset after the 1883 Krakatau eruption. Others think the wavy sky shows a scream from nature. But scientists at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, University of Oxford and University of London suggest that nacreous, or “mother of pearl,” clouds which can be seen in the southern Norway inspired the dramatic scene in the painting. Their study is published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. “What’s screaming is the sky and the person in the painting is putting his or her hands over their ears so they can’t hear the scream,” said Alan Robock, study co-author and distinguished professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers–New Brunswick. “If you read what Munch wrote, the sky was screaming blood and fire.” There are four known versions of The Scream: an 1893 tempera o

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23-Jul-2018 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696755

Granite Crystallizes at Temperature 200 Degrees Lower Than Previously Thought

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Evidence from rocks in Yosemite National Park suggests that granite stored in the Earth’s crust is partially molten at 500 degrees Celsius, nearly 200 degrees lower than had previously been believed.

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27-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696623

“Ring Around Bathtub” at Giant Volcano Field Shows Movement of Subterranean Magma

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A University of Wisconsin-Madison study examines the geologic changes of the Maule volcanoes, located in a region in Chile that has seen enormous eruptions during the last million years

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25-Jun-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 696528

URI researcher, team members discover volcanic heat source under major Antarctic glacier

University of Rhode Island

The discovery and other findings, which are critical to understanding the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, of which the Pine Island Glacier is a part, are published in the paper, “Evidence of an active volcanic heat source beneath the Pine Island Glacier,” in the latest edition of Nature Communications.

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22-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696415

Better Model of Water Under Extreme Conditions Could Aid Understanding of Earth's Mantle

University of Chicago

A team of University of Chicago scientists ran quantum simulations to develop a new model of the behavior of water at extremely high temperatures and pressures. The computational measurements, published June 18 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, should help scientists understand water’s role in the makeup of the mantle and potentially in other planets.

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20-Jun-2018 3:30 PM EDT

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