Johanna Press ’15, a geology & geophysics major, won an Outstanding Student Paper Award at the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting for her work on modelling toxic trace element concentrations in the San Francisco Bay.
Tag "Geology and Geophysics"
A historical record of monsoon depressions shows that a certain type of monsoon storm is on the decline. Yale postdoctorate fellow Naftali Cohen explores this claim with professor William Boos, providing new insight and revising our understanding of how our climate works.
More than a dozen small earthquakes rocked Plainfield, Connecticut in the first two months of 2015. Seismologists reassure the public that the risk of a damaging earthquake remains low, but emphasize the need for earthquake preparedness.
A new discovery shows that the earth’s core is more complex than we previously thought. What does this reveal about the planet’s early history?
Link Germinates Between Agriculture, Ancient Civilizations and Climate: Carbon-Dating Ancient Barley to Understand Drought-Stress Variability
For the first time, a team of scientists has directly linked archaeological sites with local climate fluctuations. To reveal patterns in drought stress, they employed stable isotope dating on individual barley grains – some of which were over 10,000 years old.
Using new satellite technology, scientists found a way to map the ocean floor with never-before-seen details. Now, the public has access to a 3D, interactive map of the seafloor, and scientists have access to a wealth of information that will advance their work in various fields.
Are we running out of metals in this digital era? According to scientists at the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology, not exactly – but that’s not actually the important question.
Think we have discovered all there is to discover on Earth? Think again. With the use of radar data, a team of researchers from England recently uncovered a massive canyon underneath Greenland’s ice sheet.
The recent discovery of lunar magmatic water — water originating deep within the Moon’s interior — sheds new light on the formation and composition of the Moon. More impressively, the finding is the first of its kind made completely by remote detection.
The Earth is Not So ‘Dead:’ Yale Researchers Discover New Interaction between the Earth’s Core and Mantle
The Earth is Not So ‘Dead’: Yale researchers in the Geology & Geophysics Department give new insight into the extensive interaction between interior layers of the Earth.