School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

frozen thames

Ocean floor mud reveals secrets of past European climate

23 November 2017

Sea floor sediments uncover influential role of North Atlantic circulation in controlling Europe’s climate over the past 3000 years

fossil tree

World's oldest and most complex trees

23 October 2017

Intricate web of woody strands inside 374-million-year-old tree trunks point to most complicated trees to have ever grown on Earth

Professor Michael Brooks

Professor Michael Brooks (1936-2017)

13 October 2017

We regret to report the death of Professor Michael Brooks.

rain storm

Assessing climate change impact on extreme rainfall

12 October 2017

Scientists develop rainstorm generator to improve climate change predictions surrounding extreme rainfall events.

Ocean clam

Ocean critters emit greenhouse gas

10 October 2017

New study shows that oceans with worms and clams enhance the release of methane into the atmosphere up to eight times more than oceans without them

Attendees of the first UK Paleoclimate Society conference

Bringing together the UK’s paleoclimate community

15 September 2017

The inaugural conference of the UK Paleoclimate Society was held at Cardiff University

Volcano erupting

Volcanic carbon dioxide drove ancient global warming event

1 September 2017

New research suggests that an extreme global warming event 56 million years ago was driven by massive CO2 emissions from volcanoes.

Computer simulation of supercontinents breaking apart

How to break a supercontinent

22 August 2017

A newly published study by Cardiff University demonstrates that multiple forces are available to break apart supercontinents.

Earth and Ocean Science graduate with globe

Celebrating our graduates

21 July 2017

Congratulations to our class of 2017!

Trekking through the Panama rainforest; image by Conor White

Students on placement with the Panama Canal Authority

18 July 2017

Four students from the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences have taken part in a fully funded placement with the Panama Canal Authority.

PhD student Sarah Gore demonstrating the use of indicator fluid at Soapbox Science Oxford

Making science accessible through art

11 July 2017

Earth scientists collaborate with artists at Soapbox Art & Science event in Oxford

Student accepting award

Cardiff University student collects award on behalf of Malala

7 July 2017

Sophie Nuber accepts award on behalf of Nobel Peace Prize winner at G7 meeting of universities

Ice Age

Scientists throw light on mysterious ice age temperature jumps

20 June 2017

New study reveals CO2 “tipping point” that triggered abrupt warming during glacial periods

Professor Carrie Lear receiving award

Prestigious geology award for Cardiff academic

9 June 2017

Professor Carrie Lear awarded Bigsby Medal from The Geological Society

magma reservoirs

Magma reservoirs key to volcanic eruptions

2 June 2017

New study shows the importance of large reservoirs in creating Earth’s most powerful volcanic eruptions and explains why they are so rare

Early human migration

30 May 2017

New study reveals the importance of African groundwater in kick-starting the evolutionary history of humans

Pint of Science

Pint of Science

25 May 2017

Staff and students bring Earth and ocean science to local pubs as part of global science festival.

Geologists' Association logo

MESci students' award success

24 May 2017

Two MESci students have won a Geologists’ Association UKOGL Award

Earth mantle graphic

New insights into Earth mantle discovered

17 May 2017

Researchers have gained new insights into the convection patterns of the Earth’s mantle.

Society of Economic Geologists Logo

SEG grant success for PhD students

16 May 2017

PhD students awarded research grants from the Society of Economic Geologists.