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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