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EARTH staff digging for clams

Barbequed clams on the menu for ancient Puerto Ricans

27 November 2019

Analysis of fossilised shells reveals cooking habits of Caribbean civilisations over 2500 years ago

Wind turbines

‘Rapid increase’ in global wind speeds

18 November 2019

New findings suggest wind power could increase by over a third in the next 10 years

River

New research identifies a climate signature in rivers globally

17 September 2019

For decades geoscientists have been trying to detect the influence of climate on the formation of rivers, but up to now there has been no systematic evidence.

Image of a volcano erupting

Nature Geoscience paper sheds new light on ‘goldilocks’ zone for subvolcanic magma chambers

30 August 2019

Dr Wim Degruyter is part of a team of scientists who have improved our knowledge of the processes that determine the depth of subvolcanic magma chambers.

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Work on Cryoegg leads to nomination for 2019 Collaborate to Innovate Awards

30 August 2019

Dr Liz Bagshaw and team nominated for 2019 Collaborate to Innovate Awards.

Groundwater well in Africa

Groundwater resources in Africa resilient to climate change

8 August 2019

Groundwater – a vital source of water for drinking and irrigation across sub-Saharan Africa – is resilient to climate variability and change, according to a new study led by Cardiff University and UCL.

volcano magma chamber

Scientists uncover deep-rooted plumbing system beneath ocean volcanoes

8 August 2019

New study reveals that magma chambers sit at least 16 km beneath the Earth’s surface

Cave droplets

Cave droplets provide window into past climates

8 July 2019

Scientists unveil first global analysis of drip waters, which form stalagmites and stalactites, from 39 caves around the world

Mars

Mars mission for 250 pupils

5 July 2019

Annual event demonstrates breadth of careers in STEM

Greenland

Going wireless in Greenland

17 June 2019

Smart meters, climbing frames and Christmas baubles to play key role in science expedition

Mount Isa Mines workshop

Delivering professional training for Mount Isa Mines

24 May 2019

Researchers lead CPD workshop with Australian mining geologists.

Earth's core

More detailed picture of Earth’s mantle

20 May 2019

Study throws new light on the chemical composition beneath the surface of the Earth

Seismic section of a submarine basin

Petroleum Experts donate commercial software

24 April 2019

Structural modelling and analysis software donation to support postgraduate research.

Earth satellite image

Geographical Association Award for video collaboration

10 April 2019

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences and Time for Geography recognised for video collaboration.

Foraminifera art detail

Former lecturer donates scientific art to School

28 March 2019

Richard Bizley artwork depicting marine foraminifera to go on display.

Professor Tom Blenkinsop in Zimbabwe

Higher Education Partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa programme

13 March 2019

Professor visits Zimbabwe to teach on Royal Academy of Engineering programme.

Cardiff University

Success in world subject rankings

5 March 2019

Cardiff University boasts world-leading subjects according to latest results from prestigious rankings

International Women and Girls in Science Day event

Marking the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

13 February 2019

School marks UN day with a series of talks from women in science

Fossils

Scientists discover oldest evidence of mobility on Earth

11 February 2019

Fossils dating back 2.1 billion years provide first ever evidence of movement in multicellular organisms

Panama 1

Volcanic growth ‘critical’ to the formation of Panama

7 February 2019

Scientists put forward new explanation as to how land bridge formed between North and South America