Earth and Environment - Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences

What do cakes and Earth's continental crust have in common? They both need time to mix. For continents, that means hundreds of millions of years. Earth's continental crust may have begun forming hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought, Yale scientists say - and the reason will be obvious to anyone who has ever baked a cake or a batch of cookies.

Geologists from Utrecht, London and Granada have found the first direct proof of the largest known mega-flood that ever occurred on earth.

Underwater waves deep below the ocean's surface - some as tall as 500 metres - play an important role in how the ocean stores heat and carbon, according to new research.

Compass readings that do not show the direction of true north and interference with the operations of satellites are a few of the problems caused by peculiarities of the Earth's magnetic field.

In the search for life elsewhere in the scientists have traditionally looked for planets with liquid water at their surface.

Research reveals a new explanation for how the icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa rotates at a different rate than its interior. NASA's Europa Clipper will take a closer look.

Environment - Mar 21

In the Forest Laboratory "Waldlabor" on Hönggerberg, researchers investigate the storage and transport processes of water in the forest. Recently they showed that forest-floor litter and deadwood have a far larger influence on the forest water balance than expected.

Environment - Mar 16

Researchers have studied Vernier, a city in the canton of Geneva, as the pilot site for an interactive map that explores our relationship with the built and natural environments.

Environment - Mar 16

In the new study, scientists built a database of global atmospheric river events from 1980 to 2020, using a computer algorithm to automatically identify tens of thousands of the events in the Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications, version 2 ( MERRA-2 ), a NASA re-analysis of historical atmospheric observations.

In a first, scientists have seen direct evidence of active volcanism on Earth's twin, setting the stage for the agency's VERITAS mission to investigate.

Full 3D simulation of the Chelyabinsk meteor breakup in Earth's atmosphere. The meteor is shown as a contour of the damage state (white intact, black fully-damaged).

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Post Doc in Hydrological Modeling of Alpine Catchments Technische Universität München
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