Posts Tagged Geomorphology

Earth Once Swallowed Its Own Superocean. Could It Happen Again?…

The ancient supercontinent of Rodinia turned inside out as the Earth swallowed its own ocean some 700 million years ago, new research suggests… Read the rest of the article here at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/64707-earth-swallowed-superocean.html Advertisements

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Natural History: Alfred Wegener ~ Plate Tectonics & Continental Drift…

The following video presents an overview of the theory of plate tectonics and continental drift with a history of Alfred Wegener’s work…

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Enormous dome in central Andes driven by huge magma body beneath it… 

Interesting geographical report from ScienceDaily.com: Enormous dome in central Andes driven by huge magma body beneath it

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Earth’s most abundant mineral finally has a name…

Summary: An ancient meteorite and high-energy X-rays have helped scientists conclude a half century of effort to find, identify and characterize a mineral that makes up 38 percent of the Earth. Read the full article here at ScienceDaily.com: Earth’s most abundant mineral… (image from sciencedaily.com)

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Active volcano is discovered under Antarctica…

“Forget global warming, the ice sheets of Antarctica face a different and a potentially more imminent threat in the form an active volcano buried deep beneath.  Researchers from Washington University discovered the volcano – which is yet to be named – by accident in the Marie Byrd Land region of West Antarctica.  Swarms of tremors […]

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A look at Planet Earth and its environment…

“It’s fascinating to look at many of Earth’s characteristics and vital information all together in one place. It’s even more intriguing to have information about Earth’s beginnings, neighborhood and home galaxy in the same place. And in a kind of humorous way, it’s humbling to get a clearer perspective on where our place is in […]

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Earthquakes and tectonics: First direct observation of subducting continental crust during the collision of two continents…

“Earthquake damage to buildings is mainly due to the existing shear waves which transfer their energy during an earthquake to the houses. These shear waves are significantly influenced by the topography of the surrounding area…knowledge of the landform is therefore an important prerequisite for a local seismic hazard assessment and for the evaluation of the […]

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