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NFR has recently granted money for a new research school CHESS, and an adjunct professor position at the Department of Geosciences, UiO. The grant is meant to strengthen the collaboration between the earth science communities at the Universities of Oslo and Bergen and to place the Norwegian studies in paleoclimate at the forefront of international research. CEED researchers will be important collaborators in the work.
The paper by Domeier, M., Torsvik, T. H. 2014. Plate tectonics in the late Paleozoic. Geoscience Frontiers, Vol. 5, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages 303-350 - has been selected for the 2014 Best Paper Award by the Award Committee.
GPlates 1.5 plate modelling software has been released and is available for download from www.gplates.org. GPlates is freely available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. CEED is among the contributors for Development of this software.
GPlates is a powerful, open-source plate tectonics reconstruction software program that runs on Mac, Windows and Linux platforms. Developed jointly by researchers at the University of Sydney, California Institute of Technology, CEED and NGU, GPlates allows for the generation and manipulation of plate reconstructions as well as the visualisation of a wide range of geodata through time and space. The recently released version 1.5 comes with enhanced kinematic tools.
Processes in the deep Earth interior created the conditions for the glaciation of Greenland in: News release from EurekAlert! - Why is Greenland covered in ice? and in Geoforskning.no - Dype prosesser har gitt Grønlands isdekke.
The age of the humans: Ancient Earth warmed dramatically after a one-two carbon punch, title for the article and interview with CEEDs Henrik Svensen.
Nr 1 on the list: A review of Wilson Cycle plate margins: A role for mantle plumes in continental break-up along sutures? • Review article Gondwana Research, Volume 26, Issue 2, September 2014, Pages 627-653 Buiter, S.J.H.; Torsvik, T.H.
CEED also has the nr. 8 on the list: Gondwana from top to base in space and time • Review article Gondwana Research, Volume 24, Issue 3-4, November 2013, Pages 999-1030. Torsvik, T.H.; Cocks, L.R.M.
How Greenland got its Ice. Read more in Nature here
-and based on the article The key role of global solid-Earth processes in preconditioning Greenland's glaciation since the Pliocene. By Bernhard Steinberger, Wim Spakman, Peter Japsen and Trond H. Torsvik. DOI: 10.1111/ter.12133
Publication planned for: January/February 2015
The Bárðarbunga-Nornahraun eruption - an ongoing demonstration of rifting and volcanism, by Reidar Trønnes. More about this in Forskning.no
Jordas mest utbredte mineral har fått navn: bridgmanitt, av Reidar Trønnes. Mer om dette i forskning.no
By Reidar Trønnes
The basaltic lava emission from a fissure system connected to the the Bárðarbunga central volcano under Vatnajökull is now the largest eruption in Iceland in the past 230 years.
I en artikkel i spalten "Forskningsfronten" i Morgenbladet, skriver seniorforsker Henrik Svensen i CEED/Institutt for geofag om forskning som er gjort på de geologiske forholdene i det ustabile fjellpartiet Mannen i Rauma i Møre og Romsdal.
Finally, after one and a half years existence, CEED was formally opened 21 October in our nicely renovated premises in the ZEB-building at Blindern Campus.
Trond & Carmen will give an invited talk about "Earth Eavolution and Dynamics" at the Norwegian Winter Meeting in January 2015.
More information about the Conference here http://www.geologi.no/
Sverre Planke, Dougal Jerram and Morgan Jones were part of a trip to collect samples from the ongoing eruption in Iceland. Check out the link below for some pictures.
CEED scientists are heading this week to Barents Sea (south of Svalbard) where they will take part in a scientific cruise that aims to decipher the structure and tectonic history of a remote Arctic region.
Bernhard got the highest GFZ Award for scientists for his outstanding contribution in understanding of Mantle Dynamics. Congratulations from CEED!