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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!
Ceed is well represented at the European Geological Union Meeting 28 April to 2 May. Here are some Talks and Poster presentations:
Forskning.no has a feature article (in Norwegian) based on Buiter & Torsvik`s work on the Norwegian and Greenland continental margins. Buiter, S., Torsvik, T.H. A review of Wilson Cycle plate margins: A role for mantle plumes in continental break-up along sutures? Gondwana Research, 7. March 2014.
- and CEED`s Stephanie Werner is a part of it! Se BBC news here
Senior researchers from CEED, Svensen and Planke have done research on linking mass extermination to emissions greenhouse gases caused by explosive volcanic processes for 252 million years ago. This research is referred in a Viten-article in Aftenposten Monday 24. March. The global mass extinction ended almost all life on Earth.
Plate tectonic controls on atmospheric CO2 levels since the Triassic
Det er funnet et 4,4 milliarder år gammelt krystallfragment som stammer fra Jordens tidligste historie. Undersøkelser av steinen er gjort av forskere ved Wisconsin-Madison Universitetet, ifølge CNN. Professor ved Institutt for geofag/CEED, Fernando Corfu har blitt intervjuet av det norske nettstedet ABC nyheter i forbindelse med funnet.
Interview with Trond H. Torsvik in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten 26 February, about Norwegian Research funding.
ABC News Science about the Siberian Traps: Earth's greatest killer finally caught, thanks to geology gumshoes
Torsvik et al. 24 February 2013: Long-lost continent found under the Indian Ocean. Sand from Mauritian beaches reveals rock from ancient landmass. Nature