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The Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain: Seafloor topography (bathymetry) of the Pacific showing the volcanos and submerged seamounts of the Hawaiian and Emperor Chains together with the 50 million-year-old bend between them. Image: Google Earth
Published Nov. 9, 2017 10:31 AM

Hawaii sits at the end of a chain of volcanoes running across the Pacific Ocean floor, but in the middle of this chain lies a bend of 60 degrees. For many decades geoscientists have struggled to explain exactly how and why this feature occurred around 50 Million years ago. A new study from CEED, sheds light on this long-standing geological controversy – A massive collision at the edge of the Pacific Ocean was the culprit.

Combined images processed by Andreas Max Kääb from the Sentinel 1 radar satellites. Images: Andreas Kääb/UiO, satellite data by EU/ESA Copernicus. More detailed picture below in the article.
Published Oct. 26, 2017 12:34 PM

Southern Norway has been hit several times by exceptionally heavy rain and following flooding in October 2017. The cloud cover during such rain events makes it difficult to get an overview over the flooded areas from air and space. But the new European Sentinel 1A and 1B radar satellites can look through the clouds, and give an accurate and timely overview over the affected areas

Sarah Incel. Photo: Private
Published Oct. 18, 2017 11:01 AM

The German researcher Sarah Incel has been granted one postdoc grant from the Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship programme in the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation. Incel will be affiliated to the Section for Physics of Geological Processes (GEO-PGP) at Dept. of Geosciences.

Published Oct. 5, 2017 3:23 PM

Stephanie Werner is a newly elected member of the ESAs Solar System and Exploration Working Group (SSEWG).

Floor plan for the new learning environment center in the ZEB building. Construction plan: Estate Department/ UiO
Published Sep. 15, 2017 10:16 AM

The Estate Department/UiO is rebuilding the old canteen in the ZEB building to a learning environment center that the geo-students can use.