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  • sea-103517_1920-507px2 Sunken continent beneath the tropical island Mauritius Feb. 1, 2017 9:32 AM

    Mauritius is best known as a tropical holiday paradise island in the Indian Ocean, but for an Earth Science research team led by Professor Trond H. Torsvik it is piece of a geological puzzle. Now they have found a new fragment of an ancient continental crust beneath the young, but inactive volcanoes on the island.

  • capturefieldcamp-507px New approach estimating glacier frontal ablation using seismic and remote sensing data Jan. 19, 2017 4:48 PM

    Cross disciplinary approaches using both seismic recordings and satellite observations of glaciers provide data to estimate glacier frontal ablation rates. This provides new insight into the processes that control dynamic mass loss of glaciers into the sea. Such cross disciplinary approaches can be valuable in climate research.