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Grains of pollen in fossil of the conifer Cheirolepidiaceae from the Triassic-Jurassic period, show that species had the ability to adapt to changes in the environment.
- CO2 mixed with formation water does not geochemically alter the seals to such an extent that they leak, summarizes Professor of Geology Per Aagaard, and adds: Although these promising results of the SSC-Ramore project, we still do need more knowledge of the process involved in the sealing caprock above the CO2 reservoir to be certain that the sealing is tight and CO2 stays in place. Now our research focus has somewhat shifted towards how the geomechanical properties change with diagenetic processes (cementation) and structural deformation processes.
Science has a "News Focus" article about the "Deep Earth Machine is coming together". See: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/340/6128/22.full.pdf
The Torsvik et al. (2010, Nature) article figures prominently in the Science story, written by the productive geosciences journalist Richard Kerr.
- Geological detectives are piecing together an intriguing seafloor puzzle. The Indian Ocean and some of its islands, scientists say, may lie on top of the remains of an ancient continent pulled apart by plate tectonics between 50 million and 100 million years ago. ScienceNOW. 24.2.2013. CEED researchers are among the detectives.