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  • kilauea-volcano-350px Asken fra ilden June 15, 2018 1:11 PM

    Sålangt har 2018 vært preget av omfattende vulkansk aktivitet flere steder i verden, men kun én stor katastrofe sålangt i år. Henrik H Svensen fra CEED og Institutt for geofag skriver om ny forskning om katastrofer forårsaket av vulkaner i spalten Forskningsfronten i Morgenbladet.

  • rtronnes[1] Helium i Jordas dype indre (og i 17. mai-ballonger) May 22, 2018 1:50 PM

    Edelgassen helium har viktige bruksområder og etterspørselen er økende, særlig til nedkjøling av super-ledende elektromagneter. Her fokuserer vi på undersøkelser av mobiliteten til helium gjennom krystallstrukturen til Jordas mest utbredte mineral, bridgmanitt. Undersøkelsene våre legger grunnlaget for å forstå Jordas dype struktur, tidligste utvikling og dagens bevegelser (dynamikk).

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  • burke In Memoriam: Kevin C.A. Burke (1929-2018) Mar. 26, 2018 1:40 PM

    The CEED grandfather Kevin Charles Anthony Burke passed away on March 21, 2018. Kevin was one of the giants in geology and tectonics and his original and thought-provoking contributions were published steadily for more than six decades. Kevin was recognized with many honors, including the 2007 Geological Society of America's Penrose Medal and the 2014 European Geosciences Union Arthur Holmes medal, the highest Awards from both Societies.

  • grace Arctic heat flow, do we have a North Pole thermal anomaly? Feb. 8, 2018 9:31 AM

    The Earth is cooling. It is losing heat that is/was formed by the radioactive decay of isotopes, as well as from the heat that was formed during planetary accretion. Heat flow thus underpins all aspects of Earth’s evolution and processes including mantle convection and plate tectonics. Heat flow measurements are useful in that they provide a snapshot into the thermal state at a given location. Steady state surface heat flow (whether that be from the seafloor or on land) varies around the world, and depends on a number of factors including the tectonic setting.