Over 350 million years ago something odd was going on with the Earth’s magnetic field. Scientists now propose that the field was really weak, which may have affected life on our planet.
For a year and a half, the ground-penetrating radar RIMFAX has collected data on Mars. Today, the first results from the Norwegian-developed instrument on Perseverance are published, led by Scientists from University of Oslo and University of California, Los Angeles.
Volcanic CO2 may have triggered the Permian extinction 252 million years ago. An intense and rapid increase in CO2 may affected the climate and consequently also the ecosystems. Carbon isotopes in marine algae- and plant fossils give insight.
ERC financed research
- Beyond Plate Tectonics
- Global Glacier Mass Continuity (ICEMASS)
- Disequilibrium metamorphism of stressed lithosphere (DIME)
- Break-Through Rocks (BREAK)
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ERC Consolidator Grant:
- STate-dEPendent Cloud feedbacks: enHANcing understanding and assessing Global Effects (STEP-CHANGE)
- Untangling Ediacaran Paleomagnetism to Contextualize Immense Global Change (EPIC)
Strategic research initiatives
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