Earth System Science - From Crust to Core

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Fri, 03/08/2018

Experts are developing a satellite-based system to vastly improve monitoring and forecasting of extreme weather and natural disasters anywhere in the world.

University scientists to interpret data from new International Center for Earth Data (ICED).

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Mon, 16/07/2018

Congratulations to Professor Rachel Wood who has won the Johannes Walther Medal

Professor Rachel Wood, from the University’s School of GeoSciences, will be awarded the 2018 Johannes Walther Medal by the International Association of Sedimentologists.

Professor Rachel Wood winner of the Johannes Walther Medal

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Mon, 04/06/2018

Dr Lara Kalnins and colleagues from the University of Tasmania, University of Sydney, University of Glasgow, and James Cook University will board Australia’s oceanic research vessel Investigator in August 2019.

Scientists to board Australia’s research vessel Investigator. Image credit: CSIRO

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Wed, 16/05/2018

In recognition of Professor Kathy Whaler’s achievement a drinks reception was held in the Cockburn Museum on Monday 30 April.

Pictured left to right: Senior Vice-Principal, Professor Charlie Jeffery; Professor Kathy Whaler OBE; and Head of School, Professor Simon Kelley; and in the background left to right, our former Head of School, Professor Sandy Tudhope; and former Head of College, Professor Lesley Yellowlees

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Thu, 03/05/2018

"Deep Time": How One of the UK's Most Historic Landmarks Became a Public Artwork on an Epic Scale

The story was told against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Image Credit: Eoin Carey

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Tue, 10/04/2018

Researchers from the School of GeoSciences suggest that the discovery of magnetic particles found in dusty olivines of meteorites can hold a record of the magnetic fields in the solar system during its formation more than 4.6 billion years ago. 

Numerical micromagnetic modelling was used to determine the stability and nature of complex magnetic structures inside the meteoritic iron particles.

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Thu, 15/02/2018

Based in, and supported by the School of Geosciences, the Edinburgh Ion Microprobe Facility (EIMF) is recognised internationally as an outstanding SIMS laboratory and widely regarded as the 'jewel in the crown' of UK National Facilities for the Earth and Environmental sciences.

Cameca 7f-Geo

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Thu, 07/12/2017

The team, which included a researcher from the School of GeoSciences say that a 530-million-year-old fossil contains what could be the oldest eye ever discovered.

Close-up pf tribobite fossil's head.  Credit: Gennadi Baranov

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Mon, 20/11/2017

Researchers from the universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde, in partnership with the National Geosequestration Laboratory (CSIRO) in Australia, have identified the key challenges to using tracers for offshore monitoring, which should be the focus of future research.

Their work identified issues such as the potential lifespan of tracer chemicals over long timeframes http://www.sccs.org.uk/, tracer behaviour in marine sediments or CO2 bubble streams, possible legal constraints and environmental effects, and how best to sample the tracers.

Diver in Sicily and CO2 vents.  Photo credits G Caramana

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Fri, 13/10/2017

51 localities across the country have been chosen by a panel of expert volunteers as the Best Places where people can see, enjoy and engage with Scotland’s incredible geology.

51 Best Places to See Scotland's Geology

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