Hot springs reveal where continental plates collide beneath Tibet

Journal Reference: Simon L. Klemperer, Ping Zhao, Colin J. Whyte, Thomas H. Darrah, Laura J. Crossey, Karl E. Karlstrom, Tianze Liu, Carmen Winn, David R. Hilton, Lin Ding. Limited underthrusting of India below Tibet: 3 He/ 4 He analysis of thermal springs locates the mantle suture in continental collision. Proceedings of the National Academy of … Read more

Using the Earth’s noise to see beneath the Greenland ice sheet

Journal Reference: G. A. Jones, A. M. G. Ferreira, B. Kulessa, M. Schimmel, A. Berbellini, A. Morelli. Uppermost crustal structure regulates the flow of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-27537-5 The team studied Rayleigh waves — seismic waves generated by movements such as earthquakes — to produce high-resolution images of … Read more

Exploring carbon storage deep beneath the seabed

Journal Reference: Annalisa Polidori, Ruth F. Rowlands, Anita Zeidler, Mathieu Salanne, Henry E. Fischer, Burkhard Annighöfer, Stefan Klotz, Philip S. Salmon. Structure and dynamics of aqueous NaCl solutions at high temperatures and pressures. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2021; 155 (19): 194506 DOI: 10.1063/5.0067166 Now a study from the University of Bath is shedding new … Read more

‘Mantle wind’ blows through slab window beneath Panama

Journal Reference: David V. Bekaert, Esteban Gazel, Stephen Turner, Mark D. Behn, J. Marten de Moor, Sabin Zahirovic, Vlad C. Manea, Kaj Hoernle, Tobias P. Fischer, Alexander Hammerstrom, Alan M. Seltzer, Justin T. Kulongoski, Bina S. Patel, Matthew O. Schrenk, Sæmundur A. Halldórsson, Mayuko Nakagawa, Carlos J. Ramírez, John A. Krantz, Mustafa Yücel, Christopher J. … Read more