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Tag: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Unearthing climate clues buried in ice

Unearthing climate clues buried in ice

February 13, 2019

The Meliora flag flies over the Law Dome research station in Antarctica, where Rochester scientists are battling some of the toughest field conditions ever in their effort to understand humans’ impact on climate.

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Earth’s inner core is much younger than we thought

Earth’s inner core is much younger than we thought

January 29, 2019

Rochester researchers have gathered the first field data that show the Earth’s inner core is only about 565 million years old—relatively young compared to the age of our 4.5-billion-year-old planet.

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What does a persistent bloom of algae indicate about the health of the planet?

What does a persistent bloom of algae indicate about the health of the planet?

November 16, 2018

Algae blooms known as red tides that plague the Gulf of Mexico have existed for millennia, but the cycles are now more frequent and intense, say Rochester alumni leading the effort to study their impact.

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CEE receives $1 million grant for campus solar project

CEE receives $1 million grant for campus solar project

October 23, 2018

The solar and energy storage system, to be built on the roof of the Goergen Athletic Center, will offset energy needs of a new office building south of Hutchison Hall.

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Honorary professorships awarded for excellence in teaching

Honorary professorships awarded for excellence in teaching

August 2, 2018

John Tarduno has been awarded the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professorship, and Thomas Eickbush and James Zavislan are recipients of the Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professorship.

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Why does ice make that sound?

Why does ice make that sound?

April 27, 2018

What began as a “silly pastime” of tossing ice chunks down a borehole in Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, has led to a video with more than 8 million views and a collaboration between an acoustics expert and a climate scientist.

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Tiny microenvironments hold clues to ocean nitrogen cycle

Tiny microenvironments hold clues to ocean nitrogen cycle

April 20, 2018

A new Rochester study shows that nitrogen-feeding organisms exist all over the deep ocean, and not just in large oxygen-depleted “dead zones,” changing the way we think about the delicate nitrogen cycle.

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What sound does ice make when it’s dropped 90 meters into an Antarctic glacier?

What sound does ice make when it’s dropped 90 meters into an Antarctic glacier?

March 6, 2018

Researchers in the University’s Ice Core Lab shared a viral video that shows the “unexpected and fascinating” noise that when it hits the bottom of a borehole in Antarctica.

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Earth’s magnetic field fluctuations explained by new data

Earth’s magnetic field fluctuations explained by new data

February 27, 2018

Using new data gathered from sites in southern Africa, researchers have extended their record of Earth’s magnetic field back thousands of years to the first millennium.

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