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Tag: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Largest research vessel on the Great Lakes brings Rochester science to Chicago’s Navy Pier

Largest research vessel on the Great Lakes brings Rochester science to Chicago’s Navy Pier

June 22, 2017

Researchers led by earth and environmental sciences professor John Kessler met with schoolchildren and local media aboard the Blue Heron to discuss the team’s work on methane levels in the Great Lakes.

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Ancient ozone levels provide a glimpse into future effects of climate change

Ancient ozone levels provide a glimpse into future effects of climate change

June 15, 2017

A computer model developed at Rochester, and used to compare model data to analysis on 100,000-year-old Greenland ice cores, has shown a surprising result.

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Using data science to understand global climate systems

Using data science to understand global climate systems

April 21, 2017

Climate scientists and computer scientists are working together to understand what drives the global climate system—from deep in the ocean to high in the sky.

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Tarduno awarded medal for paleomagnetic research

Tarduno awarded medal for paleomagnetic research

March 21, 2017

The European Geosciences Union awarded its 2017 Petrus Peregrinus Medal to John Tarduno, a professor of geophysics, in recognition of his research on the evolution of the early Earth’s magnetic field.

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Gas hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

Gas hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

February 8, 2017

A recent interpretive review of scientific literature performed by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey and here at Rochester pays particular attention to gas hydrates beneath the Arctic Ocean.

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Earth’s magnetic field—reversing or fluctuating?

Earth’s magnetic field—reversing or fluctuating?

February 8, 2017

For the last 160 years, the Earth’s magnetic field has been weakening. In an essay shared on Newsweek, professor John Tarduno explains archaeomagnetism research, in which geophysicists team up with archaeologists to study the effects of these changes.

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First-of-its-kind study examines Great Lakes methane

First-of-its-kind study examines Great Lakes methane

January 6, 2017

There is very little data on the methane levels in the Great Lakes, the world’s largest collection of freshwater. Early last spring, earth and environmental sciences professor John Kessler invited five undergraduate students and a master’s degree candidate on a research venture designed to change that.

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New prehistoric bird species discovered

New prehistoric bird species discovered

December 16, 2016

A team of Rochester geologists has discovered a new species of bird in the Canadian Arctic. At approximately 90 million years old, the bird fossils are among the oldest avian records found in the northernmost latitude.

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