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Robert Poreda honored as fellow of Geological Society of America

Robert Poreda honored as fellow of Geological Society of America

November 30, 2015

Geochemist Robert Poreda, professor of earth and environmental sciences and an expert in the field of noble gases, was honored earlier this month as a newly elected fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA).

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Rapid growth spurts formed vast and beautiful Altiplano plateau

Rapid growth spurts formed vast and beautiful Altiplano plateau

May 8, 2014

Now scientists have gained some insight into how vast Altiplano plateau in the Andes Mountains formed. They believe it arose not gradually, but through rapid growth spurts.

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Andes mountains formed by ‘growth spurts’

Andes mountains formed by ‘growth spurts’

April 21, 2014

Scientists have long been trying to understand how the Andes and other broad, high-elevation mountain ranges were formed. New research by Carmala Garzione, professor of earth and environmental sciences, provides an explanation.

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Ebinger Named Geophysical Fellow

Ebinger Named Geophysical Fellow

December 10, 2013

The American Geophysical Union is honoring Ebinger for her “fundamental work on the evolution of continental rifts toward seafloor spreading in East Africa and Afar.”

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