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Drilling for Clues to Ancient Climate

On the Joides Resolution research vessel, a team of scientists study the Earth's climate history by drilling deep into the ocean floor and analyzing the deep sea dirt. Two weeks ago the shipped docked in Newfoundland,...
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Scientists Drill a Mile Into Active Deep Sea Earthquake Zone

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (5 years ago)

In the first deep sea drilling expedition designed to gather seismic data, scientists have successfully drilled nearly a mile beneath the ocean floor into one of the world’s most active earthquake zones. Researchers aboard the drill... Read Post

Ancient Oceans Reflect Stability of Earth's Atmosphere and Climate Through Deep Time

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (4 years ago)

An international team of scientists has reconstructed the Earth's climate belts of the late Ordovician Period, between 460 and 445 million years ago. "These ancient, but modern-looking oceans emphasize the stability of Earth's atmos... Read Post

New maps show Bering Sea holds world’s most acidic ocean waters

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification (5 hours ago)

The world’s most acidic ocean waters are found in the winter in the Bering Sea, according to studies by scientists at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory who have released a series of maps tracking changes in glob... Read Post

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