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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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Prehistoric greenhouse data from ocean floor could predict Earth's future, study finds

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

New research indicates that Atlantic Ocean temperatures during the greenhouse climate of the Late Cretaceous Epoch were influenced by circulation in the deep ocean. These changes in circulation patterns 70 million years ago could he... Read Post

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


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