This week from AGU 12/14/2016
American Geophysical Union Dec. 14, 2016
This Week from AGU: Finger-like structures on Mars could harbor potential evidence of past life
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Magnetic fields help target buried mine waste for removal
Thousands of geese have died in the toxic, acidic waters of Montana's Berkeley Pit, signaling the spread of heavy metals and acid into the city's of Butte's groundwater, according to new research presented at the 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.
Finger-like structures on Mars could be the result of ancient microbes
Finger-like rock structures on Mars could harbor potential evidence of past life on the Red Planet, according to new research presented at the 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.
The meeting that gave birth to the idea of global tectonics
Fifty years ago, scientists began to connect details of an idea with profound implications: Earth's ocean crust recycles itself on a global scale, and continents move across the face of the planet.
Buzzing ice shelf makes waves in the air above
The resonant vibrations of the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica are disturbing the atmosphere above it and creating huge ripples, according to a new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics.
Reading raindrops: microphysics in Typhoon Matmo
Quantitative predictions about tropical storms require an understanding of even their smallest physical processes. A new study from the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres observes unusual microphysics in 2014's Typhoon Matmo.
Earth's ground heat flux should not be overlooked
In a new study from the Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, scientists compare models of how much heat Earth's surface gives off and absorbs from the atmosphere.
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Brendan Dieter Bane