Front Page Entries from 2011
(Research - Nov 29/11)
Nature Geoscience: Ocean island lavas as a window into the deep Earth
EOS researchers Dominique Weis,
Mark Jellinek and
James Scoates, in
conjunction with colleagues at the Universities of Hawaii and Massachusetts,
have published an invited review paper in a special issue
on ocean islands in Nature Geoscience.
Their study is the first to conclusively relate geochemical differences in surface lava rocks from
Hawaii's two main volcano chains to differences in their deep mantle
sources, 2,800 kilometres below the Earth's surface, at the core-mantle
More information is available at
Nature GeoScience and UBC Science news.
(Awards - Nov 1/11)
Doug Oldenburg has been selected Distinguished Lecturer by the Society of Exploration Geophysics. Selection as a Distinguished Lecturer is viewed as a major honor and a recognition of excellence in contributions to the science or application of geophysics. More information is available at www.seg.org.
(Research - Jun20/11)
The big picture: A lithospheric cross section of the North American continent
EOS Researchers [R.Clowes,
P.Hammer] have constructed a lithospheric cross section
that spans the continent and extends down to the base of the North American tectonic plate (up to 270 km depth).
The 6000-km-long corridor across southern Canada and its margins illuminates the assembly of the
North American continent at an unprecedented scale.
See GSA Today(poster) and UBC-Science.
(Research - Mar18/11)
MESSENGER Mission to Mercury
On March 17 NASA's
successfully went into orbit around the innermost planet, after over 6 years of travel.
Catherine Johnson is a Participating Scientist and will contribute to an
understanding of Mercury's magnetic field. Data being gathered during the
satellite's year-long stay around Mercury will begin to arrive in the next week or so.
http://messenger.jhuapl.edu NASA's mission site
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