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IGT News

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2017/18 School of Earth and Environment Postgraduate Researcher Publications Prize as being: Amicia Lee – (IAG) Lee AL, Walker AM, Lloyd GE, Torvela T, 2017. Modeling the impact of...[more]

Satellite data has shed new light on seismic hazard in one of the world’s most deadly earthquake zones. Published today in Nature Communications 1, the COMET study describes how tectonic strain builds up along Turkey’s...[more]

The School of Earth and Environment will be strongly represented at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting that’s in New Orleans this year (11th – 15th December). The Institute of Geophysics (IGT), Institute for Climate and Atmospherics...[more]

Shrinking glacier cover could lead to increased volcanic activity in Iceland, warn scientists. [more]

Seismic surveys challenge the view that recent slowdowns in Greenland’s ice flow will continue in the long term, says a new study. [more]

A new study led by researchers in the School of Earth and Environment has found a previously undetected potential health risk from the high concentration of small particles found in a boomerang-like return of a volcanic plume....[more]

Rock fragments brought to the seafloor by massive mud volcanoes have given scientists new clues about how far life may extend into the Earth’s interior. A team of scientists, including Dr Ivan Savov from the Institute for...[more]

Map of the South Island of New Zealand showing the ground deformation and location of the surface rupture from the November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.

Scientists from the School of Earth and Environment are involved in a study showing dramatic data from the last year’s major earthquake in Kaikoura, New Zealand, that will change the way scientists think about earthquake hazards...[more]

IGT scientists Dr Jon Mound and Dr Phil Livermore had the following article published in The Conversation The Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field – protecting life from harmful solar...[more]

A jet stream within the Earth’s molten iron core has been discovered by scientists using the latest satellite data that helps create an ‘x-ray’ view of the planet.[more]