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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]

The School of Earth and Environment will be strongly represented at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco this week (12th – 16th December). The Institute of Geophysics (IGT), Institute for Climate and Atmospherics Science...[more]

The Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics would like to offer congratulations to Professor Bruce Yardley who will be awarded the 2017 Collins Medal by the Mineralogical Society. The Collins Medal is named after Joseph Henry...[more]

Photo of Laura and PhD student Huw Goodall on the M6.6 earthquake rupture, taken from a helicopter surveying the rupture (courtesy of P. Galli). The rupture is a continuous offset of the hillslope that is up to 1.9 m in places.

Dr Laura Gregory of the Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics has been awarded a £65000 NERC urgency grant to study co- and post- seismic deformation resulting from the recent earthquakes in central Italy. The project team,...[more]