Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, the England football team and trophies, UKIP and meteorology, are just some examples of things that don’t seem to work together, but I believe science and the arts do not belong in this category. Instead, the principles and practices used in these two dis ciplines, when mixed well, can benefit… Read More Science and the arts: Can opposites attract?
What is the fate of the volatiles that are stored in trench sediments, igneous crust and hydrated lithospheric mantle and that are transported into a subduction zone? G&G Marie Curie Research Fellow Jacob Geersen has been involved in recently published research, that constrains and compare the input and output fluxes of water, chlorine and sulfur into the Central Chilean… Read More What goes in must come out?
Dr Michael Grant, alongside colleagues from Geography and Environment, have published a new research article in the Journal of Quaternary Science entitled “Climatic influence upon early to mid-Holocene fire regimes within temperate woodlands: a multi-proxy reconstruction from the New Forest, southern England”. The article features combined pollen, charcoal and palaeoclimatic records from the site of Cranes… Read More Climatic influence upon early to mid-Holocene fire regimes
Volcanoes commonly form on the flanks of young continental rifts, whereas in more evolved rifts the volcanism is more commonly in the rift centre. Derek Keir, Lecturer in Earth Science from the Geology and Geophysics research Group, contributed to a team that modelled the stress field below rift grabens of varying width and depth caused… Read More Off-rift volcanism in rift zones determined by crustal unloading, new paper in nature Geoscience
The question whether each megathrust earthquake necessarily and instantaneously triggers submarine mass-movement has been intensively discussed in the wake of the giant earthquakes that occurred over the last decade. Whereas the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake (Japan) caused failure of parts of the lowermost continental slope, no similar evidence was found after the 2010 Maule earthquake (Central… Read More Megathrust earthquakes and submarine landslides
Acquiring physical properties of the seabed is important for understanding sediment transport and resuspension processes and for monitoring the changing health of benthic ecosystems. Increasingly sediment profile imagery (SPI), a rapid, in-situ technique is used in conjunction with grabs and cores to obtain these properties. SPI is an inverted periscope that penetrates the seabed and… Read More An automated tool for grain size analysis from sediment profile imagery
At this years Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii (23-28th February), Dr Charlie Thompson, Research Fellow in G&G, was co-convener of a session on ‘ Benthic-pelagic coupling and exchange across the sediment-water interface’, alongside Dr Fay Couceiro (University of Portsmouth), Dr. Linda Kalnejais (University of New Hampshire) and Dr. Kai Ziervogal (University of North Carolina). The… Read More Ocean Sciences, 2014, Hawaii: Benthic-pelagic coupling and exchange.
We are pleased to announce that University of Southampton/NOCS has been chosen to host the BGA (British Geophysical Association) Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting 2015. The conference is an ideal opportunity for postgraduate students (geophysics) to network with other students from around the UK and to present their research in a supportive environment. The conference… Read More OES to host British Geophysical Association Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting 2015
This year’s AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists) Imperial Barrel Award team (Alice Wenborn, Suzanne Millis, Sam Bunnett, Ben James and Chris Wilkinson) were placed 5th in the European Regional Competition in Prague. In an extremely closely fought competition featuring 26 teams from throughout Europe, they were the highest ranking UG team, beaten only by… Read More Southampton undergraduates at AAPG Imperial Barrel Award
Geology and Geophysics PhD student Seb Pitman has been awarded a postgraduate research award from the Royal Geographical Society. The RGS offers two awards per annum in each of the following disciplines: physical environment; conservation/sustainability; and society/economy. The awards aim to help PhD students establish themselves in their particular field, and are preferentially awarded to… Read More Rip current research attracts funding from the Royal Geographical Society