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Division of Earth Sciences Express Update - Spring 2018 Vol. 1

Division of Earth Sciences

Division of Earth Sciences

May 21, 2018


EAR-funded Research in the News

Scientists study the impacts of Irma on the island of Anegada
Dept. of Disaster Management, Virgin Islands
NSF EAR 1801845

Studying oxygen in Earth’s oceans, ASU scientists discover clues to recovery from mass extinction
NSF FSED 1338810

Recent land loss in Mississippi Delta vastly exceeds prehistoric land gain
AAAS Eureka alert!
NSF GEO 1148005, 1349311

Research provides insight into the formation of tectonic plates
U of Idaho News
NSF EAR 1456664

Continental interiors may not be as tectonically stable as geologists think
U of Illinois News Bureau
NSF EAR 1345135, 1554554, 1565640

How Oman’s rocks could help save the planet
NSF EAR 1516300

Earth’s orbital changes have influenced climate, life forms for at least 215 million years
Rutgers Today
NSF EAR 0958976, 1338583

Earth's Critical Zone: Where Rock Meets Life
NSF News: Discoveries
NSF EAR 1331726, 1331939, 1331856, 1331828, 1331841, 1331408, 1331846, 1331872, 1331940, 1331906

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