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

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Division of Earth Sciences

August 1, 2018



EAR-funded Research in the News

Study sheds light on composition of dust carried by rainwater across Texas

Going with the flow
Univ. of Utah Communications

Earth's orbital changes have influenced climate, life forms for at least 215 million years
Science Daily
NSF EAR 0958859

Scientists use satellites to measure vital underground water resources
NSF News Release 18-053
NSF EAR 0951430, 1357079

Harnessing remote infrasound to study volcanic eruptions
NSF EAR 1614855

Oxygen levels on early Earth rose and fell several times before the successful Great Oxidation Event
UW News
NSF FESD 1338810

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