The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences currently has four main research themes: co-evolution of life and Earth, coastal sedimentary systems, geobiology, and marine geophysics.

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  • Tectonics and crustal evolution 

    Hawkesworth, Chris J.; Cawood, Peter A.; Dhuime, Bruno (2016-09-01) - Journal article
    The continental crust is the archive of Earth's history. Its rock units record events that are heterogeneous in time with distinctive peaks and troughs of ages for igneous crystallization, metamorphism, continental margins, ...
  • The evolution of solar flux from 0.1 nm to 160 μm : quantitative estimates for planetary studies 

    Claire, Mark W.; Sheets, John; Cohen, Martin; Ribas, Ignasi; Meadows, Victoria S.; Catling, David C. (2012-09-06) - Journal article
    Understanding changes in the solar flux over geologic time is vital for understanding the evolution of planetary atmospheres because it affects atmospheric escape and chemistry, as well as climate. We describe a numerical ...
  • Using biogenic sulfur gases as remotely detectable biosignatures on anoxic planets 

    Domagal-Goldman, S.; Meadows, V. S.; Claire, M.W.; Kasting, J. F. (2011-06-27) - Journal article
    We used one-dimensional photochemical and radiative transfer models to study the potential of organic sulfur compounds (CS2, OCS, CH3SH, CH3SCH3, and CH3S2CH3) to act as remotely detectable biosignatures in anoxic exoplanetary ...
  • Atmospheric drying as the main driver of dramatic glacier wastage in the southern Indian Ocean 

    Favier, V.; Verfaillie, D.; Berthier, E.; Menegoz, M.; Jomelli, V.; Kay, J. E.; Ducret, L.; Malbéteau, Y.; Brunstein, D.; Gallée, H.; Park, Y. -H.; Rinterknecht, V. (2016-09-01) - Journal article
    The ongoing retreat of glaciers at southern sub-polar latitudes is particularly rapid and widespread. Akin to northern sub-polar latitudes, this retreat is generally assumed to be linked to warming. However, no long-term ...
  • Substrate lattice relaxations, spectral distortions, and nanoparticle inclusions of ion implanted zinc oxide 

    Wang, Y.; Ma, B.; Zhang, W.; Li, D.; Zhao, Y.; Finch, A. A.; Townsend, P. D. (2015-09-07) - Journal article
    Low temperature radioluminescence and thermoluminescence spectra of ZnO track numerous changes produced by copper ion implantation into the surface layer. A significant, but unexpected, feature is that the bulk crystal ...

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