How precariously balanced rocks will inform the earthquake hazards faced by critical infrastructure.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: earth-science geology earthquakes imperial-college-london
Marie Tharp pioneered mapping the bottom of the ocean 6 decades ago – scientists are still learning about Earth's last frontier
Born on July 30, 1920, geologist and cartographer Tharp changed scientific thinking about what lay at the bottom of the ocean – not a featureless flat, but rugged and varied terrain.
July 28, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: earth-science geology women-in-science women plate-tectonics maps mapping oceans cartography continents ocean-floor geosciences seamounts marine-geology continental-shelf
Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.
July 7, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: earth-science antarctic nasa arctic space-exploration oceans european-space-agency earth-observation
Sixty years after his father did it first, Kelly Walsh dives to the deepest point in Earth's oceans.
June 20, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: earth-science oceans pacific-ocean
Some locations on Earth, such as the UK, will be pictured at high resolution up to 12 times a day.
June 9, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: earth-science space-exploration earth-observation
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