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The island of El Hierro, which is the least populated, smallest, and youngest member of the Canary Islands, has been in the spotlight of scientists working on ocean island basalts in the last couple of years. (Ocean island basalts are … Continue reading
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Summer time in research groups usually means two things: conferences and field work. For me this summer it was field work and I had my first postdoctoral research trip to Iceland. Along with myself was Margaret Hartley a lecturer in … Continue reading
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The last few blog posts have been out of this world, so I thought this week I would bring it down to Earth and tell you about the fieldwork I have been carrying out in Iceland for my PhD. My … Continue reading
Tagged Dating, Earth, fieldwork, Helium, Iceland, Lava, Noble Gases, PhD, Subglacial, U/Th-He, Volcano
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The transmissions have been broadcast, the crowds satiated and the science explained. Last weekend saw the closing of this summer’s series of Live from Jodrell Bank concerts. Throughout the series we have seen the likes of headline acts Australian Pink … Continue reading
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Subglacial volcanoes. What are they you might ask? Well this week our blog is taking a different turn and I’ll be explaining what a certain type of subglacial volcano called tuyas are and how they’re formed. Tuyas are volcanoes that … Continue reading