Category Archives: Rock

Saharan dust: the Amazon’s fertiliser

Most PhD students try to perfect a way of describing their research in a few sentences. These ‘elevator pitches’ (cringe) come in useful when meeting new people at seminars, conferences or the pub. My own little snippet is this: dust … Continue reading

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Resurfacing the ocean floor

The theory of plate tectonics is considered one of the true paradigm shifts in the natural sciences. It explains large-scale geologic changes by motions of the Earth’s lithosphere, which is made up of seven major tectonic plates and many minor … Continue reading

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Like a Rock in a River

Stones and large rocks often scatter across river beds, some protruding above the surface, and some below. If you pay close attention you will see that the water reacts in different ways as it flows past each of these obstacles. … Continue reading

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