January 19, 2017
Professor David Rowley is the lead author of a new study that combines a geological study of the East Pacific Rise with mantle modeling to show that heat from the core is responsible for roughly half of plate dynamics. This is a shocking revision of previous thinking, which held that plate tectonics was largely driven by plate cooling at the surface. “The implication of our work is that textbooks will need to be rewritten,” says Rowley.
January 13, 2017
In a new paper published in PNAS, assistant professor Malte Jansen suggests that the inferred changes in the glacial deep ocean circulation and stratification are driven by sea ice processes around Antarctica, which in turn can be directly attributed to atmospheric temperature differences.
January 12, 2017
Jeremy Bassis, an associate professor at the University of Michigan and former postdoc of Doug MacAyeal in our department, has won a Presidential Early Career Award. Jeremy is a glaciologist whose research focuses on ice sheet dynamics. Congratulations Jeremy!