Nature Geoscience




Earth’s Ancient Atmosphere Was Thin

Early Earth’s air weighed less than half of today’s atmosphere, according to a new study. Bubbles trapped in 2.7 billion-year-old rocks show that air at that…


Raindrop Splashes Put Carbon In To Air

A cleansing rain falls and a soil-filled mist arises. Researchers find that a raindrop splash is a surprise source of fine soil particles in the atmosphere. The…


Study Plots Greenland Melt Water

Study reveals the fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland. A team of researchers has discovered what happens to the freshwater that pours into the surrounding oceans as…


Gas Hydrates Can Slow Ice Sheet Flow

Ice streams can be slowed down by gas hydrates. These fast-moving rivers of ice that flow from the centre of an ice sheet to the oceans, can be…