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    The Effect of Wind Stress Anomalies and Location in Driving Pacific Subtropical Cells and Tropical Climate

    The importance of subtropical and extratropical zonal wind stress anomalies on Pacific Subtropical Cells (STCs) strength is assessed through several idealized and realistic numerical experiments with a global ocean model. Different zonal wind stress anomalies are employed, and their intensity is strengthened or weakened with respect to the climatological value throughout a suite of simulations. ...

  • British Geological Survey quantifies nitrate storage in unsaturated zone

    To estimate nitrate stored in the unsaturated zone on a global scale between 1900 and 2000, the British Geological Survey (BGS) linked mathematical models of nitrate leaching from the base of the soil zone with estimates of groundwater recharge, unsaturated-zone porosity, and the depth to groundwater. Its modeling showed substantial continuous increase in nitrate stored in the unsaturated zone ...

  • Raptor Speed & Data Quality Impresses

    ImpulseRadar, in conjunction with a local survey company recently conducted Raptor surveys in Los Angeles, California, as part of a US infrastructure project to evaluate railroad crossings at key intersections. GPR is a proven non-destructive method for the evaluation of roads and other paved surfaces, because of its ability to detect subsurface defects and measure construction layer ...


    By ImpulseRadar

  • LA-ICP-MS and LIBS Workshop from Applied Spectra and Analytik Jena

    Applied Spectra, Inc. is pleased to announce a two-day free LA-ICP-MS and LIBS workshop with Analytik Jena at Applied Spectra's Fremont headquarters, located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. The workshop will be held on ...


    By Applied Spectra, Inc. (ASI)

  • Caribou Appear to Keep up with Warming Arctic

    According to a recent study, Alaska caribou do not appear to be facing what is known as a mismatch, created when caribou migrate and give birth to calves at similar timeframes each year, while a warming climate has changed the peak availability of their food to earlier and earlier times of the year. “We observed long-term changes ...

  • Analytik Jena Presents Innovative Applications for its Elite Product Range of ICP-MS and ICP-OES Instruments at EWCPS 2017

    At this year’s European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry (EWCPS), February 19 – 24, Analytik Jena presents in various applications how the advanced technologies and analytical capabilities of the PlasmaQuant® Elite instruments benefit research work in many fields. Examples shown include the ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • US Mines Produced an Estimated $74.6 Billion in Minerals during 2016

    The information comes from the 40th annual Mineral Commodity Summaries report, the earliest comprehensive source of 2016 mineral production data for the world. It includes statistics on more than 88 mineral commodities that are important to the U.S. economy and national security. The report identifies events, trends and issues in the domestic and international minerals industries. “The ...

  • Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) – First Ever Quantitative Field Measurements of Lithium in Soils Using Handheld LIBS

    First Ever Quantitative Field Measurements of Lithium in Soils Using Handheld LIBS Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) has announced the first use of handheld LIBS to directly measure lithium in geological samples at the Seabrook Rare Metals Venture in Western Australia. The project utilized the SciAps Z-500, a handheld LIBS device developed and manufactured by SciAps, Inc. (Woburn, MA). ...


    By SciAps, Inc.

  • FL, GA, SC Beaches Face 80-95 Percent Chance of Erosion from Hurricane Matthew

    Millions of Americans are currently within Hurricane Matthew’s projected path, and as the powerful storm continues its approach to the Eastern Seaboard residents from South Florida to North Carolina are making preparations for what Matthew may bring. If Matthew’s current track remains constant, one thing is certain - this category four hurricane will bring wide-spread coastal erosion, ...

  • First research links California quakes to oil operations

    A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes. Researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Southern California and two French universities published their findings Thursday in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Regulators order reduced injection well volumes after quakes

    Operators of 27 oil and natural gas wastewater disposal wells in northwest Oklahoma must reduce volume due to the swarm of moderate earthquakes in the past week, state regulators said Wednesday. The implementation of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's plan calls for changes in the operation of wells about 100 miles northwest of Oklahoma City near Fairview. The commission said the total ...


    By Associated Press

  • TechLine: Newly Released Study Highlights Significant Utica Shale Potential

    A pioneering study led by West Virginia University, and financially supported by the Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and 14 industry members of the Utica Shale Appalachian Basin Exploration Consortium, indicates that the newly explored Utica Shale, which underlies the better-known Marcellus Shale, could hold far more natural gas and oil than previously ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Study: No fracking bonanza for California`s Monterey Shale

    A U.S. Geological Survey report out Tuesday downgrades the fracking potential of California's vast Monterey Shale oil deposits. The study is the latest to lower a 2011 federal energy estimate that billed the Monterey Shale as a game-changer for U.S. oil, with what was then estimated at 13.7 billion barrels of recoverable oil overall. Instead, the U.S. Geological Survey's new study said, the most ...


    By Associated Press

  • EQuIS for EVS Export – Using the EQuIS™ for EVS Interface – Aug2015

    This entry-level EarthSoft Office Hour Video reviews the EQuIS for EVS interface. Quickly export EQuIS data to Environmental Visualization System (EVS) with the EQuIS for EVS interface. Select and export EQuIS locations and coordinates, lithology and geology, and chemistry for gridding, model building, geostatistics, animation, and interactive fence-diagrams. TABLE of CONTENTS 00:58 ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Sinorock has world class rock bolt

    Sinorock rock bolts are ideal for micropiles, soil nails, and tie down and tie back anchors in difficult ground conditions like weathered and decomposed rock, round gravel, sand and clay soils for either permanent or temporary use. Rock bolts are non-tensioned, in-situ reinforcement for the stability of excavations and embankments in ...


    By sinorock

  • Idaho aquifer decline could hinder radioactive monitoring

    A continued drop in underground water levels could make it more difficult to monitor the movement of radioactive contamination in an aquifer below an eastern Idaho nuclear facility, scientists say. Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey in a 36-page report released Monday said the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer level has dropped below ...


    By Associated Press

  • Study: Mega injections of wastewater triggers more quakes

    The more oil and gas companies pump their saltwater waste into the ground, and the faster they do it, the more they have triggered earthquakes in the central United States, a massive new study found. An unprecedented recent jump in quakes in America's heartland can be traced to the stepped up rate that drilling wastewater is injected deep below the surface, according to a study in Thursday's ...


    By Associated Press

  • Geology rocks! Join us at the 8th Petroleum Geology Conference

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first North Sea discovery and this will be the central theme of the 8th Petroleum Geology Conference (PGCVIII), to be held in London on 28-30 September 2015. The event is entitled Petroleum Geology of Northwest Europe: 50 years of learning - a platform for present value and future success. Bruce Levell, Co-Chair of the PGC Technical Committee, says, ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Wood Review Call for Evidence

    In June 2013 I took the opportunity to commission Sir Ian Wood to undertake a comprehensive review of the regulation and stewardship of the UK’s hydrocarbon reserves. The resultant Wood Review made recommendations that will refresh the management of the UK Continental Shelf in a profound way that will benefit both the UK economy as well as the myriad businesses involved in the recovery of ...

  • IHS Inc. Provides $1.25 Million Gift of Industry Leading IHS Petra Geological and Engineering Analysis Software to Texas Tech University

    Engineering students at Texas Tech University will now have access to IHS Petra®, a powerful software tool for geological, engineering and petrophysical analysis, thanks to a $1.25 million donation from IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading source of critical information and insight. “We are pleased to be able to make this significant gift of IHS Petra to Texas Tech, which is a global ...


    By IHS Markit

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