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Researchers shed new light on the pulse of plate tectonics

Monash researchers have shown for the first time that the melting of rocks within the Earth’s continental crust occurs in ‘pulses’.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 7 February, 2019
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Melbourne and Adelaide night temperatures amplified by heatwaves, study finds

As if the daytime heatwave temperatures weren’t bad enough, Melbourne and Adelaide residents will also have to put up with nightly temperatures significantly higher than surrounding rural areas thanks to amplification caused by the

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 24 January, 2019
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The largest mass extinction of all time began with forest ecosystem collapse, study finds

World-first international research involving a Monash palaeontologist has provided new new insights into what caused the biotic crisis known as  the ‘Mother of all Mass-Extinctions’ or the ‘Great Dying’, in

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 23 January, 2019
Warmer ocean temperatures and unusual wind patterns have contributed to a record decline of sea ice levels in Antarctica.

Ocean and wind changes cause Antarctic sea ice drop to record low

Warmer ocean temperatures, combined with unusual wind patterns, contributed to the record decline of sea ice levels in Antarctica, according to new research published in the prestigious international science journal Nature Communications<

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 18 January, 2019

High-profile climate change scientist to head Monash School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

New Zealand-based climate change scientist Professor Andrew Mackintosh has been appointed to lead Monash University’s School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, commencing May 2019.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 6 December, 2018

Climate scientists shed new light on what causes intensified warming

Long-term observations of surface temperatures show an intensified surface warming in Canada, Siberia, Alaska and in the Arctic Ocean relative to global mean temperature rise.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 20 November, 2018

Enigmatic Tasmanian rocks provide new insights on how the ‘supercontinent’ developed

An international study led by Monash scientists has found that Tasmania was likely to have been originally ‘attached’ to the western United States.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 26 October, 2018
Hail the new storm

Hail the new storm app for citizen scientists

If you are a stormchaser or just someone who loves the theatre of wind, lightning, heavy rain and hail when a storm whips through, then you are perfectly placed to help climate science.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 17 October, 2018
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Major fossil find sheds new light on the life a 100 million-year-old snail

An international research team from China, UK, Canada, and Monash University has discovered the first and oldest preserved soft tissue of a terrestrial gastropod – a snail – in the fossil record.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 12 October, 2018