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Drought-stricken landscape

Study finds new blueprint for El Niño diversity

An international study involving Monash climate scientists has identified key mechanisms that cause El Niño events to differ amongst each other.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 26 July, 2018

Monash geologist awarded $710,000 Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant

The ARC has awarded a Monash scientist $710,000 over four years for a research project to develop technologies to mitigate 3D geological risk in resources management.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 18 June, 2018
The Grand Canyon

Ancient Grand Canyon rocks provide new insights into continental flooding

An international study involving a Monash geologist suggests that major continental flooding events occurred much faster than previously thought.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 29 May, 2018
Research sheds new light on understanding Pacific Trade Winds

Research sheds new light on understanding Pacific Trade Winds

Named for their ability to help sailors with trade in the 14th century, the ‘Pacific Trade Winds’, had a profound influence on political geography with captains using them to cross the

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 22 May, 2018
Professor Peter Cawood

Monash Earth scientist elected as fellow to Australian Academy of Science

The Australian Academy of Science has elected an internationally renowned geologist as Fellow to the Academy.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 22 May, 2018
Climate change

Monash scientists partner in new ARC centre on extreme weather and climate

Monash Science is set to play a key role in studying climate change with the appointment of four top researchers from the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment to the new ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 11 April, 2018
The hypsilophodont dinosaur. Credit: Dr Peter Trusler

Fossil bone tissue provides new insights into the lives of Australia’s polar dinosaurs

Research involving two Monash palaeontologists has produced the first life history reconstructions of the small plant-eating dinosaurs from Victoria, Australia.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 19 January, 2018

Nuclear technology unlocks 50-million-year-old time capsules

A scientific analysis of fossilised tree resin has caused a rethink of Australia’s prehistoric ecosystem, and could pave the way to recovering more preserved palaeobiological artefacts from the time of dinosaurs or prehistoric mammals.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 11 December, 2017

Volcanoes: forecasting eruptions an inexact science

Volcanoes are majestic in appearance and the largest mountains on our planet. Measured from the seafloor, Hawaii’s Big Island is taller than Mt Everest. From the tropical islands of Hawaii to the snow-covered, iconic peaks at Mt Fuji, Mt

Features and Opinion 31 October, 2017