Earth, Atmosphere and Environment news

Fossil frozen behavior

Monash led international study reveals major new Australian fossil discovery

Monash palaeontologists have identified the oldest known animals and plants in Australia preserved in amber.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 3 April, 2020

Gold digger – scientists identify new areas for gold exploration

A study led by Monash geologists has provided new insights on where gold explorers should consider looking for the precious metal.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 21 February, 2020
Greenland

Hidden past of Earth’s oldest continents unearthed

New international research involving Monash University geologists presents a novel way to understand the structure and formation of our oldest continents.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 28 January, 2020
Australian hot and dry extremes

Extraordinarily warm temperatures above Antarctica cause hot and dry extremes in Australia, researchers warn

Changes in springtime winds high above the South Pole are set to trigger higher than usual temperatures and fire-prone weather conditions in Australia, an international study involving Monash scientists has warned.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 8 October, 2019
The rate of crustal growth and recycling on the early Earth have been significantly underestimated.

Monash study sheds new light on how the Earth’s crust was formed

A new international study led by a Monash geoscientist has found that more crust was formed on the early Earth than previously thought.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 24 September, 2019

Global Day of Climate Action, why it matters

There is no doubt about it – climate change is one of the biggest threats to civilisation, according to Professor Andrew Mackintosh, who heads the Monash School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment (EAE).

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 20 September, 2019
The Earth viewed from space

Mathematical modelling sheds new light on how continents may have formed

Life is unique to our planet.

Or is it?

Central to this question is the emergence of plate tectonics, which transported oxygen and water from the Earth’s interior to the atmosphere and formed mountain highs and deep oceans,

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 13 September, 2019

Investigating thunderstorms to better predict when they might strike

Thunder claps, lightning bolts, wind and hail – all the opera of an ordinary thunderstorm – aren't entirely understood by climate scientists. As the planet warms, thunderstorms are expected to become more intense, but no one can

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 15 August, 2019
Close lookup of Mars

Space snacks – if there’s life on Mars, they’re likely to be eating cosmic dust

Mars is a barren and inhospitable place, however, scientists think there is a chance that simple lifeforms such as microbes may still exist on the planet. But if they are out there – what are they eating?

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 16 July, 2019