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Researchers from the School of Geosciences use artificial intelligence to combine satellite data and climate records to reconstruct annual maps of forest changes due to deforestation and climate in the Amazon Basin.

This ...

Published on : Thu, 16/11/2017
51 Best Places to See Scotland's Geology

51 localities across the country have been chosen by a panel of expert volunteers as the Best Places where people can see, enjoy and engage with Scotland’s incredible geology.

Published on : Fri, 13/10/2017
N Gourmelen - Ice Shelf Appears Flat

Satellite images have helped scientists shed light on melting from the underside of Antarctica’s ice shelves.

Their findings help to explain the formation of huge inverted canyons in the underbelly of ice shelves....

Published on : Wed, 11/10/2017
GeoSciences PhD student Rory McKavney collecting samples as part of this study

Natural deposits of helium gas – best known for its use in party balloons – could help aid the safe production of shale or coal gas, research suggests.

The discovery of high levels of helium in UK coal seams could help scientists to monitor the...

Published on : Fri, 29/09/2017
Heike Langenberg, Nature Geoscience Chief Editor

Dr Heike Langenberg, Chief Editor of Nature Geoscience, visited the School and gave a short talk to an enthusiastic audience.  Staff and students were given the unique opportunity to question the Nature Geoscience Chief Editor on a number of topics...

Published on : Thu, 28/09/2017