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Enhanced Mediterranean water cycle explains increased humidity during MIS 3 in North Africa (2019)
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Rogerson, M., Dublyansky, Y., Hoffman, D. L., Luetscher, M., Töchterle, P., & Spötl, C. (2019). Enhanced Mediterranean water cycle explains increased humidity during MIS 3 in North Africa. Climate of the Past, 15, 1757–1769. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2018-134

We report a new fluid inclusion dataset from Northeast Libyan speleothem SC-06-01, which is the largest speleothem fluid inclusion dataset for North Africa to date. The stalagmite was sampled in Susah cave, a low altitude coastal site, in Cyrenaica,... Read More about Enhanced Mediterranean water cycle explains increased humidity during MIS 3 in North Africa.

Global warming leads to Early Triassic nutrient stress across northern Pangea (2019)
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Grasby, S. E., Knies, J., Beauchamp, B., Bond, D. P. G., Wignall, P., & Sun, Y. (in press). Global warming leads to Early Triassic nutrient stress across northern Pangea. Geological Society of America Bulletin, TBC, https://doi.org/10.1130/B32036.1

The largest extinction in Earth history, in the latest Permian, was followed throughout most of the Early Triassic by a prolonged period of ecologic recovery. What factors delayed biotic recovery are still under debate and partly revolve around impac... Read More about Global warming leads to Early Triassic nutrient stress across northern Pangea.

Controls on the Formation of Microbially-Induced Sedimentary Structures and Biotic Recovery in the Lower Triassic of Arctic Canada (2019)
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Wignall, P., Bond, D., Grasby, S., Pruss, S., & Peakall, J. (in press). Controls on the Formation of Microbially-Induced Sedimentary Structures and Biotic Recovery in the Lower Triassic of Arctic Canada. Geological Society of America Bulletin, https://doi.org/10.1130/B35229.1

Microbially-induced sedimentary structures (MISS) are reportedly widespread in the Early Triassic and their occurrence is attributed to either the extinction of marine grazers (allowing mat preservation) during the Permo-Triassic mass extinction or t... Read More about Controls on the Formation of Microbially-Induced Sedimentary Structures and Biotic Recovery in the Lower Triassic of Arctic Canada.

Natural fracture propping and earthquake-induced oil migration in fractured basement reservoirs (2019)
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Holdsworth, R. E., McCaffrey, K. J. W., Dempsey, E., Roberts, N. M. W., Hardman, K., Morton, A., …Robertson, A. (2019). Natural fracture propping and earthquake-induced oil migration in fractured basement reservoirs. Geology, 47(8), 700-704. https://doi.org/10.1130/G46280.1

The geological processes that create fluid storage capacity and connectivity in global fractured basement reservoirs are poorly understood compared to conventional hydrocarbon plays. Hosting potentially multi-billion barrels of oil, the upfaulted P... Read More about Natural fracture propping and earthquake-induced oil migration in fractured basement reservoirs.

Mediterranean isolation preconditioning the Earth System for late Miocene climate cooling (2019)
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Capella, W., Flecker, R., Hernández-Molina, F. J., Simon, D., Meijer, P. T., Rogerson, M., …Krijgsman, W. (in press). Mediterranean isolation preconditioning the Earth System for late Miocene climate cooling. Scientific reports, 9, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-40208-2

© 2019, The Author(s). A global Neogene cooling trend culminated ~7 million years ago with the onset of Greenland glaciation. Increased ocean-atmosphere interaction and low- to high-latitude circulation are thought to be key factors in reorganizing... Read More about Mediterranean isolation preconditioning the Earth System for late Miocene climate cooling.

Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation (2019)
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McCumskay, R., Tang, P. L., Mckumskay, R., Rogerson, M., Waller, C., & Forster, R. (2019). Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation. Spectroscopy, 34(2), 54-60

Debris in the marine environment can be either natural, such as floating vegetation or volcanic ash deposits, or man-made. The man-made human sources cover the whole gamut of material types, from sewage, glass, mineral, fabric and, of increasing conc... Read More about Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation.

A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends (2017)
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Azpiroz-Zabala, M., Cartigny, M. J. B., Sumner, E. J., Clare, M. A., Talling, P. J., Parsons, D. R., & Cooper, C. (2017). A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends. Geophysical research letters, 44(23), 11,932-11,941. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017gl075721

Meandering channels formed by geophysical flows (e.g., rivers and seafloor turbidity currents) include the most extensive sediment transport systems on Earth. Previous measurements from rivers show how helical flow at meander bends plays a key role i... Read More about A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends.