Copper-Gold deposits linked to gas-solid reactions and salts

The research is part of a series of new international studies on how copper forms, published in Nature Geoscience

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Turning up the heat in the world’s oceans

A comprehensive synthesis of marine palaeoclimate records has revealed how tropical ocean temperatures evolved over the past four centuries.

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Field trip to Paradise - One Tree Island

Starting the year with a field trip is a great introduction to studying Earth Sciences. Students traveled to One Tree Island in the Great Barrier Reef in order to study a unique and complex ecosystem.

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How copper forms around volcanoes

RSES scientists have discovered how copper ore forms around volcanoes.

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Carbon release from ocean helped end ice age

Scientists have found a release of carbon dioxide stored deep in the ocean helped warm the planet and bring it out of the last ice age.

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Evidence from warm past confirms IPCC estimates of climate sensitivity

Scientists have for the first time constructed a detailed record of carbon dioxide fluctuations from the Pliocene epoch, around three million years ago, when the Earth was most recently warmer than today.

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Welcome to the Research School of Earth Sciences

Planet Earth is an amazing place - it is constantly moving and its surface is always changing. At the centre of the Earth, temperatures are as high as they are on the surface of the Sun. Over billions of years, this has caused continents to drift apart and oceans to open and close. The study of Earth and marine sciences is fundamental to our understanding of the precious balance of life on Earth and how the Solar System in which we live was formed.

Our focus is on both Earth processes and environmental science. The Research School of Earth Sciences has many world leading researchers and offers undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as Higher Degree Research opportunities.

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Research stories

Human hands are all over Australia's hottest ever year

In 2013, heat records fell like dominoes.

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Scientists find ancient mountains that fed early life

Scientists find ancient mountains that fed early life

Scientists have found evidence for a huge mountain range that sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years ago.

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Seising up the competition

Malcolm Sambridge and the Seismometers in Schools (AusSIS) team won the education category of the 2013 Innovation Challenge.

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Martian minerals made by microbes?

Discovery of microbe-made stevensite on Earth raises questions about minerals found on Mars.

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Research at RSES

Research at RSES

The Research School of Earth Sciences in The Australian National University is Australia’s leading academic research institution in the earth sciences and consistently very highly ranked internationally.

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Starting An Ice Age

New research linking deep-sea temperature and ice-volume has revealed how ice ages can come about, with Dr Gavin Foster from the Ocean and Earth Science department at the University of Southampton and Prof.

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