Carbon capture and geological storage - opportunities and challenges.

Distinguished ANU alumnus, Professor Peter Cook will be speaking at RSES on 30th October, 4-5pm. Peter is one of Australia's foremost scientists in the areas of energy and greenhouse technology.

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Australian volcanic mystery explained

Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery surrounding Australia’s only active volcanic area, in the country’s southeast.

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The 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. The mountain range was similar in scale to the Himalayas and spanned at least 2,500 kilometres...

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Sea level rise over past century unmatched in 6,000 years

In a groundbreaking new study, RSES scientists show that the 20cm of sea level rise observed during the 20th century is very unusual compared to past sea level fluctuations

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Human hands are all over Australia’s hottest ever year

Australia’s hottest year on record in 2013 would’ve been “virtually impossible” without human-driven climate change, with the record temperatures made 2,000 times more likely due to greenhouse gases.

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Ancient sea level changes

Research published in Nature Communications shows that sea level rose as fast as 5.5 meters per century at times in the past 500,000 years

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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 in the Earth Sciences and offers undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as Higher Degree Research opportunities.

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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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Meet the new supercomputer

Meet the new supercomputer

Dr Andy Hogg discusses his research on the role of the ocean in climate change and explains the computational processes behind his research.

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Events

23
Oct
2014
Speakers: Prof. Phil Bland (Department of Applied Geology, Curtin University, Perth)
30
Oct
2014
Speakers: Prof. Peter J. Cook (University of Melbourne)

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