Geologists to Shed Light on the Mantle with 3D Model

Earth’s mantle—the 2,900-kilometer-thick layer of rock beneath the crust—remains enigmatic, even to the scientists who study it. “When it comes to the deep Earth, which is one of the unexplored frontiers of our planet, we simply can’t drill deep enough to make any measurements of temperature or composition,” said Pritwiraj Moulik, a postdoctoral […]

A Geologist’s Guide to Exploring and Understanding Iceland

Iceland’s landscape has been shaped by dramatic forces over 30 million years. Its formation and ongoing evolution offers a masterclass in geophysical processes. Iceland: Tectonics, Volcanics, and Glacial Features, a book recently published by AGU, presents a comprehensive regional guide to the landscape of this unique island. We asked the author of the […]