Marie Tharp’s groundbreaking maps brought the seafloor to the world

Walk the halls of an academic earth sciences department, and you’ll likely find displayed on a wall somewhere a strikingly beautiful map of the world’s ocean floors. Completed in 1977, the map represents the culmination of the unlikely, and underappreciated, career of Marie Tharp. Her three decades of work as a geologist and cartographer at […]

Ground-breaking discovery finally proves rain really can move mountains

IMAGE: First and corresponding author Dr Byron A. Adams in the steep terrain of the Greater Himalaya, central Bhutan. view more  Credit: Photo by second author Professor Kelin X Whipple. A pioneering technique which captures precisely how mountains bend to the will of raindrops has helped to solve a long-standing scientific enigma. The dramatic effect rainfall […]

Ground-breaking discovery finally proves rain really can move mountains — ScienceDaily

A pioneering technique which captures precisely how mountains bend to the will of raindrops has helped to solve a long-standing scientific enigma. The dramatic effect rainfall has on the evolution of mountainous landscapes is widely debated among geologists, but new research led by the University of Bristol and published today in Science Advances, clearly calculates […]

Groundbreaking discovery finally proves rain really can move mountains

Credit: Dr Byron Adams A pioneering technique that captures precisely how mountains bend to the will of raindrops has helped to solve a long-standing scientific enigma. The dramatic effect rainfall has on the evolution of mountainous landscapes is widely debated among geologists, but new research led by the University of Bristol and published today in […]