Geophysics

Category archives for Geophysics

You’ve heard of the carbon cycle, maybe even the nitrogen cycle. But have you given much thought lately to the sulfur cycle? New research in last week’s Science suggests that we should be paying a bit more attention to the way this element moves through the atmosphere, biosphere, oceans and land. Over the last 500…

Earthquakes are once again in the news, this time in Mexico. Although it is only the biggest quakes that make international headlines, we might take a minute to contemplate other quakes – the ones you’ll never feel. So-called “slow” or “silent” earthquakes slip so softly they don’t even show up on regular seismographic equipment. As…