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Is global heating hiding out in the oceans? Parts of Pacific warming 15 times faster than in past 10,000 years
A recent slowdown in global warming has led some skeptics to renew their claims that industrial carbon emissions are not causing a century-long rise in Earth's surface temperatures. But rather than letting humans off the hook, a new study in the leading journal Science adds support to the idea that the oceans are taking up some of the excess heat, at least for the moment. In a reconstruction of Pacific Ocean temperatures in the last 10,000 years, researchers have found that its middle depths have warmed 15 times faster in the last 60 years than they did during apparent natural warming cycles in the previous 10,000.
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Goldschmidt 2014: Call for Sessions
We are asking the community to spot any potential gaps in the science program. If you can spot an important topic that might attract at least 20 presentations which is not currently part of the program, then we would be grateful if you could suggest a sessions to fill that gap in the program. Please use the session suggestion form on the Goldschmidt2014 website to suggest a session. The deadline for the call for sessions is Monday, Nov. 11. All suggestions will be reviewed by the Science Committee, and proposers notified during December 2013.
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Goldschmidt 2014: Call for Workshops
Over 400 delegates participated in workshops before the Florence Goldschmidt, and there will be an opportunity to run workshops again immediately before Goldschmidt2014. This is a really convenient time for graduate students and others, as they will be together in California for the conference in any case. As with last year, the conference can provide all the administration of the workshop, so all an Organizer needs to do is suggest a title and prepare the materials.

If you would like to run a workshop immediately before Goldschmidt2014 which would attract more than 20 participants, please complete the application form available from the workshop information page on the conference website and return it to the conference helpdesk before Dec. 1. This form will provide the Organizing Committee with enough information to select the workshops to be approved at their meeting early in December. The Organizers of approved workshops will then need to produce a final set of specifications and advertising materials by Jan. 10 so that the forms for delegates to use to book places at workshops can open on Feb. 1.

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Geochemical Career Center

New! Assistant or Associate Professor - Lithogeochemistry (Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA)

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New! Roger E. Deane Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada)

Tenure Track Assistant Professor-Geochemistry (Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA)

Faculty Member in Geobiology or Paleobiology (UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Research Associate in Raman Spectroscopy (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA)

Assistant Professor of Coastal Systems and Geochemistry (University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, USA)

Tenured Full Professor in Organic Geochemistry (University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany)

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in Geochemistry, Cosmochemistry, and Astrobiology (Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, DC, USA)

Assistant Professor, Isotope Geochemistry (Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA)

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New in GCA (v.120, 01 November 2013)
REE and Hf distribution among mineral phases in the CV–CK clan: A way to explain present-day Hf isotopic variations in chondrites

Thermodynamics of Al-substitution in Fe-oxyhydroxides

Application of 34S analysis for elucidating terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems: Evidence of animal movement/husbandry practices in an early Viking community around Lake Mývatn, Iceland

A comprehensive stochastic model of phyllosilicate dissolution: Structure and kinematics of etch pits formed on muscovite basal face

Erratum to "An experimental study of trace element partitioning between zircon and melt as a function of oxygen fugacity" [Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2012) 196–212]

The oxygen isotope equilibrium fractionation between sulfite species and water

Light element distributions (N, B, Li) in Baltic Basin bentonites record organic sources

Carbonic acid ionization and the stability of sodium bicarbonate and carbonate ion pairs to 200 °C – A potentiometric and spectrophotometric study

Controls on trace-element partitioning in cave-analogue calcite

Ba isotopic compositions in stardust SiC grains from the Murchison meteorite: Insights into the stellar origins of large SiC grains

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2014 CIDER Summer Program: Application deadline Jan. 31
The 2014 CIDER summer program will be held at the KITP in Santa Barbara (CA) from June 22- Aug. 1, 2014, on the theme: "Dynamics of Planetary Interiors". Weeks 1-2 (June 22-July 5) of this six week program will provide the opportunity for groups of scientists to interact freely. Weeks 3-6 (July 6 to Aug. 1) is a tutorial and workshop program for advanced graduate students and post-docs. Senior scientists are welcome at any point in the program, but priority will be given to those that stay for at least two weeks. The CIDER program is sponsored by the NSF/FESD program.
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Meteorite study suggests carbon capture locked up Mars atmosphere
Digital Journal
East Kilbride - Examination of a meteorite that's believed to have fallen to Earth around 3,000 years ago has provided clues as to how Mars lost its atmosphere, previously rich in carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Yellowstone volcano's killer hazard: Earthquakes
Discovery News
A supervolcano blasting Yellowstone National Park to smithereens may capture the imagination, but the region's real risk comes from earthquakes, researchers reported in Denver on Sunday (Oct. 27) at the Geological Society of America's annual meeting.
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NASA advances world's first spaceborne sodium lidar: Small-scale measurements of Earth's mesosphere sought
It's used as a coolant in nuclear power plants and as a desiccant to remove humidity that otherwise would ruin moisture-sensitive products. Found in every cell in the human body, it transmits nerve impulses and regulates blood pressure. And as it turns out, sodium — the sixth most abundant element in Earth's crust — also is useful as a tracer for characterizing Earth's mesosphere, a poorly understood region of Earth's atmosphere that's sensitive to both the influences from the sun above and the atmospheric layers below.
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Hotspot? Not! Antarctic volcanoes' surprising source
The mystery of how an Antarctic underwater volcano chain formed may have finally been solved. The Marie Byrd Seamounts are a group of eight large volcanoes and many small cones spanning the seafloor offshore of West Antarctica.
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NASA study finds carbon worlds may be waterless
California Institute of Technology
Our sun is a carbon-poor star. As a result, our planet Earth is made up largely of silicates, not carbon. Stars with much more carbon than the sun, on the other hand, are predicted to make planets chock full of carbon, and perhaps even layers of diamond.
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