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Monthly Archives: October 2016


Aurica – the new supercontinent

What if the Atlantic and the Pacific would close together to form a new supercontinent? This is a new hypothesis published this month in the journal Geological Magazine by researchers from Instituto Dom Luiz-FCUL, VU-Amsterdam and Monash University. To understand the implications of this new idea we have to go back to a time when [...]

By |2016-11-22T10:16:15+00:00October 28th, 2016|Geology, Geophysics|0 Comments

Francisco Martínez receives “Best Geophysical PhD Thesis” award, attributed by the J. García-Siñeriz Foundation

Francisco Martínez, IDL's researcher, received the award that distinguishes the best Geophysical Pure or Applied Doctoral Thesis made in Spanish or Ibero-American Universities. The topic of Francisco's PhD thesis is "Detection and characterization of karstic caves: integration of geological and geophysical techniques". More information about the J. García-Siñeriz Foundation and the award here. Extended Abstract [...]

By |2016-11-08T09:11:37+00:00October 26th, 2016|Geophysics|0 Comments

Understanding the complex links betwen fire and climate, an article by an international team which includes Ricardo Trigo from IDL, on this month’s news of Environmental Research Web

The article "Objective identification of multiple large fire climatologies: an application to a Mediterranean ecosystem" was recently published in Environmental Research Letters. The authors have classified summer large fires in Mediterranean France for the period 1973 to 2012, according to their local-scale weather conditions; offering a better understanding of the variations in fire activity and [...]

By |2016-10-11T12:07:33+00:00October 10th, 2016|Climate|0 Comments