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Public Release: 23-Apr-2013
Geophysical Research Letters
AGU journal highlights -- 23 April 2013
Featured in this release are research papers on the following topics: "Beachfront nourishment decisions: the "sucker-free rider" problem," "Identifying the physical processes that control the stratigraphic record," "Uplift of Zagros Mountains slows down convergence of two plates," "Extensive Antarctic campaign finds cold bias in satellite records," "Measuring tidal displacement using GPS," and "Hydrology affects carbon storage potential of prairie potholes."

Contact: Mary Catherine Adams
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 23-Apr-2013
EARTH: Denying sea-level rise
In 2009, the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission, a body that controls and regulates coastal development in North Carolina, asked 13 members of its advisory Science Panel to prepare a report on the state of sea-level rise in North Carolina. After the report was published, there was a subsequent maelstrom regarding its utility and validity. In this month's issue of EARTH Magazine, Orrin Pilkey and Alexander Glass from Duke University describe what happened.

Contact: Megan Sever
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 23-Apr-2013
International Association for Great Lakes Research Annual Conference
AWRI researcher honored for Lake Michigan outreach efforts
Janet Vail, associate research scientist at Grand Valley State University's Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon, will be given the prestigious 2013 Jack Vallentyne Award by the International Association for Great Lakes Research.

Contact: Nate Hoekstra
Grand Valley State University

Public Release: 23-Apr-2013
Geosphere features top geoscience technology, including LiDAR, EarthScope, CHIRP, ALSM, and IODP
Geosphere papers posted online 4 and 17 April 2013 use LiDAR, ALSM (Airborne Laser Swath Mapping), EarthScope, CHIRP (compressed high-intensity radar pulse), and IODP (International Ocean Drilling Program) data to further geoscientists' understanding of the nature of Earth. New locations studied: Sakhalin, in the Russian far east; Peña de Bernal nation monument, México; and Andalshatten batholith, central Norway. Geosphere's online-only articles feature a variety of article lengths, stunning figures, and animations or 3-D digital displays.

Contact: Kea Giles
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 23-Apr-2013
Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Study: Source of organic matter affects Bay water quality
A study led by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science reveals that organic carbon in runoff from urbanized landscapes is more likely to persist as it is carried downstream, thus contributing to low-oxygen "dead zones" in coastal waters.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Malmquist
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Public Release: 23-Apr-2013
Insights into deadly coral bleaching could help preserve reefs
Coral reefs are stressed because of climate change. Researchers from Northwestern University and The Field Museum of Natural History have discovered corals themselves play a role in their susceptibility to deadly coral bleaching due to the light-scattering properties of their skeletons. No one else has shown this before. Using optical technology designed for early cancer detection, the researchers discovered that reef-building corals scatter light in different ways to the symbiotic algae that feed the corals.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 23-Apr-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Israeli scientists discover why soft corals have unique pulsating motion
Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have discovered why Heteroxenia corals pulsate. Their work, which resolves an old scientific mystery, appears in the current issue of PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the US).
Israel National Science Foundation

Contact: Jerry Barach
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 23-Apr-2013
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
Sea turtles inspire beach-walking robot
A sea turtle-inspired robot has been created by a group of researchers in the US to help understand the mechanics of walking and crawling on complex surfaces.

Contact: Michael Bishop
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 23-Apr-2013
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
Baby sea turtles and flipper-driven robot reveal principles of moving on sand
Based on a study of both hatchling sea turtles and "FlipperBot" -- a robot with flippers -- researchers have learned principles for how both robots and turtles move on granular surfaces such as sand.
National Science Foundation, Army Research Laboratory, Army Research Office, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 22-Apr-2013
Atlantic cod in for even more stress?
Researchers have known for some years that the Atlantic cod beats the retreat in the direction of the Arctic when the waters in its traditional habitat become too warm. In summer, shoals from the Atlantic Ocean, for example, are now moving up as far as Spitsbergen into the waters the Arctic cod calls its own.

Contact: Sina Loeschke
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 22-Apr-2013
Study shows reproductive effects of pesticide exposure span generations
North Carolina State University researchers studying aquatic organisms called Daphnia have found that exposure to a chemical pesticide has impacts that span multiple generations -- causing the so-called "water fleas" to produce more male offspring, and causing reproductive problems in female offspring.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 22-Apr-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Biological activity alters the ability of sea spray to seed clouds
Ocean biology alters the chemical composition of sea spray in ways that influence their ability to form clouds over the ocean. That's the conclusion of a team of scientists using a new approach to study tiny atmospheric particles called aerosols that can influence climate by absorbing or reflecting sunlight and seeding clouds.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Susan Brown
University of California - San Diego

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