Public Release: 

This week from AGU: Mercury's spin, New Zealand fault, early-career scientists and research

American Geophysical Union

Mercury's movements give scientists peek inside the planet

The first measurements of Mercury's movements from a spacecraft orbiting the planet reveal new insights about the makeup of the solar system's innermost world and its interactions with other planetary bodies, found a new study recently accepted in Geophysical Research Letters.

New research calls for rethinking of New Zealand's Alpine Fault The major fault line of New Zealand's Alpine Fault, which runs almost the entire length of the South Island, has been assumed to be a near vertical crack. However, a new study of seismic data in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems has revealed the fault line becomes flatter at depth.
Helping early-career researchers succeed

Early-career scientists face many hurdles. Targeted programs can help them build skills, ease workloads, and form the collaborations they need to advance their careers.

First observation of pulsating auroras in space

This video taken above Canada on February 19, 2014, shows the first satellite view of pulsating auroras, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters.

New research papers

Anomalous carbon uptake in Australia as seen by GOSAT, Geophysical Research Letters

Cloud organization and growth during the transition from suppressed to active MJO conditions, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

Ensemble modeling of the 23 July 2012 coronal mass ejection, Space Weather

MARSIS remote sounding of localized density structures in the dayside Martian ionosphere: A study of controlling parameters, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics


Find research spotlights from AGU journals and sign up for weekly E-Alerts, including research spotlights, on Register for access to AGU journal papers in the AGU newsroom.

The American Geophysical Union is dedicated to advancing the Earth and space sciences for the benefit of humanity through its scholarly publications, conferences, and outreach programs. AGU is a not-for-profit, professional, scientific organization representing more than 60,000 members in 139 countries. Join our conversation on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media channels.

Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.