The Atlas Mountains defy the standard model for mountain structure in which high topography must have deep roots for support, according to a new study from earth scientists at USC Dornsife.
In a new model, the researchers… more>
The Caribbean islands have been pushed east over the past 50 million years, driven by the movement of the Earth’s viscous mantle against the more rooted South American continent, new research by geophysicists in USC… more>
For the first time, an active delamination of continental lithosphere has been found beneath the Colorado Plateau. Meghan Miller, assistant professor of earth sciences in USC Dornsife, and her team’s discovery is… more>