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Two pictures taken by Santiago Giralt featured in the book 'Images of Arctic Science'

Two pictures taken by Santiago Giralt during a fieldwork campaign in Greenland in 2019 have been featured in the book 'Images of Arctic Science'. The book presents the best photos submitted to the 'INTERACT Photo Competition' organized by INTERACT, a... Read more

19-10-2020 Institutional News

The second edition of the Technical Workshop on Geoenergy in Catalonia will be focused on the use of geothermal energy within the cities

  The second edition of the Technical Workshop on Geoenergy in Catalonia will be held online next 6th and 13rth of November. The Geothermal Working Group of the Cluster of Efficient Energy in Catalonia, of which GEO3BCN-CSIC is an active member... Read more

15-10-2020 Institutional News

Special issue on crystal deformation research coedited by Maria Gema Llorens

Maria Gema Llorens, Juan de la Cierva researcher at Geosciences Barcelona - CSIC (GEO3BCN-CSIC), is one of the guest editors of the special issue entitled 'Crystal Deformation' run by the journal Crystals, along with Brahmananda Pramanik, Ph.D., P.E... Read more

13-10-2020 Research News

Irene Pérez Cáceres participates in the "Outono Xelóxico"

Irene Pérez Cáceres, researcher at GEO3BCN-CSIC, has participated in the first edition of “Outono Xeolóxico” (Geological Autumn), an outreach event organized by the Montañas do Courel Geopark (Galicia). Last 4 of October, Perez led one of the schedul... Read more

08-10-2020 Institutional News

Glacial lakes hide the Antarctica's climate history

Subglacial lakes, hidden under the Antarctic ice sheets, constitute the opportunity to study the last 20,000 years of evolution of the Antarctica's climate in much more detail. This is one of the main conclusions of the chapter ‘Holocene environmenta... Read more

07-10-2020 Research News

A review of ‘Quaternary ecology, evolution, and biogeography’ featured in Quaternary Science Reviews

November’s volume of Quaternary Science Review publishes a review of the book 'Quaternary ecology, evolution and biogeography', recently written by Valentí Rull, researcher at Geosciences Barcelona - CSIC (GEO3BCN-CSIC). ... Read more

05-10-2020 Institutional News

RawMatCop Academy 2020 will be held online

'RawMatCop Academy, Copernicus for RawMaterials' course will be held online on 13, 15, 20, 22 of October from 9.30 till 13.00 (CET). Application for this course ends on October 2. This course is a joint initiative of EIT RawMaterials and Copernicus a... Read more

30-09-2020 Institutional News

New research accurately dates the Ilopango volcanic eruption (El Salvador) that shocked the Maya’s civilization 1590 years ago

1590 years ago, in 431 CE, the Maya civilisation was laid waste as the Ilopango volcano erupted, killing every living thing within 40 km around the volcano, according to a new study carried out by an international team of scientists and with the part... Read more

28-09-2020 Research News

Datasets de Ciencias de la Tierra en EPOS: un caso práctico de participación en la Nube Europea de Ciencia Abierta

EPOS (European Plate Observing System), proyecto en el que participan varios investigadores de Geociencias Barcelona (GEO3BCN – CSIC), es una de las primeras infraestructuras en sumarse a la Nube Europea de Ciencia Abierta (EOSC, en sus siglas en ing... Read more

01-09-2020 Institutional News

El nuevo libro de Valentí Rull sintetiza por primera vez todo el conocimiento paleoecológico sobre la Isla de Pascua

La Isla de Pascua, situada en la Polinesia Oriental (aunque políticamente pertenece a Chile), se ha presentado tradicionalmente como un modelo microcósmico de lo que podría ocurrir en toda la Tierra si se continúa con los niveles de consumo y explota... Read more

01-09-2020 Research News

Los sismómetros son capaces de registrar las tormentas magnéticas del Sol

El 7 de septiembre de 2017 se produjo una variación súbita del campo magnético terrestre, un fenómeno que se conoce como Sudden Storm Commencement (SSC) y que está provocado por el incremento brusco del viento solar, debido a su vez a una variación e... Read more

01-09-2020 Research News

El Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera pasa a llamarse Geociencias Barcelona

El Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera (ICTJA-CSIC) renueva su nombre y pasa a llamarse Geociencias Barcelona (GEO3BCN – CSIC). Así lo recoge la resolución del 3 de julio de 2020 aprobada por la presidencia de la agencia estatal Consejo S... Read more

31-08-2020 Institutional News

Los investigadores Joan Martí y Adelina Geyer, en la nueva serie de Netflix ‘Superconectados’

Los investigadores de Geociencias Barcelona (GEO3BCN-CSIC) Adelina Geyer y Joan Martí aparecen en la nueva serie científica ‘Superconectados’ de Netflix. Se trata del episodio 4 titulado ‘Dígitos’ y que tiene como protagonista la ley Benford. ... Read more

28-08-2020 Institutional News

La pandemia de la Covid-19 causa un período de silencio sísmico

La pandemia por la Covid-19 ha provocado un parón de la actividad humana a nivel mundial. Ciudadanos de diferentes países han permanecido confinados en sus casas durante semanas, dejando de usar durante ese periodo los transportes y provocando el cie... Read more

23-07-2020 Research News

OPEN POSITIONS

Geociencias Barcelona (GEO3BCN) busca a una persona para cubrir la vacante de gestor de proyectos, colaborando en la planificación y programación de las tareas y actividad de los proyectos, entre otras funciones. Buscamos candidatos que hayan finaliz... Read more

19-07-2020 Institutional News

SIT4ME held a new working meeting to get ready for the last year of the project

Representatives from all four partners of SIT4ME project met together via video-conference last 23rd June for a new working meeting to prepare the last year of the project. Ramon Carbonell (PI), Irene DeFelipe and Juan Alcalde, from ICTJA-CSIC; Alire... Read more

25-06-2020 Research News

From planet Earth to exoplanets: new life research frontiers in astrobiogeology

Is the exoplanet Kepler-452 b, located at fourteen hundred light years from Earth -potentially habitable? At what other places of the Universe can the phenomenon of life have taken place? All these questions on life research inside and outside the So... Read more

22-06-2020 Research News

How seismometers record church bells ringing

A new study has compared the different types of bell ringing to indicate the passage of time used in several European countries using recordings of seismometers installed near bell towers. The study, made by ICTJA-CSIC researcher Jordi Díaz and recen... Read more

16-06-2020 Research News

New PhD thesis sheds light on the dynamics and evolution of double subduction systems with opposite polarity

Mireia Peral defended her PhD Thesis entitled “Dynamics of subduction systems with opposite polarity in adjacent segments: application to the westernmost Mediterranean” on June On 3rd June. The main purpose of the work, which has been supervised by M... Read more

15-06-2020 Research News

Unravelling the causes of the Neotropical biodiversity

It is estimated that the Amazon forest contains more tree species diversity in per square kilometer than do all temperate forests of Europe, North America, and Asia combined. It is just an example of the wondrous biological diversity of the Neotropic... Read more

04-06-2020 Research News

Pristinity, degradation and replacement: The three dimensions of human impact on island vegetation

Rull V. Pristinity, degradation and replacement: The three dimensions of human impact on island vegetation. Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment. October 2020. doi:10.1177/0309133320960992

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Paleoenvironmental evolution of Picos de Europa (Spain) during marine isotopic stages 5c to 3 combining glacial reconstruction, cave sedimentology and paleontological findings

Ballesteros, D., Álvarez-Vena, A., Monod-Del Dago, M., Rodríguez-Rodríguez, L., Sanjurjo-Sánchez, J., Álvarez-Lao, D., Pérez-Mejías, C., Valenzuela, P., DeFelipe, I., Laplana, C., Cheng, H., & Jiménez-Sánchez, M. (2020). Paleoenvironmental evolution of Picos de Europa (Spain) during marine isotopic stages 5c to 3 combining glacial reconstruction, cave sedimentology and paleontological findings. Quaternary Science Reviews, 248, 106581. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106581

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Geochemical and Sr–Nd Isotopic Features of the Zaro Volcanic Complex: Insights on the Magmatic Processes Triggering a Small-Scale Prehistoric Eruption at Ischia Island (South Italy)

Pelullo, C, G Cirillo, R S Iovine, I Arienzo, M Aulinas, L Pappalardo, P Petrosino, J L Fernandez-Turiel, and M D’Antonio. 2020. “Geochemical and Sr–Nd Isotopic Features of the Zaro Volcanic Complex: Insights on the Magmatic Processes Triggering a Small-Scale Prehistoric Eruption at Ischia Island (South Italy).” International Journal of Earth Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00531-020-01933-6.

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The magnitude and impact of the 431 CE Terra Blanca Jove eruption of Ilopango, El Salvador.

Smith, V., et a l'(2020)., The magnitude and impact of the 431 CE Terra Blanca Jove eruption of Ilopango, El Salvador. PNAS. doi: https://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.2003008117

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The lithospheric structure of the Gibraltar Arc System from wide‐angle seismic data

Gómez de la Peña, L., Grevemeyer, I., Kopp, H., Díaz, J., Gallart, J., Booth‐Rea, G., et al. (2020). The lithospheric structure of the Gibraltar Arc System from wide‐angle seismic data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125, e2020JB019854. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JB019854

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A 2,000-year Bayesian NAO reconstruction from the Iberian Peninsula

Hernández, A., Sánchez-López, G., Pla-Rabes, S. et al. A 2,000-year Bayesian NAO reconstruction from the Iberian Peninsula. Sci Rep 10, 14961 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-71372-5

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A single-stage megaflood at the termination of the Messinian salinity crisis: Geophysical and modelling evidence from the eastern Mediterranean Basin

Spatola, D., del Moral-Erencia, J. D., Micallef, A., Camerlenghi, A., Garcia-Castellanos, D., Gupta, S., Bohorquez, P., Gutscher, M.-A., & Bertoni, C. (2020). A single-stage megaflood at the termination of the Messinian salinity crisis: Geophysical and modelling evidence from the eastern Mediterranean Basin. Marine Geology, 430, 106337. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2020.106337

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Pressure dependence of the interlayer and intralayer E2g Raman-active modes of hexagonal BN up to the wurtzite phase transition

Cuscó, R., Pellicer-Porres, J., Edgar, J. H., Li, J., Segura, A., & Artús, L. (2020). Pressure dependence of the interlayer and intralayer ${E}_{2g}$ Raman-active modes of hexagonal BN up to the wurtzite phase transition. Physical Review B, 102(7), 75206. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.102.075206

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Paleoecological Research on Easter Island: Insights on Settlement, Climate Changes, Deforestation and Cultural Shifts

Rull, V.(2020). Paleocological Research on Easter Island: Insights on Settlement, Climate Changes, Deforestation and Cultural Shifts. Elsevier.298p. ISBN: 9780128227275

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Impact of CO2 mixing with trapped hydrocarbons on CO2 storage capacity and security: A case study from the Captain aquifer (North Sea)

Ghanbari, S., Mackay, E. J., Heinemann, N., Alcalde, J., James, A., & Allen, M. J. (2020). Impact of CO2 mixing with trapped hydrocarbons on CO2 storage capacity and security: A case study from the Captain aquifer (North Sea). Applied Energy, 278, 115634. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115634

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Lower Cretaceous Rodby and Palaeocene Lista Shales: Characterisation and Comparison of Top-Seal Mudstones at Two Planned CCS Sites, Offshore UK

Worden, R.H.; Allen, M.J.; Faulkner, D.R.; Utley, J.E.P.; Bond, C.E.; Alcalde, J.; Heinemann, N.; Haszeldine, R.S.; Mackay, E.; Ghanbari, S. Lower Cretaceous Rodby and Palaeocene Lista Shales: Characterisation and Comparison of Top-Seal Mudstones at Two Planned CCS Sites, Offshore UK. Minerals 2020, 10, 691. https://doi.org/10.3390/min10080691

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On the observation of magnetic events on broad-band seismometers

Díaz, J., Ruiz, M., Curto, J. J., Torta, J. M., Ledo, J., Marcuello, A., & Queralt, P. (2020). On the observation of magnetic events on broad-band seismometers. Earth, Planets and Space, 72(1), 109. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40623-020-01236-9

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Dates and rates of endo-exorheic drainage development: Insights from fluvial terraces (Duero River, Iberian Peninsula)

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, L., Antón, L., Rodés, Á., Pallàs, R., García-Castellanos, D., Jiménez-Munt, I., Struth, L., Leanni, L., Aumaître, G., Bourlès, D., & Keddadouche, K. (2020). Dates and rates of endo-exorheic drainage development: Insights from fluvial terraces (Duero River, Iberian Peninsula). Global and Planetary Change, 193, 103271. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2020.103271

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Geochronological and geochemical data from fracture-filling calcites from the Lower Pedraforca thrust sheet

Cruset, D., Cantarero, I., Benedicto, A., John, C. M., Vergés, J., Albert, R., Gerdes, A., & Travé, A. (2020). Geochronological and geochemical data from fracture-filling calcites from the Lower Pedraforca thrust sheet (SE Pyrenees). Data in Brief, 31, 105896. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2020.105896

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Geomorphology of the post-caldera monogenetic volcanoes at Deception Island, Antarctica — Implications for landform recognition and volcanic hazard assessment

Pedrazzi, D., Kereszturi, G., Lobo, A., Geyer, A., & Calle, J. (2020). Geomorphology of the post-caldera monogenetic volcanoes at Deception Island, Antarctica — Implications for landform recognition and volcanic hazard assessment. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 402, 106986. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2020.106986

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Automated detection of archaeological mounds using machine-learning classification of multisensor and multitemporal satellite data

Orengo, H. A., Conesa, F. C., Garcia-Molsosa, A., Lobo, A., Green, A. S., Madella, M., & Petrie, C. A. (2020). Automated detection of archaeological mounds using machine-learning classification of multisensor and multitemporal satellite data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(31), 18240 LP-18250. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2005583117

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Modes of climate variability: Synthesis and review of proxy-based reconstructions through the Holocene

Hernández, A., Martin-Puertas, C., Moffa-Sánchez, P., Moreno-Chamarro, E., Ortega, P., Blockley, S., Cobb, K. M., Comas-Bru, L., Giralt, S., Goosse, H., Luterbacher, J., Martrat, B., Muscheler, R., Parnell, A., Pla-Rabes, S., Sjolte, J., Scaife, A. A., Swingedouw, D., Wise, E., & Xu, G. (2020). Modes of climate variability: Synthesis and review of proxy-based reconstructions through the Holocene. Earth-Science Reviews, 209, 103286. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103286

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Magmatism in Antarctica and its relation to Zealandia

John L. Smellie, Adam P. Martin, Kurt S. Panter, Philip R. Kyle, Adelina Geyer (2020) Magmatism in Antarctica and its relation to Zealandia, New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, DOI: 10.1080/00288306.2020.1781666

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Fairy rings harbor distinct soil fungal communities and high fungal diversity in a montane grassland

Marí, T., Castaño, C., Rodríguez, A., Ibáñez, M., Lobo, A., & Sebastià, M.-T. (2020). Fairy rings harbor distinct soil fungal communities and high fungal diversity in a montane grassland. Fungal Ecology, 47, 100962. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2020.100962

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Volcanism and climate change as drivers in Holocene depositional dynamic of Laguna del Maule (Andes of central Chile – 36°?S)

Frugone-Álvarez, M., Latorre, C., Barreiro-Lostres, F., Giralt, S., Moreno, A., Polanco-Martínez, J., Maldonado, A., Carrevedo, M. L., Bernárdez, P., Prego, R., Delgado Huertas, A., Fuentealba, M., and Valero-Garcés, B.: Volcanism and climate change as drivers in Holocene depositional dynamic of Laguna del Maule (Andes of central Chile – 36°?S), Clim. Past, 16, 1097–1125, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1097-2020, 2020.

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