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The portable X-ray fluorescence analysis improves the study of large archaeological sites without excavating

An international archaeological study, led by researchers from the Culture and Socio-Ecological Dynamics (CaSEs) research group at Pompeu Fabra University and with the participation of Jordi Ibáñez-Insa, researcher at GEO3BCN-CSIC, has advanced in th... Read more

13-05-2021 Research News

The shoshonitic volcanoes of the argentinian Puna: potassium exotism in the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andes

San Jerónimo and Negro de Chorrillos are two shoshonitic monogenetic volcanoes placed in the Pluna plateau, in the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andes, in the north of Argentina. They are younger than previously thought. They erupted 144.00 and 51.000... Read more

13-05-2021 Research News

Transforming a buried fiber-optic cable into a seismic sensor

A team of researchers of GEO3BCN-CSIC has started a new experiment aimed to use a buried fiber-optic cable as a seismic sensor in Barcelona. The experiment uses the DAS technology (Distributed Acoustic Sensing) which allows to measure the small defor... Read more

06-05-2021 Research News

X-Ray Diffraction service collaborates with the Dalí Museum on the characterization of “The Angel Cross”

Jordi Ibañez Insa and Soledad Álvarez Pousa, members of the staff of the GEO3BCN-CSIC X-Ray Diffraction service (XRD), characterised the Salvador Dali’s jewel “The Angel Cross” by using X-Ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) in collaboration with Dalí... Read more

30-04-2021 Research News

New study analyzes the influence of the extreme weather and geological conditions on the forced migrations of Paiwan people of southern Taiwan

In August of 2009, typhoon Morakot passed over Taiwan, triggering over 22,000 landslides and adding another chapter to the forced migration of indigenous settlements in the mountainous areas. A new study recently published in the journal Tectonophysi... Read more

29-04-2021 Research News

Nace Espaigea, el nuevo espacio de divulgación de la geología en Cataluña

Espaigea es el nombre del nuevo espacio virtual de divulgación de la geología y de las ciencias de la Tierra en Cataluña. Se trata de una plataforma web abierta a la contribución voluntaria de todas las entidades e instituciones de este campo científ... Read more

22-04-2021 Institutional News

Which are the basis of magnetoestratigraphy? A new publication reviews the importance of this dating tool

Magnetostratigraphic dating is one of the several paleomagnetism tools, being a field that was essential to develop the tectonic plate’s theory. Read more

15-04-2021 Research News

Mapping minerals on progressing mine fronts with hyper-spectral cameras

Agustín Lobo took part in the second edition of the workshop " Hyperspectral Sensing meets Machine Learning and Pattern Analysis (HyperMLPA)" which was held online during March 24-26 as a part of the scheduled scientific program of the Spectro Expo 2... Read more

12-04-2021 Research News

vEGU21: Gather Online

The European Geosciences Union General Assembly is back. The 2021 EGU edition will be held again online from 19 to 30 April. Read more

13-04-2021 Research News

Seismic data might be used as an indicator for human activity in the cities

Seismic data might be used, under certain conditions, as a useful proxy to monitor the level of human activity in urban environments, providing similar details to those offered by other common mobility indicators, according to a new study made by res... Read more

07-04-2021 Research News

Nuevo curso de conducción 4x4 para mejorar la seguridad en el trabajo de campo

Diferentes miembros de la plantilla de Geociencias Barcelona – CSIC (GEO3BCN-CSIC) han realizado durante los meses de marzo y abril el curso de conducción 4x4 en el circuito off-road situado en Can Padró (San Vincenç de Castellet). Read more

30-03-2021 Institutional News

Testing volcanic forecasting software tools in the Geldingadalur eruption

After nearly one month and a half of intense seismic activity caused by the moving magma beneath the surface, Galdungaladur volcano erupted last 19th march. The new eruptive fissure emitting lava and gases was formed in the southernmost part of the R... Read more

24-03-2021 Research News

El Laboratorio de Paleomagnetismo colabora en nuevos trabajos de datación arquemágnetica de la Cova del Gegant

Elisabet Beamud, del Laboratorio de Paleomagnetismo (CCiTUB-GEO3BCN), participó en una nueva sesión de muestro arqueomagnético en el yacimiento arqueológico de la cueva del Gegant el pasado viernes, 19 de marzo, junto a Joan Daura y Montse Sanz, inve... Read more

24-03-2021 Research News

SeisDARE: a new open-access repository to ensure the legacy of 40 years of seismic data

SeisDARE (Seismic Data Repository) is the name of the new repository that includes seismic datasets acquired over the last four decades in the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco. These datasets have been compiled and identified in a detailed and systemati... Read more

22-03-2021 Research News

La crisis planetaria del Antropoceno, desde un punto de vista marxista

‘Antropoceno, reproducción de capital y comunismo’ es el título del nuevo libro publicado por el investigador de Geociencias Barcelona (GEO3BCN-CSIC), Carles Soriano, en el que realiza un análisis crítico del concepto acuñado en el año 2000 por Paul ... Read more

22-03-2021 Research News

The Paricutin eruption, an ideal benchmark for testing lava flows simulation tools in gentle slope environments

Paricutin eruption started unexpectedly on the 20th of February 1943. Pyroclastic material emerged for the first time through a fissure that appeared in the middle of a cornfield near the villages of San Juan Parangaricutiro and Angahuan. The er... Read more

16-03-2021 Research News

La investigación científica, clave para una conservación efectiva del patrimonio geológico

¿Qué papel tiene la investigación científica en el proceso de protección del patrimonio geológico? Esta es la cuestión alrededor de la cual giró el seminario online ofrecido el pasado 10 de marzo Joan Martí en el marco del ciclo cafès Prismàtic. Se t... Read more

12-03-2021 Research News

Waging the battle against climate change in the subsurface

Juan Alcalde, researcher at GEOBCN-CSIC, gave the first lecture in a series of lectures scheduled in the XXXth Industry and Minig Week, a annual event organized by Escuela de Ingeniería Minera e Industrial de Almadén (Universidad de Castilla-la Manch... Read more

12-03-2021 Research News

GEO3BCN-CSIC offers four research proposals with JAE Intro scolarships programme

Geosciences Barcelona (GEO3BCN-CSIC) offers four research proposals within the JAE Intro 2021 call. JAE Intro programme offers grants at CSIC centres (CSIC-owned, mixed or partner units) aimed at university students interested in starting a research ... Read more

15-03-2021 Research News

LAJIAL project team maps new Holocene eruptions in El Hierro Island during a new fieldwork campaign

Members of the LAJIAL Project team,which is co-coordinated by GEO3BCN-CSIC researcher José Luis Fernández-Turiel, conducted a new fieldwork campaign in El Hierro Island (Canary Islands) this February. This campaign was aimed to map Holocene eruption ... Read more

26-02-2021 Research News

Identifying anthropogenic features at Seoke (Botswana) using pXRF: Expanding the record of southern African Stone Walled Sites

Biagetti S, Alcaina-Mateos J, Ruiz-Giralt A, Ibaáñez Insa, J., et al. Identifying anthropogenic features at Seoke (Botswana) using pXRF: Expanding the record of southern African Stone Walled Sites. PLoS One. 2021;16(5):e0250776. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0250776.

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The Mabja dome structure in southern Tibet revealed by deep seismic reflection data and its tectonic implications

Li, H., Gao, R., Li, W., Carbonell, R., Yelisetti, S., Huang, X., et al. (2021). The Mabja dome structure in southern Tibet revealed by deep seismic reflection data and its tectonic implications. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126, e2020JB020265. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JB020265

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Pre-eruptive conditions at satellite vent eruptions at Teide-Pico Viejo complex (Tenerife, Canary Islands)

Dorado O, Andújar J, Martí J, Geyer A. Pre-eruptive conditions at satellite vent eruptions at Teide-Pico Viejo complex (Tenerife, Canary Islands). Lithos. 2021;396-397:106193. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2021.106193

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Integrated bio- and carbon isotope stratigraphy of the Campanian–Danian sedimentary succession in Lurestan (Zagros Basin, Iran): Implications for syntectonic facies distribution and basin evolution

Razmjooei MJ, Shahryari S, Kani A, Verges, J. et al. Integrated bio- and carbon isotope stratigraphy of the Campanian–Danian sedimentary succession in Lurestan (Zagros Basin, Iran): Implications for syntectonic facies distribution and basin evolution. J Asian Earth Sci. 2021;214:104779. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2021.104779

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Mineralogical proxies of a Pliocene maar lake recording changes in precipitation at the Camp dels Ninots (Pliocene, NE Iberia)

1. Rodríguez-Salgado P, Oms O, Ibáñez-Insa J, et al. Mineralogical proxies of a Pliocene maar lake recording changes in precipitation at the Camp dels Ninots (Pliocene, NE Iberia). Sediment Geol. 2021:105910. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2021.105910

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Formation of Stanley Patch volcanic cone: New insights into the evolution of Deception Island caldera (Antarctica)

Hopfenblatt J, Geyer A, Aulinas M, et al. Formation of Stanley Patch volcanic cone: New insights into the evolution of Deception Island caldera (Antarctica). J Volcanol Geotherm Res. 2021;415:107249. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2021.107249

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Joint interpretation of geophysical data: Applying machine learning to the modeling of an evaporitic sequence in Villar de Cañas (Spain)

Marzan I, Martí D, Lobo A, et al. Joint interpretation of geophysical data: Applying machine learning to the modeling of an evaporitic sequence in Villar de Cañas (Spain). Eng Geol. 2021;288:106126. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2021.106126

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Seismic monitoring of urban activity in Barcelona during COVID-19 lockdown

Diaz, J., Ruiz, M., and Jara, J.-A (2021). Seismic monitoring of urban activity in Barcelona during COVID-19 lockdown, Solid Earth Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/se-2020-190.

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Volcanism and rapid sedimentation affect the benthic communities of Deception Island, Antarctica

Angulo-Preckler, C., Pernet, P., García-Hernández, C., Kereszturi, G., Álvarez-Valero, A. M., Hopfenblatt, J., Gómez-Ballesteros, M., Otero, X. L., Caza, J., Ruiz-Fernández, J., Geyer, A., & Avila, C. (2021). Volcanism and rapid sedimentation affect the benthic communities of Deception Island, Antarctica. Continental Shelf Research, 104404. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2021.104404

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Deception Island

Geyer, A.; Pedrazzi, D.; Almendros, J.; Berrocoso, M.; López-Martínez, J.; Maestro, A.; et al. (2020): Deception Island. Geological Society of London. Collection. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.5220430.v1

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Reassessing the lithosphere: SeisDARE, an open-access seismic data repository

DeFelipe I, Alcalde J, Ivandic M, Martí, D, Ruiz, M., Marzán, I.,Díaz, J., Ayarza, P., Palomeras, I., Fernández-Turiel, J.L, Molina, C, Bernal, I., Brown, L., Roberts, R.,  Carbonell, R. Reassessing the lithosphere: SeisDARE, an open-access seismic data repository. Earth Syst Sci Data. 2021;13(3):1053-1071. doi:10.5194/essd-13-1053-2021

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Comparison of real and simulated lava flows in the Holocene volcanism of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) with Q-LavHA: contribution to volcanic hazard management

Rodriguez-Gonzalez A, Aulinas M, Fernández-Turiel, J.L., et al. Comparison of real and simulated lava flows in the Holocene volcanism of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) with Q-LavHA: contribution to volcanic hazard management. Nat Hazards. 2021. doi:10.1007/s11069-021-04660-6

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New ages, morphometric and geochemical data on recent shoshonitic volcanism of the Puna, Central Volcanic Zone of Andes: San Jerónimo and Negro de Chorrillos volcanoes

Fernandez-Turiel JL, Saavedra J, Perez-Torrado FJ, et al. New ages, morphometric and geochemical data on recent shoshonitic volcanism of the Puna, Central Volcanic Zone of Andes: San Jerónimo and Negro de Chorrillos volcanoes. J South Am Earth Sci. 2021:103270. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsames.2021.103270

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Quaternary Evolution of the Lower Calore and Middle Volturno Valleys (Southern Italy)

Filocamo, F.; Leone, N.; Rosskopf, C.M.; Scorpio, V.; Giralt, S.; Aucelli, P.P.C. Quaternary Evolution of the Lower Calore and Middle Volturno Valleys (Southern Italy). Water 2021, 13, 741. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13050741

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Antropoceno. Reproducción de capital y comunismo.

Soriano, C. (2021). Antropoceno. Reproducción de capital y comunismo.Madrid, España: Maia Ediciones. 272 p. ISBN: 978-84-92724-84-0

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Freshening of the Mediterranean Salt Giant: controversies and certainties around the terminal (Upper Gypsum and Lago-Mare) phases of the Messinian Salinity Crisis

Andreetto F, Aloisi G, Raad F, Heida, H., Garcia-Castellanos, D., et al. Freshening of the Mediterranean Salt Giant: controversies and certainties around the terminal (Upper Gypsum and Lago-Mare) phases of the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Earth-Science Rev. 2021;216:103577. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103577

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Mapping and Interpreting the Uppermost Mantle Reflectivity Beneath Central and South-West Iberia

Palomeras, I., Ayarza, P., Andrés, J., Álvarez-Valero, A. M., Gómez-Barreiro, J., Díaz, J., et al. (2021). Mapping and Interpreting the Uppermost Mantle Reflectivity Beneath Central and South-West Iberia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126, e2020JB019987. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JB019987

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Regional geology, extreme weather events and natural disasters: Environmentally-forced, involuntary settlement migrations of the indigenous people of southern Taiwan

1. Giletycz SJ, Kot-Giletycz O, Brown D. Regional geology, extreme weather events and natural disasters: Environmentally-forced, involuntary settlement migrations of the indigenous people of southern Taiwan. Tectonophysics. 2021;806:228796. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2021.228796

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Tectono-sedimentary evolution of the Dehdasht structural basin (Central Zagros, Iran)

Heydarzadeh K, Hajialibeigi H, Vergés J, Gharabeigli G. Tectono-sedimentary evolution of the Dehdasht structural basin (Central Zagros, Iran). Tectonophysics. 2021;806:228791. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2021.228791

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Quinoa Variety to Salinity Conditions in Egypt: Mineral Concentration in the Seeds

González JA, Hinojosa L, Mercado MI, Fernández-Turiel,J.L., Rejas, M. et al. A Long Journey of CICA-17 Quinoa Variety to Salinity Conditions in Egypt: Mineral Concentration in the Seeds. Plants . 2021;10(2). doi:10.3390/plants10020407

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