Earth Science News Archives

The KEGS (Canadian Exploartion Geophysical Society) Foundation awards every year scholarships directed at fostering the education of future geophysicists in Canada. For 2017-18, three graduate students from Dr. Claire Samson's research group received KEGS Foundation scholarships:

  • Chris Brown doing gravity and magnetic surveys in lava tubes
  • Carolyn Chen working on radiometric surveying using UAVs (co-supervised by Dr. Laurel Sinclair of...
Posted On: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Maxim Ralchenko, a recent Ph.D. graduate from our department (supervisor: Dr. Claire Samson), returned to Carleton University in his new role as Research Scientist at Vital Alert, the company which sponsored his doctoral studies. Maxim conducted a demonstration of the use of very low frequency electromagnetic signals to position autonomous vehicles, which is a new application of his Ph.D. research. Click...

Posted On: Friday, November 24, 2017

Scientist in Residence, Dr. Richard Ernst, joined the Rector of Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Siberia and his team for their presentation on October 27, 2017 to an international evaluation committee organized by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science. The Russian government has launched a well-funded project, Project 5-100 (...

Posted On: Friday, November 3, 2017

By studying lava tubes on Earth, gradute students are hoping to find out more about life on Mars.

Lava tubes are natural formations caused by flowing lava when a volcano erupts. They can date back millennia (and longer) and cool into long networks of caves.

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Posted On: Friday, September 22, 2017

Adjunct Research Professor Jordan Mallon is a paleontologist at the Canada Museum of Nature here in Ottawa. For the past two years he has been working in Alberta attempting to extract a one-tonne skull embedded in solid rock.

The Chasmosaurus canadensis affectionately named "Lumpy" by the team is now ready to be airlifted from the...

Posted On: Friday, August 4, 2017