Articles tagged "surface"

berkeley laser magnetometer lg

Ground-Based Lasers Vie With Satellites To Map Earth's Magnetic Field

Mapping the Earth's magnetic field - to find oil, track storms or probe the planet's interior - typically requires expensive satellites. University of California, Berkeley, physicists have now come up with a much cheaper way to measure the Earth's magnetic field

February 22, 2011


Understanding the patterns of seafloor biomass

The vast majority of the biological production in the world's oceans occurs within sunlit surface waters - the so-called photic zone. Through the process of photosynthesis, tiny marine plants called phytoplankton use the energy of sunlight to build the carbon-rich

February 11, 2011