Tag: magma

Gravity and heat from inner Earth | Earth Processes | meriSTEM

Professor John Mavrogenes (Mav) from the Australian National University (anu.edu.au) describes how energy from the inner Earth impacts gravity and heat processes on Earth. This is part of a series of educational videos on the energy required for geological processes. This clip has been created by the Research School of Earth Sciences (rses.anu.edu.au). These resources […]

Origins of the Earth’s magnetic field

If you’re alive and reading this, you can thank the Earth’s magnetic field, which provides a protective barrier against the sun’s harmful radiation. But how did our magnetic field begin? New research from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University suggests that an ancient magma ocean deep inside the Earth’s […]