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Press Release 13-150

NSF Frontiers in Earth-System Dynamics awards explore links among Earth processes and systems

Scientists investigate a changing planet now and in the past, with a view toward predicting its future

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graphic illustration showing a termometer, the sun, ocean and ice

From burning hot to freezing cold places, FESD awardees conduct research on Earth systems.

Credit: NASA


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Volcanic erruption

Volcanoes, ice, oceans and carbon: Their connections are the subject of FESD research.

Credit: USGS


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photo of forest and mountains in the Andes region

Scientists funded by the FESD Program are studying Andes and Amazon biodiversity.

Credit: Adrian Tejedor


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Photo of iron formations in soil in a canyon

Banded iron formations: important in the development of Earth's oxygenated environment.

Credit: Ariel Anbar


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Lake Turkana and vehicles on it banks in Kenya

Deposits in Kenya's Lake Turkana help scientists link paleoclimate and human evolution.

Credit: Andrew Cohen


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Illustration showing the ozone hole in the Southern Hemisphere

FESD grantees are studying the ozone hole and its effects on Southern Hemisphere climate.

Credit: NASA


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