Entries by Cin-Ty Lee

Past ice-sheet behaviour: retreat scenarios and changing controls in the Ross Sea, Antarctica

Past ice-sheet behaviour: retreat scenarios and changing controls in the Ross Sea, Antarctica Anna Ruth W. Halberstadt, Lauren M. Simkins, Sarah L. Greenwood, and John B. Anderson Past ice-sheet behaviour: retreat scenarios and changing controls in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, The Cryosphere, 10, 1003-1020, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1003-2016, 2016. Studying the history of ice-sheet behaviour in the Ross […]

Rice University scientists propose that life in the solar system could have been very different

The Solar System of Forking Paths: Bifurcations in Planetary Evolution and the Search for Life-Bearing Planets in Our Galaxy Lenardic A., Crowley J.W., Jellinek A.M., and Weller M.. Astrobiology. June 2016, 16(7): 551-559. doi:10.1089/ast.2015.1378. —From Rice News… Rice University scientists propose that life in the solar system could have been very different If conditions had […]

EPSL: Critical porosity of melt segregation during crustal melting: Constraints from zonation of peritectic garnets in a dacite volcano

Critical porosity of melt segregation during crustal melting: Constraints from zonation of peritectic garnets in a dacite volcano Xun Yu* and Cin-Ty Lee *visiting student Earth and Planetary Science Letters Volume 449, 1 September 2016, Pages 127–134   The presence of leucogranitic dikes in orogenic belts suggests that partial melting may be an important process […]

PNAS: A lead isotope perspective on urban development in ancient Naples

A lead isotope perspective on urban development in ancient Naples Hugo Delile, Duncan Keenan-Jones, Janne Blichert-Toft, Jean-Philippe Goiran, Florent Arnaud-Godet, Paola Romano and Francis Albarède Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2016: doi: 10.1073/pnas.1600893113 A well-dated sedimentary sequence from the ancient harbor of Naples sheds new light on an old problem: could the great […]

NATURE GEOSCIENCE: Two step rise of atmospheric oxygen

Two-step rise of atmospheric oxygen linked to the growth of continents Cin-Ty A. Lee, Laurence Y. Yeung, N. Ryan McKenzie, Yusuke Yokoyama, Kazumi Ozaki, & Adrian Lenardic Nature Geoscience (2016) doi:10.1038/ngeo2707 Earth owes its oxygenated atmosphere to its unique claim on life, but how the atmosphere evolved from an initially oxygen-free state remains unresolved. The […]

NATURE: Fault-controlled hydration of the upper mantle during continental rifting

Fault-controlled hydration of the upper mantle during continental rifting Nature Geoscience 9,384–388(2016)doi:10.1038/ngeo2671 G. Bayrakci, T. A. Minshull, D. S. Sawyer, T. J. Reston, D. Klaeschen, C. Papenberg, C. Ranero, J. M. Bull, R. G. Davy, D. J. Shillington, M. Perez-Gussinye, J. K. Morgan Water and carbon are transferred from the ocean to the mantle in a process that alters mantle peridotite to […]

Rice students win coveted Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation

Every year, the National Science Foundation awards Graduate Research Fellowships to senior undergrads and beginning graduate students.  These prestigious awards provide full funding for graduate school in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering.  They are one of the most coveted awards for a young scientist.  This year, two of our current students and two […]

SCIENCE: Continental Arc Volcanism driving greenhouse-icehouse variability

Continental arc volcanism as the principal driver of icehouse-greenhouse variability N. Ryan McKenzie, Brian K. Horton, Shannon E. Loomis, Daniel F. Stockli, Noah J. Planavsky,Cin-Ty A. Lee Science  22 Apr 2016: Vol. 352, Issue 6284, pp. 444-447, DOI: 10.1126/science.aad5787 Variations in continental volcanic arc emissions have the potential to control atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels […]

April 16 – High Island birds and geology

When: April 16, 2016 Where: Birding at High Island and Bolivar Flats What to expect: peak of bird migration, thousands of shorebirds, hundreds of colorful songbirds, and lunch on a salt dome rimmed by oil wells! What to bring: binoculars (if you have them, but not absolutely necessary), hat, sunscreen, water, lunch, full gas tank. […]