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The University of Southampton
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

New research into the ancient transformation of Earth's surface

Published: 4 January 2019
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

A major new study involving the University of Southampton suggests that the surface of the earth was transformed some 700 million years ago by the largest crustal erosion event in Earth's history.

Dr Thomas Gernon, Associate Professor in Earth Science at the University of Southampton, and co-author on the study, said: “The findings help explain a fundamental enigma of Earth's history, whilst also having profound implications for mineral exploration in ancient terrains worldwide. Find out more here.

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