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Phreatic overgrowth on speleothems in the Teatro Room at the Artà Cave.

USF-Led Team Deciphers Sea Level Rise from the Last Time Earth’s CO2 Set Record Highs

Mallorcan cave yields 4-million-year-old geologic evidence giving scientists new insights into past sea levels.

USF researcher Tim Dixon in Greenland

“Hold the Door”: USF Geoscientists Discover Mechanisms Controlling Greenland Ice Sheet Collapse

Greenland’s more than 860,000 square miles are largely covered with ice and glaciers, and its melting fuels as much as one-third of the sea level rise in Florida. That’s why a team of University of South Florida geoscientists’ new discovery of one of the mechanisms that allows Greenland’s glaciers to collapse into the sea has special significance for the Sunshine State.

A map showing the current location of several tectonic plates

‘Suture Zone’ to Blame for Mysterious 2014 Earthquake Felt Across Florida

New research from University of South Florida seismologists has uncovered the unexpected source of a 2014 earthquake felt across southern Florida – an anomaly for a state that historically has almost no seismic activity.

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