Research News

Catastrophes of Every Ilk at The Geophysics Fest

Science  01 Jan 1993:
Vol. 259, Issue 5091, pp. 28-29
DOI: 10.1126/science.259.5091.28


At the annual meeting of the American Geophysics Union (AGU) in San Francisco on 7-11 December, catastrophes came in all sizes. On the molecular level, atmospheric chemists had news about the manmade compounds destroying the ozone shield—and for once the news was good. More earthshaking were signs of long-distance connections among earthquakes. And from farther afield came reports of odd-shaped debris from mini-planet collisions.