News FocusAMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION MEETING

New Data Hint at Why Earth Hums and Mountains Rise

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Science  15 Jan 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5400, pp. 320-321
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5400.320

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SAN FRANCISCO-- Topics ranging from the atmosphere to the inner Earth were served up at the annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union here last month. Below, we report two surprising new ideas on how the solid Earth interacts with the atmosphere and with the water on its surface: why Earth hums and how a river may be able to raise a mountain.