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Review of flow rate estimates of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
By quantifying the amount of oil at different locations (wellhead, ocean surface, and atmosphere), it is concluded that just over 2 million barrels of oil (after accounting for containment) and all of the released methane remained in the deep sea. Expand
Seismic imaging of hotspot-related crustal underplating beneath the Marquesas Islands
VOLCANISM in active continental rift zones1,2or on rifted continental margins3is frequently associated with unusually high lower-crustal seismic velocities, indicating the presence of large igneousExpand
Lithospheric flexure and thermal anomalies
Plots of effective elastic thickness, Te, of the oceanic lithosphere as a function of age when elastically deformed show a general increase in Te with the square root of age, although there is muchExpand
Failure of plume theory to explain midplate volcanism in the southern Austral islands
It has long been recognized that the properties of the Cook–Austral chain (Fig. 1) of volcanoes in the South Pacific are difficult to reconcile with the theory that volcanic activity in plateExpand
Science in support of the Deepwater Horizon response
The context for science during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response is presented, how scientific knowledge was integrated across disciplines and statutory responsibilities is summarized, areas where scientific information was accurate and where it was not, and lessons learned and recommendations for future research and response are considered. Expand
Mapping the descent of Indian and Eurasian plates beneath the Tibetan Plateau from gravity anomalies
The collision of India with Asia has produced a complicated continental-continental plate boundary involving folding and faulting of variable trends and styles within and along the margins of theExpand
Enhancing reproducibility for computational methods
A novel set of Reproducibility Enhancement Principles (REP) targeting disclosure challenges involving computation is presented, which build upon more general proposals from the Transparency and Openness Promotion guidelines and emerged from workshop discussions among funding agencies, publishers and journal editors, industry participants, and researchers representing a broad range of domains. Expand
Data sharing
The Science family of journals is committed to sharing data relevant to public health emergencies, and therefore we are signatories to, and wholeheartedly endorse, the following statement by fundersExpand
Applications of science and engineering to quantify and control the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
During the months between the initial blowout and the final well kill on September 19, 2010, researchers prepared options, analyses of tradeoffs, assessments, and calculations of uncertainties associated with the flow rate, well shut in, killing the well, and determination of the location of oil released into the environment. Expand
A simple proposal for the publication of journal citation distributions
It is proposed that this methodology be adopted by all journals as a move to greater transparency, one that should help to refocus attention on individual pieces of work and counter the inappropriate usage of JIFs during the process of research assessment. Expand