Bathymetry and geological setting of the South Sandwich Islands volcanic arc

first_imgThe South Sandwich Islands and associated seamounts constitute the volcanic arc of an active subduction system situated in the South Atlantic. We introduce a map of the bathymetry and geological setting of the South Sandwich Islands and the associated East Scotia Ridge back-arc spreading centre that consists of two sides: side 1, a regional overview of the volcanic arc, trench and back-arc, and side 2, detailed maps of the individual islands. Side 1 displays the bathymetry at scale 1:750 000 of the intra-oceanic, largely submarine South Sandwich arc, the back-arc system and other tectonic boundaries of the subduction system. Satellite images of the islands on side 2 are at scales of 1:50 000 and 1:25 000 with contours and main volcanological features indicated. These maps are the first detailed topological and bathymetric maps of the area. The islands are entirely volcanic in origin, and most have been volcanically or fumarolically active in historic times. Many of the islands are ice-covered, and the map forms a baseline for future glaciological changes caused by volcanic activities and climate change. The back-arc spreading centre consists of nine segments, most of which have rift-like morphologieslast_img read more

Real-time payments: A new era begins

first_img continue reading » Monday’s announcement that the Federal Reserve plans to enter the real-time payments business created as much controversy as the wonky world of back-office processing can muster.FedNow, a “round-the-clock, real-time payment and settlement service,” will offer U.S.  financial institutions an alternative to the RTP rails launched late last year by The Clearing House—once it eventually goes live in 2023 or 2024.The Fed’s decision—the source of internal and external debate for months—saw proponents and detractors clustering in unusual coalitions.According to the Fed, more than 90% of responses to its request for comment supported its participation in the real-time arena. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Kane savours victory over Chelsea

first_imgHarry Kane enjoyed an unforgettable start to what could be a memorable 2015 for the Tottenham striker. Press Association The 21-year-old has quickly established himself as a fans’ favourite at his boyhood club, where he further endeared himself with a match-winning display on New Year’s Day. Kane scored twice and provided a further two assists as Spurs annihilated London rivals Chelsea 5-3, producing a complete performance which makes an international call-up seem par for the course. center_img It was talk the England Under-21s forward downplayed afterwards, preferring to focus on what was a match those connected to Spurs will not forget in a hurry. “The fans were brilliant,” Kane said. “They’ll be buzzing going into the new year after beating one of their London rivals, who we have struggled against in recent years. “I am delighted for the fans and delighted for the club as well. Hopefully we will take this into the games ahead.” Few could have predicted the manner of Tottenham’s win, especially when Diego Costa put the league leaders ahead after 18 minutes. At that point it looked like Spurs would suffer yet another bad result against Chelsea, only for Kane to draw level in superb style – a 25-yard strike he called his best goal to date given “the moment and the situation we were in”. “I am delighted to score against one of the best teams in the world,” Kane, whose side take on Burnley in the FA Cup on Monday, told Spurs TV. “To get us back in the game and win the way we did is obviously a great night for us. “We stayed in the game after they scored and whenever I get the ball on the edge of the box I always look to shoot. “Thankfully it went in and then we really pushed on, built a bit of momentum. “We finished the game and obviously got five goals against a really good defence.” last_img read more