geology

  • Geologist’s new highway guide explores the iconic features of the Southern California landscape

  • John Cottle in Antarctica

    UCSB geologist John Cottle is awarded the Geological Society of America’s MGPV Early Career award

  • Dryland channel

    Shaped by flash flooding, desert streams have surprisingly simple topography with smooth, straight and symmetrical form

  • Askja landslide

    UCSB students and faculty visiting the Askja volcano witnessed the effects of a massive landslide and tsunami in its crater lake

  • A chemical analysis of oil sheens recently found floating at the ocean’s surface near the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster indicates that the source is pockets of oil trapped within the wreckage of the sunken rig. Researchers used a...

  • In an analysis of the past 1.2 million years, UC Santa Barbara geologist Lorraine Lisiecki discovered a pattern that connects the regular changes of the Earth's orbital cycle to changes in the Earth's climate.

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