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  • Professor emeritus Arthur Sylvester explores Death Valley and eastern California in his updated book
  • Red Rock Canyon

    There’s something exciting about learning how things came to look the way they do. It’s what makes tour guides so popular and why that old neighbor who’s lived on the block for decades is so interesting.

  • Geologists glean insights about how Earth went from a hothouse to an ice age, and what that may mean for the future
  • New study overturns previous conceptions of rivers before the emergence of land plants
  • OBS instruments await deployment from Kilo Moana
    Earth scientist Zach Eilon plumbs the depths of the Pacific Ocean to learn more about plate tectonics
  • 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
    Students and faculty visiting the Askja volcano witnessed the effects of a massive landslide and tsunami in its crater lake
  • Researchers suspect that the containers on the rig holding trapped oil may be the source
  • 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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