This promises to be a bountiful year of discovery for UCLA space scientist Christopher Russell and his team of some 80 scientists from planetary and astrophysical institutes and universities around the world.

 
Since July ...


Antarctica, the coldest, driest, and windiest of Earth's continents, is home to sand dunes which are like deserts elsewhere. Ed Rhodes and his group used ground penetrating radar (GPR) to examine the dune stratigraphy and ...


Jonathan Mitchell and colleagues have a new paper in Nature Geoscience, "Locally enhanced precipitation organized by planetary-scale waves on Titan". It is also the subject of a News and Views piece. The team used a ...


Green will speak Monday, October 3 at the Fowler Museum about using nanoscience observations to understand earthquakes and plate tectonics.

http://www.ess.ucla.edu/alumni/alumni-lecture-2011/


Out today in Science Express is a paper by ESS Researcher Robert Eagle, with Professor Aradhna Tripati as coauthor, describing the first direct constraints on dinosaur body temperatures. The team finds that average sauropod body ...


This week's issue of Science features a cover image and article by Professor Kevin McKeegan and colleagues entitled: "The Oxygen Isotopic Composition of the Sun Inferred from Captured Solar Wind". The paper describes challenging measurements ...


Oceanography as music video

Posted on June 22, 2011

Students in Professor Aradhna Tripati's Oceanography class (ESS 15) created a unique class project - they set course material to a music video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxzXgXQOCCw


ESS is proud to announce that Professor Mark Harrison has been elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences. Membership in the Academy is an honor that recognizes the highest distinction in scientific research. It ...


A new mineral found in the meteorite Yamato 691 has been named "Wassonite" in honor of professor John Wasson. Wassonite is a titanium sulfide possessing a unique crystal structure not previously observed in nature. The ...


Three students in ESS have won awards for outstanding presentations at last Fall's AGU meeting: Michael Calkins - Numerical simulations of core convection with boundary topography Michael Hartinger - Multi-point observations of the Poynting vector associated with ...