Paper led by Jane Baldwin featured in the EoS Editor's Highlight

Elevation of Central American orography significantly reduces the pervasive tropical rainfall bias by blocking the easterlies and consequently warming the northeastern tropical Pacific.

June 09, 2021

ESS Alum Dave Valentine inducted into UCI School of Physical Sciences Hall of Fame

ESS Alum Dave Valentine has been inducted into UCI School of Physical Sciences Hall of Fame. Dave was a doctoral student in the 1990s, a student of Bill Reeburgh.

May 18, 2021

Amir AghaKouchak's new research spotlighted in UCI News

UCI study shows human-sourced boost to drying in Americas, Africa and Asia

May 17, 2021

New Zender Group research spotlighted in UCI News

Weather station data point to wind- and solar-driven heating as leading culprits

May 05, 2021

Jon Wang and Randerson Group's research spotlighted in Boston University publication The Brink

BU researchers used NASA satellite imaging data to analyze 30 years of Earth’s northern forests—and found that fires are increasingly hampering forests’ ability to capture and store atmospheric carbon

April 29, 2021

Martiny Lab research spotlighted in UCI News

UCI graduate students, researchers traveled the world to chart major ocean regions

April 15, 2021

Earth Day events held in Physical Sciences

The UCI School of Physical Sciences will be holding events for Earth Day 2021; please see the flyer here for full event information.

April 19, 2021

Yang Chen's research spotlighted in Popular Science

Climate change is driving the increase in Arctic lightning, creating a nightmarish positive feedback loop.

April 06, 2021

Steve Davis' new research spotlighted in UCI News

UCI Earth system scientist Steve Davis part of international team evaluating global warming factors

March 03, 2021

ESS Inclusive Excellence Committee Update

Last June we shared a Commitment to Action in support of Black Lives Matter. More than a statement of solidarity or simply a performative measure, we created this living document as an action plan with embedded accountability. Now, eight months later and in honor of Black History Month, we want to share some updates on actions taken or in progress. These are departmental efforts in addition to the breadth of programming being offered through the University’s Black Thriving Initiative, the UCI End Racism Initiative,  and the School of Physical Sciences.

You can read the full statement here:

February 26, 2021


Elliot McCollum
Department Assistant
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