Professor Steven Allison has been announced as the new Director of the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, effective October 1, 2021.
Sep 27, 2021
Mar 24, 2020
It's getting warmer down at the bottom of the world. As the global climate heats up, some of the great ice sheets and glaciers in Antarctica are melting, a few of them rapidly. One, East Antarctica’…
Mar 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on countries around the world, causing a global health crisis while forcing economies to shut down in the face of strict quarantine measures. But the outbreak…
Mar 23, 2020
UCI, NASA scientists assess ice sheet with potential to raise global sea levels nearly 5 feet
Mar 23, 2020
The more the glacier’s grounding line backs down the slope, the thicker the ice becomes. This means the ice can flow outward faster and also that more of it will be exposed to ocean waters capable of…
Mar 20, 2020
Last year proved to be an exceptionally warm summer in the Arctic as Greenland lost 600 billion tons of ice, which is enough to hike the global sea levels by 2.2 millimeters in two months, according…
Mar 18, 2020
“We knew this past summer had been particularly warm in Greenland, melting every corner of the ice sheet, but the numbers are enormous,” said lead author Isabella Velicogna, an Earth system science…
Feb 11, 2020
If you live in or visited Southern California during the winter, you have likely caught a beautiful sunset or two. They can be mesmerizing, but what makes them look so beautiful? A professor from a…
Jan 27, 2020
Machine learning Earth system model projects growth in lower latitudes by 2100
Jan 14, 2020
Dr Melinda Nicewonger loves to engage with people and she loves her work as a earth systems scientist; looking at oceans, atmosphere and land as an inter-disciplinary system. In this podcast she…
Dec 19, 2019
UCI glaciologists play key roles on international assessment team
Dec 12, 2019
New findings will help scientists predict climate change impact on frozen continent
Oct 21, 2019
By hoarding water underground, vegetation will help saturate soil, boosting rain runoff

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