Dust from as far away as Saudi Arabia is carried by winds to the Himalayan snowpack, where it accelerates glacial warming and snowmelt, scientists say.
Scientists are not predicting that a volcanic eruption or earthquake is imminent, but the study revealed uncommon activity for the region.
Previous simulations suggested that astronauts on the surface would be safe during a full moon while it resides within the magnetosphere.
The researchers’ approach could also eventually be used as a way to monitor the activity of volcanoes.
Predictive models have grossly underestimated the amount of climate-changing coarse dust, UCLA scientists say.
Magnetic storms originate closer to Earth than previously thought, threatening satellites.
Five professors who fled the Nazis brought a new way of thinking to UCLA.
Q&A with professor Jonathan Stewart about what the team he organized learned in the aftermath of the Ridgecrest earthquakes.
High pressure deep inside the young Earth may have driven vast stores of carbon into the planet’s core while also setting the stage for diamonds to form.
Research on 144 countries reveals the opportunities and pitfalls of this fast-growing sector.
Only a dozen such quakes have been identified in the past two decades, according to Lingsen Meng, UCLA’s Leon and Joanne V.C. Knopoff Professor of Physics and Geophysics.
25 years after Northridge, civil and environmental engineers are using artificial intelligence, machine learning, sensor networks and advances in mapping in their work.
Teachers receive free directions, lesson plans and instructional videos for experiments on climate, oceans and atmosphere.
UCLA scientists are increasing our understanding of earthquakes and helping California prepare for catastrophe.
Their answers point to breakthroughs that are improving daily lives, preserving the health of the planet and revealing the mysteries of the universe.
The geological abnormalities they observed were collected as part of a long-term research effort.
UCLA has acquired a rare lunar meteorite that was blasted off the moon by the impact of a large meteoroid, and landed in North Africa.
Jessica Watkins earned her Ph.D. in geology from UCLA in 2015.
A UCLA-led team of scientists discovered a white dwarf star in the constellation Boötes whose atmosphere is rich in carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen.
Students in “Intro to Oceanography” spoof music videos for the sake of science.
From the capuchin monkeys of Costa Rica to the Los Angeles area's mountain lions, UCLA experts are developing new techniques and advancing knowledge.
Previous research showed that ice shelves are vulnerable to even small increases in greenhouse gases, but the new study was the first to demonstrate that huge, land-based glaciers are also vulnerable.
UCLA’s Seulgi Moon and her colleagues devised a mathematical model that estimates the amount of stress bedrock is under, which will enable scientists to predict where fractures may occur.
New research indicates that some dinosaurs, at least, had the capacity to elevate their body temperature using heat sources in the environment, such as the sun.
Southern California wildfires have split personalities, and both will burn more acreage by midcentury
The models predict that the area burned by Santa Ana fires will increase by 64 percent and the are burned by non-Santa Ana fires will increase by 77 percent.