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.
Glen MacDonald, UCLA’s John Muir Memorial Endowed Chair in Geography, and Laurence C. Smith, professor and chair of the UCLA Department of Geography, have been elected to the Class of 2015 Fellows of the American Geophysical Union.
The hands-on, 3-D virtual landscape lets students sculpt mountains, valleys and rivers — then fill them with water.
Researchers from UCLA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory found that extra heat from greenhouse gases has been trapped in the subsurface waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans.
Findings suggest that similar isotopic signatures could exist for many biological processes, including some that are difficult to observe with current tools.
One of the new meteorites, found in Namibia and weighing in at 811 pounds, is now the largest meteorite in Los Angeles.
Barbara Romanowicz, internationally renowned UC Berkeley professor of geophysics, will present UCLA's 2015 Mautner Memorial Lecture, 'A Voyage Through the Earth’s Deep Interior.'
While both planets are rocky with iron cores, the complex dynamics of Mercury's interior create an unusual magnetic field that is three times stronger at its northern hemisphere than its southern one.
A group of 47 eminent scientists who met in the laboratories of UCLA paleobiologist J. William Schopf produced two remarkable books documenting the earliest history of the Earth. Thirty-five of them will reunite at UCLA for a July 22-24 conference.