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  • Dr. Matt Jackson

Professor Matt Jackson has recently been awarded his second prestigious prize in the last two months.   This time Dr. Jackson was selected for AGU's Hisashi Kuno Award for Volcanology, Geochemistry & Petrology.  In June of this year, Dr. Jackson received the F.W. Clarke Medal.

  • 2014 Iceland Field Trip

Twenty-three undergraduate Geology majors, eight graduate students, and four professors spent two weeks in Iceland, where they circumnavigated the island, explored young volcanoes and geothermal centers, and mapped the extent of tsunami waves produced by a large landslide into a caldera that occurred only hours earlier.

News story about the Iceland fieldtrip on ucsb.edu

Department of Earth Science: Academic & Research Excellence

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UCSB faculty, Alex Simms, and PhD student, Laura Reynolds, collecting cores and seismic data in the Nueces Bayhead Delta, Texas

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UCSB graduate students returning from the deployment of a tide gauge in Baffin Bay, Texas

Graham Hagen-Peter describes fossils at an elementary school's recent science night.

Graham Hagen-Peter describes fossils at an elementary school's science night.

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Students investigate aftermath of a tsunami within a caldera (Iceland). Note strandline of pumice

Iceland Field Trip 2014

Iceland Field Trip 2014

Undergraduate field mapping in Eastern California

Undergraduate field mapping in Eastern California

Studying granites in Yosemite

Studying granites in Yosemite

Sand dunes in Death Valley

Sand dunes in Death Valley

Folds in the eastern Andes

Folds in the eastern Andes

Field mapping course on Santa Cruz Island

Field mapping course on Santa Cruz Island

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