Earth Science News

  • Roadside Geology of Southern California

Roadside Geology of Southern California is the title of the new book by Arthur Gibbs Sylvester and Libby O'Black Gans which has just been  published in this first month of the new year. With its 196 geo-referenced photographs, 84 detailed maps, and 31 explanatory diagrams - all in dazzling color, the 400 pages of "Roadside Geology of Southern California" guide the motorist to remarkable geology displayed along 37 of the region's highways. The book is on sale at www.mtnpress.com, your favorite bookstore, and on-line providers.

  • Associate Professor John Cottle

We are proud to announce that Associate Professor John Cottle has just received the Geological Society of America's coveted Early Career Award from its Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division. This international recognition directly reflects the enviable stature of his scholarship.

With a new design, we are sure you will want to keep up with what's been happening in the Department over the last year.

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We are pleased to announce the appointments of Robin Matoza and Roberta Rudnick to our faculty. Professor Matoza’s expertise is the geophysics, seismology, and acoustics of volcanoes, including infrasound, and seismo-acoustics.  Professor Rudnick is an internationally recognized scholar whose research focuses on the origin and evolution of continents, particularly the lower continental crust and lithospheric mantle.

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Sophie Briggs explains geology at a local elementary school

Graduate student Sophie Briggs explains geology at a local elementary school.

A poster session animated the conversation at the February 2015 Rooftop Reception.

A poster session animated the conversation
at the February 2015 Rooftop Reception.

Lively discussion at Rooftop Reception including Geography, Earth Research Institute, the Bren School and, the host, Earth Science.


Lively discussion at Rooftop Reception including Geography,
Earth Research Institute, the Bren School and, the host, Earth Science.

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UCSB faculty, Alex Simms, and PhD student, Laura Reynolds,
collecting cores & 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

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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