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Feb 11, 2016 Decade of rising seas slowed by land soaking up extra water, UCI and NASA find
Irvine, Calif., Feb. 11, 2016 — New measurements from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected the rate of sea level rise. A new study by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion...
Jan 28, 2016 Matter of fact
University of California, Irvine physicist Henry Sobel has devoted his adult life to studying neutrinos – mysterious subatomic particles essential to our understanding of matter and the universe. So he was thrilled and honored to be flown to Stockholm by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in...
Jan 20, 2016 UCI Chemistry Professor Sergey Nizkorodov Named Fulbright Scholar
UCI Professor Sergey Nizkorodov has been named 2016-17 Fulbright Scholar and will conduct research in atmospheric chemistry at the University of Eastern Finland. He was one of eight scientists selected nationally to receive this award.  "This prestigious distinction represents a unique and exciting...
Jan 18, 2016 ESS Professors Jim Randerson, Eric Rignot and Isabella Velicogna among 2015 most highly cited researchers
UCI Earth System Science professors Jim Randerson, Eric Rignot and Isabella Velicogna have been named among the world’s most influential researchers by Thomson Reuters. The 2015 Highly Cited Researchers list includes preeminent researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences who have...
Jan 06, 2016 ESS Professor Adam Martiny featured on NPR
With so much attention on California’s drought and the incoming El Niño, the anomalies in California’s warmer ocean temperatures may simply seem like something to enjoy. Surfers and swimmers rejoice as they jump in with a wetsuit-free splash. Reminiscent of tropical beaches, Southern California’s...
Jan 04, 2016 More microscopic plant life in SoCal waters could point to permanent change in wildlife
It's also changing the sorts of microscopic marine plants that thrive there, according to a new study from UC Irvine. The researchers analyzed samples of phytoplankton, organisms that are often the first link in the ocean food chain.  They noted that typically there are seasonal changes in the...
Jan 04, 2016 More microscopic plant life in SoCal waters could point to permanent change in wildlife
Waters off California have been unusually warm the last couple years, making conditions great for swimmers and surfers. It's also changing the sorts of microscopic marine plants that thrive there, according to a new study from UC Irvine. The researchers analyzed samples of phytoplankton, organisms...
Dec 21, 2015 Sea change
Visitors to Katherine Mackey’s office on the third floor of Croul Hall may think they’ve wandered into a secluded wing of a botanical conservatory. A small wooden desk and an upholstered sofa are among the few pieces of furniture in this room dominated by a lush canopy of plants, all looking to be...
Dec 16, 2015 El Niño Could Ignite Amazon, Drench California
The Amazon forests of Central and South America are at increased risk of fires in 2016 due to the ongoing El Niño, according to NASA scientists. This El Niño, which has helped trigger more than 100,000 fires in Indonesia and spewed an estimated 1.75 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents...
Dec 11, 2015 Is Santa Claus more powerful than Superman? A UCI professor has it figured out
Santa Claus is greater than Superman. Not that Santa would ever use his powers to defeat Superman. Santa is too jolly and too busy bringing joy to children around the world. But he could if he wanted to. “Santa is a planner,” said UC Irvine physics professor Michael Dennin. “He could use kryptonite...

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