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Eric Rignot
Professor of Earth System Science
Chair of Department of Earth System Science, Sr. Research Scientist, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Radar Science and Engineering
Earth System Science
erignot@uci.edu
Rignot's a glaciologist who studies ice in the Arctic and Antarctic, and how much ice in those places is melting as the planet warms.
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The Arctic’s greening, but it won’t save us

The Arctic is getting greener as the climate warms — but it’s not greening fast enough to absorb very much carbon dioxide, Boston University and UC Irvine scientists find.

Apr 29, 2021

Can something the size of a few washing machines find the biggest thing in the Universe?

UCI physicists have designed and built a new particle detector called FASER that could lift the veil on one of the Universe’s most enduring mysteries.

Dec 7, 2020

UCI scientists decrypt key HIV transmission pathways

Understanding how HIV propagates in the body could help with the development of new treatments for the disease it causes — AIDS.

Apr 8, 2021

Press Releases

Thinning of rift-healing slush is identified as a major cause of iceberg calving events
Sep 27, 2021
Interdisciplinary researchers will examine impacts on overburdened communities
Sep 23, 2021
Earth system scientists at UCI studied air trapped in compacted layers of Antarctic ice and snow to come up with some answers and a few new questions about the amount of molecular hydrogen in our…
Sep 9, 2021

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