Earth System Science

Nov 25, 2020
Velicogna, a glaciologist, has spent her career unraveling the dynamics of glaciers.
Nov 25, 2020
A chat between three Earth system scientists about the state of climate science
Nov 18, 2020
This month, you’ll be hearing about Native Americans at the School of Physical Sciences, and how they make the School what it is.
Oct 14, 2020
Irvine, Calif., Oct. 14, 2020 — An international team of climate experts, including Earth system scientists at the University of California, Irvine, today released an assessment of carbon dioxide…
Oct 9, 2020
Burning natural gas produces roughly half the carbon dioxide of coal, which is why policymakers across the political spectrum have long billed it as a “bridge fuel” to a safer climate. 
Oct 8, 2020
Irvine, Calif., Oct. 8, 2020­ – An international team of researchers – including Earth system scientists at the University of California, Irvine – recently completed the most thorough review yet of…
Sep 30, 2020
The UCI researchers who probe the Earth and sky for answers to momentous questions about the environment, the oceans and the atmosphere have gotten smart about unlocking solutions. The key: They turn…
Sep 27, 2020
Sometime between 11,000 and 5,000 years ago, after the last ice age ended, the Sahara Desert transformed. Green vegetation grew atop the sandy dunes and increased rainfall turned arid caverns into…
Sep 17, 2020
Susan Trumbore, UCI professor of Earth system science, is among four recipients of the 2020 Balzan Prize, one of the most prestigious international awards in natural science and humanities. She was…
Sep 14, 2020
The use of hydrogen as a fuel could make global warming worse by affecting chemical reactions  in the atmosphere, write researchers Michael Prather and Graeme Pearman. They argue that more research…
Sep 10, 2020
Irvine, Calif., Sept. 10, 2020 – Through concerted, policy-driven efforts, China has converted large swaths of desert into grassland over the past few decades, but this success has come at a cost. In…
Sep 9, 2020
UCI Earth scientist tracks the growth of Amazon rainforest degradation — and gets a different kind of growth on his neck.