Geosciences News

Sea Level Spiked for Two Years Along NE North America

Graduate student Paul Goddard and Professor Jianjun Yin report that a four-inch increase in sea levels from New York to Newfoundland occurred in 2009 and 2010 because ocean circulation changed. Read the full story in UA News. Read more

Putting the "Mountain" in Mountain Biking

Taking their love of rocky terrain in a whole new direction, Geosciences graduate students and postdocs make us proud each spring by riding (and placing) in the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo mountain bike race. Read about it and see more photos here.... Read more

George Davis's Preparation for Geology Field Camp Course Welcomes Guest Presenters

On January 30, Chuck Albanese, former Dean of Architecture and President of Patronanto San Xavier, led Professor George Davis's Preparation for Geology Field Camp course in a seminar on how to see and sketch. Retired Geosciences Professor Peter Kresan will be doing a presentation on photography during a later course meeting. Dr. Kresan... Read more

Iceland Rises as Its Glaciers Melt From Climate Change

Graduate student Kathleen Compton, Professor Richard Bennett and a team of scientists report that with Iceland's glaciers melting faster, the crust near the glaciers is rebounding at an accelerated rate. See the full story in UA News. Read more

Barbara Carrapa Awarded Grant

Associate Professor of Geosciences Barbara Carrapa has been awarded a new grant from the National Geographic Society to work on the uplift history of Cerro Aconcagua (6962 m) in Argentina and its implications for Andean mountain building. PhD student Elizabeth Balgord and colleagues will be in the Aconcagua region... Read more