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Alumna Priya Ganguli wins GSA Outstanding Woman in Science Award

Jul 22, 2015 The Geological Society of America will award the 2015 Doris M. Curtis Outstanding Woman in Science Award to Ganguli, who earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Earth sciences at UC Santa Cruz.

Study finds surprisingly high geothermal heating beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Jul 10, 2015 UC Santa Cruz team reports first direct measurement of heat flow to the bottom of the West Antarctic ice sheet

UC Santa Cruz develops innovative online courses available to all UC students

Jul 1, 2015 UC Santa Cruz faculty are venturing into the brave new world of online education.

A 'hydrothermal siphon' drives water circulation through the seafloor

Jun 26, 2015 A new study explains previous observations of ocean water flowing through the seafloor from one seamount to another.

Scientists find evidence for groundwater in Antarctica's Dry Valleys

Apr 28, 2015 A salty aquifer beneath Antarctica's Dry Valleys may support previously unknown microbial ecosystems.

Earth scientist Jim Gill to give Emeriti Lecture May 11

Apr 27, 2015 James Gill, professor emeritus of Earth and planetary sciences, will discuss "Volcanism as the Re-creation of Earth."

Methane in Arctic lake traced to groundwater from seasonal thawing

Mar 9, 2015 Groundwater from seasonal melting may be an important contributor to emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from Arctic lakes

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