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Kate Maher and Page Chamberlain have modeled how the topography and rock composition of a landscape affects the process by which carbon dioxide is transferred to oceans and eventually buried in Earth’s interior.

 

 

March 14, 2014

Stanford geophysicist Rosemary Knight is employing novel surface technology to study intrusion of saltwater into freshwater aquifers along the Monterey and Santa Cruz county coasts. She is available for media interviews on Thursday, March 13 from 10am to 4pm Pacific Time, and also on March 17 and 18. 

March 12, 2014

This course will run from April 1 to June 10 and encompass the fields of rock mechanics, structural geology, earthquake seismology and petroleum engineering to address a wide range of geomechanical problems that arise during the exploitation of oil and gas reservoirs. 

March 5, 2014

Stanford professor Tiziana Vanorio is using a seed grant to launch online lessons that could dramatically shorten the learning curve for complicated lab instruments.

March 5, 2014

Stanford scientists are using measurements and computer simulations to investigate the worst drought in California's history.

February 25, 2014

For Tiziana Vanorio, an unsettling childhood experience in Italy led to a lifelong fascination with rocks.

February 25, 2014

From nuclear waste to strategic minerals for renewable energy, Rod Ewing wants to inject more science into long-term solutions. The recipient of a PhD in geology from Stanford in 1974, Ewing returns to The Farm with joint appointments in the School of Earth Sciences and the Center for International Security and Cooperation.

February 24, 2014

A review of more than 200 earlier studies confirms that U.S. emissions of methane are considerably higher than official estimates. Leaks from the nation's natural gas system are an important part of the problem. 

February 13, 2014

Stanford's Adam Brandt and colleagues have found that methane leakage from the U.S. natural gas infrastructure is much higher than official estimates.

February 13, 2014

NSF-funded California Alliance includes Stanford, UC Berkeley, Caltech and UCLA

February 13, 2014

USGS geophysicist and alumnus Ross Stein will deliver the Earth Sciences Distinguished Lecture on Feb. 24.

February 12, 2014

Prof. Rob Dunbar will deliver the Winter Quarter Earth Matters Lecture thru Stanford's Continuing Studies Program in Cubberley Auditorium. Admission is free.

January 30, 2014

The Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering program provides a fully funded 8-week research experience combined with a comprehensive training and mentoring, preparing participants for success in graduate school. 

 

January 28, 2014

Stanford scientists have developed a new "virtual earthquake" technique and used it to confirm a prediction that Los Angeles would experience stronger-than-expected ground motion if a major quake occurred along the southern San Andreas Fault.

January 23, 2014

Robert Jackson and his team discovered 5,893 methane gas leaks beneath the nation's capital.

January 17, 2014

A new study confirms a prediction made by Paul Segall that measurements of ground movement near a volcano vary with eruption rate. 

January 13, 2014

Four Earth Sciences PhD students aim to build an experiential sustainability learning center in Alaska.

January 9, 2014

Earth Sciences researchers in Antarctica ring in the New Year with a message for the Michigan State Spartans, who will play Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl Game on January 1.



December 31, 2013

Powerful software developed by the Carnegie Institution for Science is now available at no cost to people who complete a training course hosted by Stanford Online.

December 17, 2013

Stanford scientists are studying a nearby abandoned mine for insights on transforming carbon dioxide gas into a solid mineral that can be permanently stored underground. Kate Maher talks about the research.

December 12, 2013

The uplift of two mountain ranges in Central Asia beginning 30 million years ago expanded the Gobi Desert and set Central Asia on its path to extreme aridity, a Stanford study suggests.

December 9, 2013

Stanford scientists are studying a nearby abandoned mine for insights on transforming carbon dioxide gas into a solid mineral that can be permanently stored underground.

December 9, 2013

Stanford researchers working in Mozambique point the way for an informal water practice to help solve one of the world's most pressing health and welfare issues.

 

December 6, 2013

Through the School of Earth Sciences, students took on a broad range of field and computation-based projects. 

December 2, 2013

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