Skip to content Skip to navigation

Press Releases

Computer simulations suggest climate change could lead to increased and prolonged air stagnation events in several regions of the world. These pockets of still air could contribute to hazardous air quality and impact human health.

June 23, 2014

Stanford Earth scientists prove that satellite-collected data can accurately measure aquifer levels, a finding with potentially huge implications for management of precious global water sources.

June 18, 2014

New Stanford research shows that enormous lakes that existed in the western United States during the peak of the last Ice Age grew large due to a cooler climate and a reduced evaporation rate. The finding could help improve computer simulations of climate change.

June 5, 2014

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 researchers have uncovered a vital clue about the mechanism behind a type of earthquake that originates deep within the Earth and accounts for a quarter of all temblors worldwide, some of which are strong enough to pose a safety hazard.


December 9, 2013

Researchers calculate that intense heat like that in the summer of 2012 is up to four times more likely to occur now than in pre-industrial America.

September 5, 2013

Said Pamela Matson, dean of Stanford's School of Earth Sciences: "He is irreplaceable – as a colleague, adviser,

... Earth system science; Tadashi Fukami, assistant professor of biology; and Katherine Maher, assistant profes

... Kevin Arrigo, Department of Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford. Role of polar marine microalgae in

... Co-PIs: Rebecca Bird and James Holland Jones (Anthropology), Page Chamberlain ( Environmental Earth System S

“We are all extremely pleased with the choice,” said Pamela Matson, dean of the School of Earth Sciences. “Marci

... Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections: (650 ) 725-1102, sweetkind@stanf