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The Worst is Yet to Come for the Greenland Ice Sheet
New paper in Nature with UW grad student Jessica Badgeley and faculty Eric Steig and Greg Hakim, and led by ESS (Geological Sciences) alum Jason Briner (now at U. Buffalo) shows ... - Read More
'Grand Claims' of Life on Venus Lack Evidence, Skeptics Say | MSN
Last week, a team of researchers told the world that they had detected a molecule in the upper cloud layers of Venus typically only created by living creatures here on Earth. The ... - Read More
New NASA Images Show 'fresh Ice' Forming on Saturn's Moon | Yahoo! News
Composite images captured by an orbiting NASA spacecraft have offered hints that fresh ice is forming in several areas on Saturn's mysterious moon Enceladus. With Geyser-like ... - Read More
Decrease in Lightning Recorded over the Lower 48 | Eos
Researchers mining data from the National Lightning Detection Network found a 32% decrease in lightning counts in May and June 2020 compared with previous years. Joel Thornton, ... - Read More
Why a Blast of Rainfall on Oregon's New Forest Fire Scars Could Trigger Landslides | Oregon Public Broadcasting
The latest wildfires created perfect conditions for landslides and debris flows, but Oregon's terrain, trees and soil leave many questions about whether they'll happen. Alison ... - Read More
Deep-seated Landslides Triggered Mostly by Rainfall, Not Earthquakes.
Most landslides in western Oregon triggered by heavy rainfall, not big earthquakes New research published today in Science Advances by former ESS grad student Sean LaHusen, ... - Read More
Scientists Say That Venus Life is Still a Longshot | Forbes
Since being reported yesterday in the journal Nature Astronomy, the putative detection of phosphine in Venus' upper atmosphere has been gobbled up like raw astrobiological meat. ... - Read More
Alaska Earthquake Provides Valuable Insight for Pacific Northwest Scientists | KING 5
A powerful earthquake off Alaska's southern coast jolted coastal communities and forced residents to briefly scramble for higher ground over fears of a tsunami. Paul Bodin, UW ... - Read More
7 University of Washington Researchers Elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2020. Congratulations to Prof. Dave Montgomery
Seven scientists and engineers at the University of Washington have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences, according to an Read More
ESS Faculty Steig and Fudge to Lead Major New Drilling Project in Antarctica
NSF-funding research led by Eric Steig and TJ Fudge at UW, with Heidi Roop at U. Minnesota, Murat Aydin at UC Irvine, Mark Twickler and Joe Souney at UNH, will drill for ice ... - Read More
The College of the Environment Has Created a CoEnv COVID-19 Resources Page.
The College of the Environment has created a Read More
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How Routine Monitors Weather the Pandemic Storm | Eos
Much of routine monitoring can be done remotely these days, but networks aren't completely immune to COVID-19's society-halting symptoms. Harold Tobin, director of the UW-based Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
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