Stepping out of a capsule no bigger than a modest home kitchen, the four-person crew of NASA’s latest Human Exploration Research Analog study “returned” to Earth last month after a 45-day mission to fictional asteroid Geographos.
The formation mechanism of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York has long posed a geologic mystery, say seismology researchers at the nearby University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Scientists know that the Arctic is warming faster than any other region, and this is associated with greatly reduced extent and seasonal persistence of sea-ice.
Using newly discovered archival measurements to construct an instrumental record of water levels and storm tides in Boston since 1825, researchers report today that local averaged relative sea level rose by nearly a foot (0.28 meters) over the past 200 years, with the greatest increase occurring since 1920.
Several of our Geosciences students, and other students that our faculty have sponsored, are presenting today at the Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference in the U-Mass Campus Center. Pop on by to hear about their great research:
Eight UMass Geosciences undergraduates presented their research at the 5 College Geology Symposium at Amherst College on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018:
Postdoctoral researcher Will Daniels is about to spend 45 days "away from Earth" - without ever leaving the ground - as part of NASA's 17th Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) mission at NASA - Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.
Several of our faculty and students are presenting at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) general assembly in Vienna, Austria, this week:
In New Orleans this week for The Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual meeting? Check out these presentations by U-Mass fauclty and students:
The geosciences department, internationally known as host to one of the top electron microprobe laboratories in the world, will add a new, state-of-the-art $1.1 million microprobe to its toolkit later this year, say professors Michael Williams and Michael Jercinovic, who direct the electron microprobe/scanning electron microscope facility in Mor
Last year, the department of Geosciences received a generous donation of a fossil collection from Lawrence Osborn.
Dr. David Boutt has been named the 2018 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer by the Geological Society of America's Hydrogeology Division.
More information about the lectureship / series, and the talks Dr. Boutt will be giving, can be found here.
The UMass Amherst Geography Club was the top-scoring team for the fourth consecutive year in the World Geography Bowl held at the 2017 New England-St Lawrence Valley (NESTVAL) divisional meeting of the American Association of Geographers.
Several of our faculty and students are presenting their research at the GSA annual meeting in Seattle this week. Below is a schedule of presentations, sessions chaired, and events hosted by members of our department:
The Department of Geosciences was invited to create five exhibits showcasing various subjects in earth science, which is currently on display in the Integrated Science Building until the Fall of 2018. A webpage with a link to each exhibit can be found here.
Associate Professor David Boutt received an award from the state of Massachusetts to continue monitoring isotopes in groundwater across the state. These data can be used to examine the impacts of drought vs. wet weather on groundwater.