Earth and Environment News

01/23/2015 10:33:21
Douglas Smith
Fredric ("Fred") Raichlen, professor emeritus of civil and mechanical engineering in Caltech's Division of Engineering and Applied Science, passed away on December 13, 2014. He was an expert in coastal engineering whose pioneering studies of tsunami mechanics have led to standards for designing tsunami-resistant structures that have saved lives around the world.
Fred Raichlen
03/14/2014 14:42:13
Douglas Smith
On Wednesday, March 19, Professor of Geology Michael Lamb will describe how flowing water and grains of sand create Earth's dramatic landscapes.
03/13/2014 16:34:01
Cynthia Eller
Mark Simons, professor of geophysics at Caltech, along with graduate student Brent Minchew, recently logged over 40 hours of flight time mapping the surface of Iceland's glaciers.
02/28/2014 11:38:34
Brian Bell

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) named Mich

02/18/2014 13:00:51
Douglas Smith
If you ask Andy Ingersoll how Caltech has contributed to our understanding of the universe, he'll tell you, "Caltech invented planetary science!" Since the field's origins 50 years ago, Caltech has become one of the top planetary-science research centers.
02/10/2014 16:51:55
Cynthia Eller
Research by atmospheric chemist Paul Wennberg suggests that losses of natural gas—our "cleanest" fossil fuel—into the atmosphere may be a larger source than previously recognized.
02/04/2014 09:16:06
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
In addition to his individual research interests in photovoltaic cell development, Atwater is also part of a collaborative effort to advance solar energy research at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP).
01/28/2014 11:36:26
Cynthia Eller
In Caltech's Earth Surface Dynamics Lab the behavior of rivers is modeled through the use of artificial rivers through which water can be pumped at varying rates over a variety of sediments.
01/17/2014 10:33:47
Cynthia Eller
Since the magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake 20 years ago, researchers at Caltech have learned much more about where earthquakes are likely to happen, and how danger to human life and damage to property might be mitigated when they do occur.
01/14/2014 09:05:07
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
"It was a tremendous surprise that the agent that drives metamorphosis is such an elaborate, well-organized injection machine," says coauthor Grant Jensen.
A rendered image of the porcupine-like array of phage tail-like contractile structures in P. luteoviolacea bacteria.
12/17/2013 08:45:39
Cynthia Eller
Caltech researchers Michael Lamb and Kenneth A. Farley offer a plausible account that amphitheater-headed canyons on both Earth and Mars were created by enormous floods.
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