Hiking Lembert Dome, Yosemite National Park
A very fresh impact crater on Mars
Backscattered electron image of a goethite-rich sample
Green and purple - Sampling a leaf for biomarker analysis
Group photo in front of the type section of the Bonarelli Anoxic event, Gubbio, Italy, on spring 2014 undergraduate field trip

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Whether you're interested in studying the world beneath your feet, or worlds farther away, the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences provides the tools for understanding the processes that shape our planet and other solar system bodies. Understanding the Earth system is also the key to addressing many environmental challenges, including climate change, water quality, and sources of energy. More...

Upcoming Events

Jan
25
Arctic deltas: Toward understanding process and form on high-latitude coasts
Rudolph Hall Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Feb
01
Deep, dark, and wet: Dynamic hydrology beneath the Antarctic ice sheet
Rudolph Hall Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Feb
08
Rudolph Hall Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Feb
15
Rudolph Hall Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Feb
22
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm

Photo of the Week

January 17, 2018: After mudslides in Montecito, California
Image credit: Kenneth Song/Santa Barbara News-Press via REUTERS
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