The extraordinary strength of the present El Niño may lead to a particularly wet winter in California, but Noah Diffenbaugh and Daniel Swain say that it might not be enough to end California's worst drought on record.
New Stanford Earth research reveals that large areas of open water in the Southern Ocean are benefiting phytoplankton blooms that help support the Antarctic food chain and mitigate the effects of climate change.
What if we could see through the crust of the earth to locate and measure precious groundwater? It’s no longer necessary to do “exploratory surgery” on the earth, says Rosemary Knight, whose team uses satellites to track fresh water.
Earth Systems sophomores Emma Hutchinson and Mary Cirino researched Earth's climate, from the strongest wind system on Earth to the tropical Pacific, as part of the Stanford School of Earth Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research (SESUR) program.
High school students participating in the School of Earth Sciences internship program sat down with Earth Systems BS/MS candidate Alessandra Santiago to discuss their work in active research labs, their analysis of ancient animals and climate change, and what they gained from their time on the Stanford campus.
2014 PhD recipients are well positioned to tackle the most pressing energy issues facing their generation, from carbon capture and storage to shale gas and providing power to India’s growing population.
Modern cultures and technologies have crept into the most isolated communities in the world. Stanford scientists have developed software to better understand how outside forces can affect the sustainability of indigenous peoples.
Earth Systems senior Kaley Dodson and the Stanford women's water polo team won their third national title in four years by beating UCLA 9-5. In Kaley's Stanford career, the team had a stunning 108-7 won-loss record.
The School of Earth Sciences Undergraduate Research Program immerses students in serious research projects, exposing them to the process of scientific inquiry and helping them decide about their academic futures.