Dr Christine Hatch and co-authors recently published an article in Hydrological Processes challenging the historic assumption that hydraulic conductivity can be treated as a constant in hydraulic and hydrogeologic modeling, especially at sediment-water i
Dr. Christine Hatch recently brought the department's stream table to students at Amherst Regional Middle School as part of their Climate Change Carnival. “This is a good thing to learn about,” said Elannah Brennan, 14, of Amherst, after working with other students to form the riverbeds as the water was unleashed.
Professor Julie Brigham-Grette is playing a key role in the founding of the 50x30 Coalition: an alliance between cryosphere and emissions research institutions and governments that have accepted the scientific necessity to reduce emissions 50% by 2030.
The department is offering several courses this summer through UMass University Without Walls. All courses will be taught remote, and can be taken by students and professionals. Check out the courses below:
Courses in Geography
The department has recently established a fund in memory of Dr Sheila Seaman, who died in 2019 after a valiant battle with cancer. A much beloved teacher, a creative researcher, and an endearing colleague, Sheila embodied the best attributes of a geoscientist and a human
“Dinosaurs sit at an evolutionary point between birds, which are warm-blooded, and reptiles, which are cold-blooded. Our results suggest that all major groups of dinosaurs had warmer body temperatures than their environment” - post-doctoral fellow Dr.
It is with deep regret that we mark the passing of Professor Ward Motts (3/31/1924 - 2/22/2020). The memorial service will be on March 29th at South Congregational Church, 2 PM
Dr. Julie Brigham-Grette will highlight the Lake El’gygytgyn Drilling program on PBS's Polar Extremes, airing February 5th and 8pm EST.
The UMass Geography Club attended the NESTVAL Geography Bowl on October 18th, 2019, hosted by Framingham State University. UMass competed against five other teams and placed 3rd. Salem State University took the top spot, followed by the University of New Hampshire in second place.
Professor Rob DeConto was in Monaco this week with other members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working on a draft summary for policymakers of their Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
Several students and faculty from the department are presenting their research at this years annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Phoenix, AZ. A schedule of U-Mass Geosciences presentations are listed below. Be sure to pop by these talks to hear about some great rese
Professor Raymond Bradley has been elected an international fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. The recognition is for his research that is helping understand the nature and causes of climate change.
Professor Sheila Seaman passed away at home in Leverett on Saturday, July 27 after a long heroic battle with cancer. A beloved teacher and researcher in the department, she was a volcanologist who studied active and extinct volcanoes in Iceland, Maine, Arizona, New Mexico, and Canada.
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