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
Several faculty and students will be presenting research at the annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Washington DC from December 10th-14th. Below is a schedule of where and when to see them!
This grant pays for a new X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer to replace two old and failing X-ray spectrometers at UMass-Amherst. The current instruments have operated constantly for more than 30 years.
Stearns A. “Tony” Morse, professor emeritus of geosciences, has received the Mineralogical Association of Canada’s Peacock Medal, its highest award, for “outstanding contributions to the mineral sciences of Canada.” The award was presented at a lunch June 19 during the association’s annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
A collaboration between the Northeast Climate Adapatation Science Center, students, and faculty in the department has resulted in the first decade-scale paleotemperature reconstruction for New England, spanning ~900 years.
Several of our students and faculty will be presenting their work at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Indiannapolis. If you're at the conference, be sure to check them out!
Sunday, 4 November 2018
08:05 AM - 08:20 AM
Could information about activity deep beneath Earth’s crust help humans prepare for major earthquakes through building, planning, and infrastructure?
Once again, the UMass Amherst Geography Club performed well against tough competition at the regional World Geography Bowl during the New England-St Lawrence Valley (NESTVAL) divisional meeting of the American Association of Geographers, October 12, 2018, at Keene State College.
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:
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