A study of Mount St. Helens aims to look deep — all the way down to the zone where tectonic plates collide and magma rises. ESS‘ John Vidale, one of the researchers, says the study is one of the first to look that far below a volcano. Read (slightly) more here!
More than plants, edibles and bees, the UW student farm is meant to help educate the campus about global impacts of our food choices. The UW Farm brings together students from a variety of backgrounds to build a vibrant community on campus. And it’s expanding — check out this video to learn more!
Some might say that University of Washington oceanographers did well to only lose one of 21 underwater probes, given that they were deployed near the notorious Bermuda Triangle, where boats and airplanes have been known to disappear without a trace. Oceanography‘s Tom Sanford is one of the researchers in this project. Read about this super cool project here.
How to meet the water needs for Eastern Washington’s communities, industry, crops and fisheries is the focus of a report recently finalized by the Washington Department of Ecology’s Office of Columbia River (OCR). The forecast evaluates likely changes in surface water supply and demand in Eastern Washington over the next 20 years. Check out this story; the Climate Impacts Group is mentioned.
Check out these cool videos, highlighting two Earth and Space Sciences courses, and created by ESS students. The videos were created to promote ESS courses, and do a great job of highlighting the exciting course offerings and fun associated projects.
Watch a video about ESS 205 – Access to Space — here, featuring balloon launch.
Watch a video about ESS 102 here, which includes rocket launch.
Some of the first projected debris from the tsunami that hit Japan over one year ago are making their way towards – and already landing on – beaches in the Pacific Northwest. Read the recent Seattle Times article that details what’s happening and what to expect.
Like a seal that dives into the water over and over feeding on fish, sometime in the not-too-distant future sophisticated scientific equipment will start traveling from the ocean’s surface to 650 feet deep as often as eight times a day. Along the way it will collect important data about ocean properties including currents, microorganisms and temperature, sending the information in real time to scientists sitting comfortably in their offices–and with updates it will do this for 25 years. See a slideshow and read more about this project here.