A study led by Robert Eagle, UCLA researcher in the department of Earth and space sciences, and Aradhna Tripati, UCLA assistant professor of Earth and space sciences and of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, showing that temperatures in central China are 10 to 14 degrees hotter than 20,000 years ago — an increase greater than many scientists assumed — was highlighted today by China's Xinhua News Agency, RedOrbit, Climate Progress, Science Daily and Science 2.0 . Eagle and Tripati, who is also a member of UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, were quoted in the coverage. Assistant Professor Ulli Seibt and Professor David Neelin of the department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences were also involved in the research.
UCLA space scientists have now devised a way to monitor collisions in interplanetary space by using a new method to determine the mass of magnetic clouds that result from the impacts. Their findings, published online this month in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science, are the result of nearly 30 years of observations of collisions and could help scientists better understand where to look first to find new meteroid debris that could become dangerous.
Professor Russell's colleagues have organized a symposium in early May to honor his career in science.
In this four-minute video, Margot, a professor in the department of Earth, planetary and space sciences and in the department of physics and astronomy, describes some of the radar astronomy research conducted in his UCLA laboratory.
Sarah Palaich has been awarded a Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship by the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration. This prestigious award provides full support for up tofour years of graduate study as well as research opportunities at DOE laboratories "to work with some of the nation's most sophisticated and powerful experimental and computational facilities."