Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Atmosphere, Oceans, and Climate

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Recent paleontological work described and published a new genus and species of Paleozoic fossil plant, named "Douropteris alvarezii", that honors Professor Walter Alvarez. 
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
Detecting underground voids, such as old mine workings, solution cavities in karst terrain, or unknown tunnels such as illicit cross-border tunnels, is a challenging problem for geophysics...
Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, which has been continuously erupting since 1983, began a new eruptive phase on May 3, 2018. 
Nine UC Berkeley faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
by Imke de Pater, Professor of EPS & Astronomy, in Nature, published 23 April 2018
The explosion took place under Mt. Mantap at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the country’s north, rocking the area like a 5.2-magnitude earthquake.
  “It’s as though the water ice is partially molten,” said Raymond Jeanloz, a professor of earth and planetary science at the University of California, Berkeley, and an author of the...
“It is most extraordinary that the authors don’t even mention volcanism. That is really bizarre.” - Paul Renne, a geologist with the Berkeley Geochronology Center who has argued...
 Applications to become a GSI/Reader for the Earth & Planetary Sciences Department for Fall 2018 are now being accepted by the department.
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