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Study also points to potential new drug discovery advances
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North Atlantic shorelines. The climate scientists’ findings appear in the journal Geophysical Research Letters near the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s calamitous August 2005 landfall at New Orleans.
Greenland’s fjords are far deeper than previously thought, and glaciers will melt faster, researchers find
West Greenland’s fjords are vastly deeper than rudimentary models have shown, allowing intruding ocean water to badly undercut glacier faces, which will raise sea levels around the world much faster than previously estimated, a UCI-led research team has found.
Christie Fowler, UCI assistant professor of neurobiology & behavior, is one of six scientists to receive an Avenir Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Nine students from the Department of Chemistry and two from the Department of Earth System Science have earned graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. An equal number received honorable mentions.
Timothy Rupert, assistant professor of mechanical & aerospace engineering, has been awarded an Early Career Research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
UCI gets $1.25 million NASA grant to create research opportunities for Cal State L.A. minority students
NASA has awarded UCI $1.25 million as part of a new $5 million center at Cal State Los Angeles for STEM education, with an emphasis on minority students in areas such as climate change, hydrology, computational physics and data science.
A research team that includes UC Irvine proposes using a laser mounted on the International Space Station to zap threatening space debris.
Planet Earth is surrounded. Thousands of tons of dangerous space debris circles in low orbit,…