Geology

Utah’s land and life

Explore the Natural Museum of History’s exhibitions from the comfort of your own home.


A chemical mosaic under our feet

New research paints an intricate picture of how the Earth’s mantle is like a Jackson Pollock painting.


Seal conservation strategies

Chemical records in teeth confirm elusive Alaska lake seals are one of a kind.


Flying across America for POWs and for science

A geology professor explores the way water weaves through America—and into Americans’ very bones.


OLD FAITHFUL’S HEART

Dense seismograph network shows subsurface geyser plumbing structures.


A SEISMIC CELEBRATION

Today is the 50th anniversary of the U’s Seismograph Stations, which now include 237 seismic-recording stations located in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho to monitor earthquakes throughout the world and the region.


LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG

A team of international paleontologists, including Adam Huttenlocker at the U, determine how some mammal relatives survived the Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction.


U PROFESSOR NAMED STATE EPSCOR DIRECTOR

Paul Brooks, of the geology and geophysics department, has been named as the new program director of the Utah Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.


MORE HOT ROCK UNDER YELLOWSTONE

U seismologists discovered a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, and it is four times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber.