Geology

Exposed sediments reveal decades of Lake Powell history

As Lake Powell shrinks, the sediment that built up over the lake’s six-decade history is being revealed.


U geoscientist sails on Arctic research cruise

The two-month expedition headed north to investigate the Atlantic Ocean’s origins.


Possible chemical leftovers from early Earth sit near the core

Low seismic velocity zones may be remnants of incomplete mixing during the early stages of the planet’s interior.


A desert landscape with striped layers of sediment colors, from auburn to shades of brown.

Tracking fossils to follow Utah’s past climate

A paleontologist and her team documented over 600 new fossil finds from the Age of Mammals, a record in the multi-decade Uinta Basin Project.


Why geoscience matters

Geosciences is an integrative science, combining many disciplines and touching many aspects of our lives.


Unusual earthquakes highlight central Utah volcanoes

No sign of imminent eruption, researchers say, but quakes show activity in Black Rock Desert


Perseverance Rover’s journey to Mars

U alum Thomas Stucky, a KBRwyle engineer at NASA’s Ames Research Center, talked about NASA’s mission to search for life on Mars—and prepare for future human explorers.


Fossil species named for U professor Kathleen Ritterbush

Name honors Ritterbush’s research in the rock formation where the fossil shell was found.


U partners with Taiwan universities for dual degree program

The agreement allows students studying geology or atmospheric science to concurrently earn degrees.


Utah’s land and life

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