Winter 2016
Stanford Earth Insider
A quarterly newsletter for the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences community

 School News

Kate Maher

AGU awards Stanford early career scientist

The American Geophysical Union recognizes our own Kate Maher with the James B. Macelwane Medal for her work in environmental geochemistry.
COP21 participants

Students have front row seats at Paris talks

Thirty Stanford undergraduates traveled to France for the historic COP21 climate change negotiations and came back with stories to share.  
Students on the farm

A new educational farm on "the farm"

Students learn both theory and best practice at the six-acre O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm dedicated in October.
Student with new apparel

NEW! Stanford Earth brand gear is here

The first Stanford Earth brand items have arrived at the SU bookstore with more on the way. SAA alumni members enjoy a 10% discount. Select items online


Join Us: Polar Windows to Earth's Climate

March 1, 2016 7:30pm, Earth Matters public lecture, Bishop Auditorium
Stanford Earth oceanographer Kevin Arrigo has led numerous research trips to the Arctic and Antarctic. He will cover the impact of global warming on the oceans and share geoengineering ideas to mitigate it.  

Join Stanford's Sustainability Fair and Connecting the Dots forum 

April 19, 2016 1pm-4pm, Arrillaga Alumni Center (free)
Peruse the fair and attend Connecting the Dots: Knowledge to Action forum. Stanford Earth Advisory Board's Marcia McNutt, the editor of Science and soon-to-be president of the National Academy of Sciences, will keynote. 

Visit our new educational farm during Stanford Connects - Bay Area

May 21, 2016 - 10am to 7:30pm, Stanford campus
Register for brunch at the educational farm, reconnect with alumni, hear the history of Water in the West, and listen to Stanford Earth's Rob Dunbar talk about submersible adventures in the Pacific. 

In The News

Earthquake signals
A new algorithm designed to find matching seismic signals in large earthquake databases could spot previously missed micro quakes.
KRON4 TV, December 11, 2015                    VIDEO
Top 10 climate papers graphic
Top papers included two by Stanford Earth faculty: Marshall Burke's high cost of climate change and Rob Jackson's reaching peak emissions.
Carbon Brief, January 25, 2016
Drilling activity

Human triggered quakes can be stopped

Geophysicist Mark Zoback says man-made earthquakes from oil and gas activity are manageable but right work must be done first. Dallas Morning News, February 5, 2016.

Earth Matters - Research and Ideas


Scientists find Pangea helped make coal

Geologic forces that stitched the supercontinent Pangea together also helped form the ancient coal beds that powered the industrial revolution. 
January 22, 2016
Data imaging

Training computer models to simulate nature

New method developed by researchers uses training images to refine models of variability about subsurface processes and structures.  
January 4, 2016                                      
Infrared photo of leak

California's bellweather natural gas leak

Rob Jackson unpacks the causes, scope, and concerns of the now months-long Aliso Canyon gas storage leak in Southern California. NPR interview.
January 7, 2016

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