Dept. of Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
UBC experts on wildfire smoke and air quality
UBC experts are available to comment on air quality due to smoke from B.C. wildfires.
Jul 9, 2021
UBC researchers establish new timeline for ancient magnetic field on Mars
Mars had a global magnetic field much earlier—and much later—in the planet’s history than scientists have previously known.
May 1, 2020
New viruses discovered in endangered wild Pacific salmon populations
Three new viruses—including one from a group of viruses never before shown to infect fish—have been discovered in endangered Chinook and sockeye salmon populations.
Sep 4, 2019
Watch live coverage of the Mars InSight landing with member of NASA team
Watch NASA’s live coverage of the Mars InSight landing with the UBC planetary scientist who is the only Canadian involved in the mission.
Nov 23, 2018
Vital volcano insights come at a cost during UBC scientists’ summer expedition
It started out like the camping trip from hell, but it turned into the research expedition of a lifetime for three University of British Columbia volcanologists.
Oct 1, 2018
Why we live on Earth and not Venus
Compared to its celestial neighbours Venus and Mars, Earth is a pretty habitable place. So how did we get so lucky? A new study sheds light on the improbable evolutionary path that enabled Earth to sustain life.
Jul 21, 2015
MESSENGER reveals Mercury’s ancient magnetic field secrets
New data from MESSENGER, the spacecraft that orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet a week ago, reveals Mercury’s magnetic field is almost four billion years old.
May 7, 2015
More than 50 classes at UBC are turning midterms into a group learning experience.
Nov 10, 2014 - by Jessica Werb