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  • Finding Faults

    Improving understanding of earthquakes hazards

    Geologists have long been uncertain about the factors that govern how new faults grow. In new modeling and analyses of fault geometry in the Earth’s crust, UMass Amherst geoscientist Michele Cooke... More

  • Brook Trout

    Managing natural resources in the face of climate change

    As a Graduate Fellow with the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) based at UMass Amherst, Paul Damkot and his colleagues are on the forefront of working to understand the critical threats and... More

  • Hurricane History

    Documenting severe storms in the past to prepare for future climate change

    New evidence of historically unprecedented hurricane activity along the northeastern coast of what would become the United States may provide a window into what we may expect in coming centuries with... More

  • Stress Test

    Assessing vulnerability to climate change to better manage water resources

    Understanding and modeling human-hydrologic systems is critical to improving societal responses to water resources needs and sustainable management in the face of climate change.