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Lab tests probe the secrets of steep and rocky streams
June, 2017
Modeling floods that formed canyons on Earth and Mars
December, 2016
Modeling floods that formed canyons on Earth, Mars
December, 2016
Modeling floods that formed canyons on Earth and Mars
December, 2016
Modeling floods that formed canyons on Earth and Mars
November, 2016
NASA Rover's Sand-Dune Studies Yield Surprise
July, 2016
Strange ripples found on Mars
July, 2016

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Curious Dunes
July, 2016
Reconstructing Catastrophic Floods on Earth and Mars
July, 2016
Many Faces of Mars Weathered Exterior
July, 2016
Mars has a kind of dune we've never seen before
July, 2016
The rocks on Mars suggest it used to look like Earth. What happened?
July, 2016
Suddenly, a River Runs Through It
June, 2016
Plunging into waterfall sediment transport modeling
June, 2016
A River Runs Through It, but why?
June, 2016
Sudden shifts in the course of a river on a delta may be predicted, thanks to new study
May, 2016
Rover reveals puzzling sand dunes on Mars
April, 2016
How debris flows can be triggered after a fire
December, 2015
Ancient Mars Was Wetter and Warmer Than We Ever Realized
October, 2015
Mars Used To Have Massive Lakes And Streams, NASA Says
October, 2015
NASA Rover Finds Evidence That Mars Once Had Lakes
October, 2015
NASA 'Eyes' Study Louisiana's Changing Wetlands
July, 2015
Satellite Eye on Earth
June, 2015

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Ancient Mars had an Ocean
March, 2015
Los Angeles Should be Buried
March, 2015
Bank Materials Strongly Influence River Valley Evolution
February, 2015
How debris flows happen
December, 2014
Caltech President Dunked in Flume
August, 2014

Caltech president Thomas F. Rosenbaum accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from MIT...

Clues for a Martian Landscape
April, 2014
Mudslide science news
March, 2014
When Rocks Roll: How Sediment Transport Shapes Planetary Surfaces
March, 2014
From Rivers to Landslides: Charting the Slopes of Sediment Transport
January, 2014

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Megafloods: What They Leave Behind
December, 2013
Megafloods May Have Carved Canyons on Earth & Mars
December, 2013
‘Megafloods’ may have carved canyons on Earth and Mars
December, 2013
Idaho’s amphitheater-headed canyons formed by megaflooding
December, 2013
Lamb receives Luna Leopold Award from the American Geophysical Union
October, 2013
Ancient Mars River May Have Flowed into Huge Ocean
July, 2013
Was This Once a Vast Martian Coastline?
July, 2013
Could Mars have supported life after loss of thick atmosphere?
July, 2013
Did an ocean once exist on Mars? Research shows it's possible
July, 2013
Caltech scientists find evidence of ocean on Mars
July, 2013
Caltech study shows strong evidence that an ocean once existed on Mars
July, 2013
Mars Ocean? Caltech Scientists Say They've Found Strong Evidence For Ancient Body Of Water
July, 2013
The Latest from Mars: Dried up Riverbed May Have Flowed into an Ancient Ocean
July, 2013
Red Planet Riviera: Ancient Mars Ocean Found?
July, 2013
Cosmic rays show how boulders move
May, 2013
Mars rover's search for signs of life may come up dry
May, 2013
Topographic winds may have shaped Mount Sharp, Mars
December, 2012
New Earth Surface Dynamics Laboratory
November, 2012
The lost lake that was rediscovered by lasers and genetics
November, 2011
Evidence Emerges of Ancient Lake in California's Eel River
November, 2011
Evidence emerges of ancient lake in California's Eel River
November, 2011
Evidence of Ancient Lake in California's Eel River Emerges
November, 2011
Scientists find evidence of ancient lake in Eel River
November, 2011
Ancient Landslide Merged Trout Populations
November, 2011
Prehistoric landslide created hidden California lake
November, 2011
'Mid these dancing rocks
June, 2011
New Lab Simulates Flooding Rivers
May, 2011
New Flume on the Block
December, 2010
Carving Canyons
October, 2010
Ce canyon profond de 7 m s'est creuse' en trois jours
October, 2010
2002 Canyon Lake flood may offer clues to Mars geography
July, 2010
Data Deluge: Texas Flood Canyon Offers Test of Hydrology Theories for Earth and Mars
June, 2010
Caltech geologist investigates canyon carved in just 3 days in Texas flood
June, 2010
Canyon Carved in Just Three Days in Texas Flood: Insight Into Ancient Flood Events on Earth and Mars
June, 2010
Modelling Mars in a Texan torrent
June, 2010
Canyons Form Quickly, Recent Gusher Suggests
June, 2010
Geologist investigates canyon carved in just three days in Texas flood
June, 2010
Even a newborn canyon is big in Texas
June, 2010
Vorming ravijn kan supersnel
June, 2010
Entstehung von Canyons: Sturzfluten frusen metertiefe Schneisen ins Gestein
June, 2010
Station Fire provides opportunity to understand the science of mudslides
April, 2010
Debris flow hazards
February, 2010

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More than One Way to Preserve a Waterfall
August, 2009
Mars in your backyard
May, 2009
Forming Valleys from Below
March, 2009
Sculpted by a Megaflood
July, 2008
Water Everywhere on Early Mars But Only for a Geologic Moment?
July, 2008
Early Mars Had Floods, Yellowstone-Like Hot Springs
May, 2008
Canyons on Mars formed by 'megafloods'
May, 2008
Interview on Box Canyon formation
May, 2008
Earth canyon hints at ancient megafloods on Mars
May, 2008
Massive Floods May Have Formed Steep-Headed Canyons
May, 2008
Idaho Canyons Could Lower Chances of Martian Life
May, 2008
Martian Canyons by a Trickle or a Gush?
May, 2008
Ancient Flash Floods Sculpted Earth, Mars
May, 2008
Carved from the Surface
September, 2007