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How do Utah’s Iconic Arches Respond to Environmental Change?

Utah’s iconic red rock arches have been formed over millennia by geologic movement, erosion, and gravity. But these formations are not static, and environmental forces continue to affect these natural wonders.

Dr. Jeff Moore, Associate Professor, Geology and Geophysics, heads the Geohazards Research Group, which seeks to understand how arches respond to changes in their environment, and how the strength of these structures change over time.

The National Park Service provides partial support for the research Moore’s group undertakes. Click through to read “Studying the Fate of Arches.”