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June 13 - 15, 2014, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.  This will be a special departmental alumni event and GSA celebration!

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Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell is focused on understanding the nature and evolution of our home planet by applying the basic principles of mathematics, physics and chemistry. EAS hosts frontier research on a wide variety of processes which drive the solid earth, the oceans and the atmosphere.  From geohazards to critical resources, from the origin of mountains to the origin of megastorms, from the inner core to the edge of space, from reading the geological record of ancient earth to forecasting meteorological threats to future earth,  EAS scientists and students use the latest technologies while traveling the globe to probe our physical environment.  EAS is dedicated to training the next generation of global leaders in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences while promoting a citizenry informed on the science behind the important environmental and hazard issues of our time.

Recent News

2012 earthquakes in Italy: Science unveils findings and comments

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EAS Adjunct Professor, Geoff Abers, comments after ICHESE panel reports long-awaited findings.

New York Times highlights Monger's oceanography class

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Cornell's oceanography class standing out from the crowd

Allmendinger says massive quake in Chile may still not be the ‘big one’

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Allmendinger's prediction becomes reality April 1 in Chile

Extensive Studies of Fault Zone Point to Latest Earthquake

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“This segment in Chile had not broken since 1877,” said Allmendinger.

Currens '12, Pierrehumbert '12, and Schnepf '13 receive 2014 NSF Fellowships

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Ben Currens, Nadia Pierrehumbert, and Neesha Schnepf, all former SES majors in EAS are recipients...

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"Tsunamis used to be called tidal waves because they look like a tide wave coming in or going out very fast. But they are not related to tides. Tsunamis are caused by a sudden and significant vertical displacement of water from an underwater earthquake or landslide. Not all underwater earthquakes or landslides cause tsunamis and not all tsunamis are devastating." - Louise McGarry, Ph.D. candidate Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanology. Read More