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New Faculty - Sara C. Pryor

Sara C. Pryor is an atmospheric scientist who uses a combination of field measurements and numerical tools to improve understanding of the climate system.

New Faculty - Dr. Geoff Abers

Professor Geoff Abers is a geophysicist who uses the tools of earthquake seismology to understand the forces, material cycles, and deep structure of the Earth.

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About Eas

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

Jordan elected 2014 AGU Fellow

The American Geophysical Union's 2014 class of AGU Fellows includes Cornell's Terry Jordan.

Mahowald makes Highly Cited Researcher list

Sciencewatch names 22 Highly Cited Researchers at Cornell in the sciences and social sciences...

Research shows Oklahoma seismicity triggered by wastewater disposal

Science covers Keranen's studies that delve into wastewater disposal implications for Oklahoma.

Isacks Receives Distinct Honor from AGU

2014 Walter H. Bucher Medal awarded to Professor Emeritus Bryan Isacks by the American Geophysical...

New Chair for EAS

Rick Allmendinger succeeds Larry Brown as EAS Chair July 1, 2014.

Did you know?

The Geological Society of America was founded in Ithaca, New York in 1888 by some of the great geologists of the time, including James Hall, James Dwight Dana, and Alexander Winchell, who were members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This year marks GSA's 125th Anniversary. The annual meeting will take place October 27 - 30 in Denver, CO. Cornell's Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Suzanne Mahlburg Kay is currently the President of GSA. The late Jack E. Oliver, EAS Professor Emeritus also served as GSA President in 1987.