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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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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

Study: Southwest may face 'megadrought' within century

Due to global warming, the chances the Southwest suffers a decadelong drought is at least 50...

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...

Did you know?

"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