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Geoffrey Abers

Most of us don’t think about what’s going on below our feet, much less several miles below. Geoffrey Abers is different. The Earth and Atmospheric Sciences professor devotes his research to the movements and behaviors of Earth’s deep interior, and to...

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.

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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

Is a zombie volcano a thing?

Pritchard and students comment on Discovery News question: "Zombie volcano or new supervolcano?"

EAS alumna on NASA panel; piques Astrobiology Magazine's interest

Majoring in Science of Earth Systems at Cornell provided Phoebe Cohen '02 a broad background in...

Interdisciplinary project: historic images of glaciers digitized

Photographic techniques once used by Cornell's Tarr and von Engeln now reveal 100 years of glacial...

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.

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