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Webinar focusing on physical, chemical, and biological processes that shape our home planet and determine how human perturbations affect our environment

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...

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About EAS

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) 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, the scientists and students of EAS use the latest technologies while traveling the globe to probe our physical environment. We are 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

EAS Senior receives 2015 SUNY Chancellor's Award; CALS Academic Excellence Award

Atmospheric science major, Aaron Match '15, receives both the Chancellor's Award for 2015 and a...

Thompson receives Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences 2015 Mentorship Medal

Established in 2008, the CFES/FCST mentorship award recognizes an earth scientist from Canadian...

High Poisson's ratio of Earth's inner core explained by carbon alloying

Mainak Mookherjee shares credit for newly published Nature Geoscience article.

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. Cornell's Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Suzanne Mahlburg Kay was the 2013 Geological Society of America's President. The late Jack E. Oliver, EAS Professor Emeritus also served as GSA President in 1987. Read More