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EAS hosts frontier research on a wide variety of processes which drive the solid earth, the oceans, and the atmosphere.  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.

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Recent News

Update on Cornell's Earth Source Heat Project

"...to create a new regional energy supply and to heat Cornell's campus with renewable resources..."

"Where is the human in climate change?": Unintended Consequences

Natalie Mahowald's work featured on episode of the series, "What makes us human?"

Science of Earth Systems major, Samantha Moruzzi '20, receives AIPG Scholarship

Moruzzi is one of 19 students receiving a 2018 AIPG undergraduate scholarship.

Did you know?

Sidney Kaufman (1930, AB; 1934, Ph.D.) collected the first off-shore seismic reflection profile and as chief of a water seismic crew that normally operated in bays, marshes, inlets and lagoons, Kaufman found a rock formation that extended from a bay near Corpus Christi into the Gulf. When his boss discovered what he was doing, he said "What the hell are you doing in 65 feet of water? You know we can't drill out there" and Kaufman returned to land. Decades later, the company put his findings to work in offshore production.His studies helped lead to petroleum production in the Gulf of Mexico. Kaufman later return to Cornell as a professor in geophysics.