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"...We endorse the principles behind the March for Science, the value of empirically based and objectively evaluated knowledge, and the goal of a strong and growing scientific approach to the study of and decisions about the Earth."

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 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.

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Recent News

New department chair for EAS

David Hysell becomes new EAS Chair.

Merrill Presidential Scholar Li-Sha Lim '17 selects Wysocki as top contributor to her education at Cornell

Lim honored at convocation luncheon attended by deans and selected teachers.

EAS mourns the loss of Emeritus Professor Art Bloom

An icon of geomorphology has passed.

Did you know?

Charles Frederick Hartt, Cornell’s first professor of geology, in the 1870s led two geological surveys of Brazil with Cornell geology students and faculty. He brought back geological and paleontological samples for the University’s burgeoning collections and botanical specimens for Wiegand Herbarium.