Tag: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Climate scientists and computer scientists are working together to understand what drives the global climate system—from deep in the ocean to high in the sky.
The Tibetan Plateau in China experiences some of the most extreme weather patterns on Earth, making it an ideal location for Rochester climate scientists to student the complex web of global climate patterns.
A recent interpretive review of scientific literature performed by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey and here at Rochester pays particular attention to gas hydrates beneath the Arctic Ocean.
For the last 160 years, the Earth’s magnetic field has been weakening. In an essay shared on Newsweek, professor John Tarduno explains archaeomagnetism research, in which geophysicists team up with archaeologists to study the effects of these changes.
There is very little data on the methane levels in the Great Lakes, the world’s largest collection of freshwater. Early last spring, earth and environmental sciences professor John Kessler invited five undergraduate students and a master’s degree candidate on a research venture designed to change that.
Geophysicist John Tarduno has taken a group of students to Africa and Australia this summer to continue his groundbreaking work on the strength and direction of Earth’s magnetic field. The students are live-tweeting from their research sites, sending photos from the field.
A new study shows that the polar seas are much better than other regions of the ocean at trapping carbon from marine plankton.
Geochemist Robert Poreda, professor of earth and environmental sciences and an expert in the field of noble gases, was honored earlier this month as a newly elected fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA).