Earth & Planetary Surface Processes
Work in this area encompasses a wide range of topics that involve water, landscape, environment and climate, their interactions and evolution. Selected examples of currently funded research include: paleoclimate studies using sediment and micropaleontology proxies, environmental systems monitoring with distributed temperature sensing, Mars exploration and polar/climate processes, climate and environmental shifts as recorded in stable isotopes, abandoned mine land remediation and monitoring, and the influence of faulting and other tectonic processes on mountain geomorphology and sedimentary basins.
Faculty: Breitmeyer, Calvin, McCoy, Noble, Poulson, Trexler, Tyler, NBMG: Ayling
See also the interdisciplinary graduate program in Hydrological Sciences