Research Areas - Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Purdue University

Research Areas


Atmospheric Sciences

We study extreme weather, climate change, and their impacts on both ecosystems and modern society.


Environmental Geoscience

We use biology, chemistry, geology, and physics to understand how the Earth System supports such a diversity of life and how human behavior is impacting this system.


Geology and Geophysics

We study the processes that shape our planet, from the building of mountains and oil-bearing sedimentary basins, to the flow of warm rocks and cold glaciers, to the triggering of earthquakes.


Planetary Science

We study the evolution of the solar system and how planets evolve over time due to impacts, tectonics, and atmospheric processes, with an eye to the potential for past and future habitability.

Research News

Dr. Tanamachi receives Violet Haas Fellowship


Assistant Professor Robin Tanamachi has been awarded the 2016 Violet Haas Fellowship.

Insights magazine features EAPS Outreach augmented reality sandbox


Insights magazine, a regular publication by Purdue's College of Science, has featured EAPS Outreach's Augmented Reality Sandbox.

Model for Orientale lunar basin formation published in Science


A research team including two EAPS professors and two EAPS graduate students has published two articles in Science detailing new discoveries about the moon.

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded Fellowship from National Science Foundation


EAPS graduate student Wendell Walters has been awarded a fellowship from the National Science Foundation for his upcoming postdoctoral research.

EAPS team finds cause of comet outbursts


An EAPS research team found that comet outbursts are likely caused by avalanches.

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