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

Research Areas

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Atmospheric Sciences

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

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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.

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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.

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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

Multiple EAPS Graduate Students Receive IN Space Grant Consortium Fellowship

07-20-2017

Three EAPS graduate students have been selected for a NASA-affiliated graduate fellowship.

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded NASA Fellowship

06-21-2017

Youmi Oh, an EAPS graduate student studying environmental geosciences, has been awarded the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF).

Dr. Doug Schmitt Selected for Stephen and Karen Brand Endowed Chair of Unconventional Energy

06-19-2017

Dr. Doug Schmitt will be joining the EAPS department in fall 2017 as the Stephen and Karen Brand Endowed Chair of Unconventional Energy, which was made possible by a generous gift from Stephen R. Brand, an EAPS alumnus, and his wife, Karen.

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded Multiple Fellowships

06-13-2017

Marie McBride, an EAPS PhD student studying planetary science, has received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship and the Amelia Earhart Fellowship.

New Version of Scholar Powers Meteorology Classes

06-12-2017

Learning scientific computing for the first time can be challenging enough, without the additional hurdles of installing and configuring the necessary software. Thanks to the updated, interactive features of Purdue’s Scholar cluster, those hurdles have been removed for Dr. Baldwin’s meteorology students.

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