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Remembering Barbara Gibson

Scientists drove radars inside Hurricane Laura’s fiercest winds, hoping to unravel their mysteries

Did life on Earth come from space? Chummy microbes offer clues.

Meet the new faculty for the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University

Purdue Faculty Funded in NSF Project to Examine Interfaces for Materials Transport in the Environment

College of Science Outreach awarded grant for Geo STEM

Graduate Students Laura Chaves and Adeene Denton awarded NASA FINESST Grants

Meet the EAPS Faculty planting their scientific footprints on Mars

NASA’s big move to search for life on Mars – and to bring rocks home

NASA Mars Rover: How Perseverance will hunt for signs of past life

Has life existed beyond Earth? Purdue professor going to great lengths to find out.

Deadly combination of heat and humidity increasing worldwide

Bubbling methane emissions caused by ice-free days in Arctic lakes

How do you teach when everything changes world-wide at once? EAPS professors share how they managed teaching during a pandemic

NASA Early Career Fellowship awarded to Dr. Michelle Thompson

Bubbling methane emissions caused by ice-free days in Arctic lakes

COSUAM de Puerto Rico’s Sustainable Schools Program receives 2020 National Energy Globe Award

Tremblay awarded the GSA Doris M. Curtis Outstanding Woman in Science Award

'Carbon Farming' Could Make US Agriculture Truly Green

Graduate students awarded 2020 Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships

Evidence that Mars Used to Have a Ring

Graduating during a pandemic: spotlight on Robert Wayne Swisher

Meet Amanda Rudolph, NSF grant recipient

Laura Pyrak-Nolte selected to receive award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Humidity and heat extremes are on the verge of exceeding limits of human survivability, study finds

NASA's Mars 2020 Will Hunt for Microscopic Fossils

NASA's Perseverance Rover Will Look at Mars Through These 'Eyes'

Why NASA plans to slam a spacecraft into an asteroid

Impacts on Asteroids Produce Regolith, Erase Small Craters

Collision on one side of Pluto ripped up terrain on the other side; study suggests

Xinyue Wang Awarded NCAR ASP Postdoctoral Fellowship

EAPS Awards Banquet presented virtually this year due to COVID-19

World Water Day 2020 podcast by Dr. Marty Frisbee

Ancient Impact’s Seismic Waves Reveal Pluto’s Ocean, Core

Briony H. Horgan is named Associate Professor of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Prof. Chavas receives NSF CAREER Award

EAPS Alumnus Feature: Keith Kompoltowicz

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded NASA Fellowship for Mars Polar Research

The Role of a Turkish Lake in an EAPS Student’s Mars Research

EAPS Graduate Student Investigating Gale Crater on Mars

Local High School Students Mentored by Science K-12 Outreach Recognized for Research

EAPS Student Awarded Indiana Space Grant for Carbonaceous Chondrites Research

New Study Finds Nitrogen Availability Affects the Evolution of Future Carbon Sinks in Northern Eurasia

EAPS Graduate Student Investigating Mercury Impact Basin

EAPS K-12 Outreach Coordinator Appointed Chair of U.S. GLOBE Partner Forum

The center of tornado activity is shifting. These researchers want to know why.

Cities living with a strong chance of rain

Maize Production Practices May Be Unprepared for Future Heat Stress, EAPS-led Study Finds

Dr. Freed Receives Outstanding Faculty Fellow Award

Dr. Thompson to Investigate Untouched Apollo Samples

College of Science, EAPS Present Distinguished Science Alumna and Philanthropy Awards

EAPS Study Identifies Source of ‘Crater Equilibrium’

Dr. Chavas Recognized by College of Science for Undergraduate Teaching

Dr. Cushman Inducted into Purdue Research Foundation Innovators Hall of Fame

Dr. Tanamachi Featured in Science Book for Young Readers

EAPS Welcomes New Department Head from MIT

New Soil Moisture and Temperature Data Helps Predict Life-Threatening Indian Monsoon Rains

Tornado Fatalities Continue to Fall Despite Population Growth in Tornado Alley

Purdue Team Simulating Life on Mars

Crowdfunding Campaign to Support Outreach Program

Major natural carbon sink may soon become a carbon source

Dr. Filley Named Director of Center for the Environment

Public Outreach Key Part of EAPS Graduate Student’s Research

Makeup of the Moon

EAPS Radar Images Now Viewable by Public

EAPS Alum and NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel Returns to Earth

Meet the Purdue researcher exploring the Red Planet

Age Bias Exists Even in Outer Space - in Samples Collected by Apollo Astronauts

Bright Streaks on the Moon are a Product of Space Weathering

EAPS Alum Drew Feustel to Expected Become All-Time Leading U.S. Spacewalker

EAPS Study to Investigate Arctic Carbon Stores

EAPS Radar Captures Tornado on First Day of Operation

Prof. Caffee elected AGU Fellow

Dr. Matthew Huber Receives AGU Ascent Award

K-12 Outreach Program Encouraging Student Research

If intelligent aliens exist, why haven’t we seen them?

EAPS Graduate Student Studying Evolution of Impact Basins and the Moon’s Thermal History

Reconstruction of past climate provides clues about future climate change

Watch the Installation of a New X-band Teaching and Research Radar

Mineralogy on Mars points to a cold and icy ancient climate

Inside EAPS, Spring 2018

Farewell Reception to Celebrate Dr. Shepson's Career

Dr. Melosh Writes Opinion Column on Tesla's Space-Cruising Roadster

Astronaut Feustel speaks live from International Space Station as he receives honorary doctorate

EAPS Undergraduate Student Awarded NOAA Hollings Scholarship

Astronaut Feustel to receive honorary degree, speak live from International Space Station during Purdue commencement

Purdue Day of Giving Gift Establishes a New Endowment for the EAPS Department

Support EAPS on Day of Giving!

Dr. Filley Interviewed by NPR Radio Show

Event to Celebrate Partnership between Purdue and Peruvian University

EAPS Alumnus Dr. Feustel Blasts Off for Third Space Mission

National Citizen Science Event to be Hosted by EAPS

EAPS to Offer Professional Master’s Degree Concentration in Geodata Science

EAPS-led Studies Show Urbanization Impacts Storms, Rainfall Despite Surroundings

EAPS to Partner with Imagination Station for Public Outreach Event

Doppler-on-Wheels to Bring Education, Outreach to EAPS

Dr. Melosh Quoted in Story on Chinese Space Lab

EAPS Graduate Student Studying Glacial Meltwater Using DNA Tracers

Inside EAPS Fall 2017

EAPS Invites Applications for Head of the Department

Dr. Feustel featured in NASA Press Conference

EAPS-Led Research Explains Why Central Pressure Deficit is a Good Predictor of Storm Damage

EAPS to Purchase New Weather Radar

Dr. Filley to Co-Lead Partnership with Peruvian University

Dr. Huber's Research Identifies Source of Urban Cooling Effect

EAPS-Led Study Investigates Moon's Interior

EAPS Honors Outstanding Alumnus

Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department Celebrates 50 Years

Research by Dr. Niyogi Helps Predict Heavy Rains in Monsoon Regions

Research by Dr. Shepson reveals questions about air pollution

EAPS to Host Outreach Event “AP Fridays at Purdue”

Inside EAPS Summer 2017

Multiple EAPS Graduate Students Receive IN Space Grant Consortium Fellowship

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded NASA Fellowship

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

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded Multiple Fellowships

New Version of Scholar Powers Meteorology Classes

Dr. Wu Awarded Prestigious CAREER Grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

EAPS Undergrad Student to Attend NCAR Undergraduate Leadership Workshop

EAPS Seeking Limited-term Lecturer in Minerology

Dr. Cushman Leading Development of 'Instantly Rechargable' Battery for Electric Vehicles

Dr. Chaubey Named ASABE Fellow

EAPS Graduate Student Inducted into Purdue University Teaching Academy

EAPS to Host GLOBE Student Research Symposium

Dr. Filley to Lead Discovery Park's Center for the Environment as Interim Director

EAPS Graduate Students Recognized for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Lifton's Antarctica Research Featured in College of Science Insights

Record day for EAPS during Purdue's fourth annual Day of Giving

Dr. Bensman Receives Distinguished Science Alumni Award

Dr. Horgan to spotlight Purdue role in Mars 2020 rover mission at Science on Tap

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship

Dr. Minton leading team to design spacecraft to study Mars moons

Mars could have rings in the future, says Dr. Minton

Study by Dr. Shepson finds potentially harmful effects of natural gas

EAPS partnering with Indiana State Museum for natural disasters exhibit

Dr. Huber co-authors study disproving tropical 'thermostat' theory

Dr. Granger receives College of Science Research Award

EAPS faculty and staff recognized by College of Science

Dr. Niyogi co-authors study analyzing extreme rainfall in Indian cities

Research team including Dr. Melosh to create Extraterrestrial Habitat Engineering program

EAPS Alumnus Dr. Feustel Assigned to International Space Station

Dr. Tanamachi receives Violet Haas Fellowship

Insights magazine features EAPS Outreach augmented reality sandbox

Model for Orientale lunar basin formation published in Science

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded Fellowship from National Science Foundation

EAPS team finds cause of comet outbursts

EAPS honors outstanding alumni

Dr. Shepardson releases book on Turkey Run State Park

Dr Hinze honored by Geological Society of America

EAPS alumna recognized for research

New center of tornado activity in U.S. detected

Prof Granger part of team that discovers evidence of Great Flood in China

Prof. Zhuang awarded for research

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Prof. Frisbee studies local effects of water scarcity

Purdue watershed research featured on 'Bioenergy' cover

EAPS team finds convection could produce Pluto's polygons

EAPS postdoc's research on comets published in Nature

EAPS Distinguished Science Alumni Recipient - Mark Longacre

EAPS Professor Receives Recognition

EAPS and AAE Teams Study Lunar Data on Lava Tubes

Volcanic Mars-New data on Mars' ancient volcanoes revealed by EAPS team

Romero Awarded NSF Fellowship

EAPS Grad students honored at Graduate Teaching Excellence Celebration

New AR Academy of Biological and Agricultural Engineering member

EAPS Faculty Members Promoted

Vibrations make large landslide flow like fluid

Astronaut Applications Soaring

CoS Faculty and Staff Recognition

Cyclone forecasting for the Indian coast improved

EAPS team part of national tornado study 'VORTEX Southeast'

Purdue StormReady recertification part of campus safety efforts

Remote predictions of fluid flow in fractures possible with new finding

Prof Baldwin develops open software tool

EAPS professor goes "Inside the Mega-Twister"

A Man of Education and Science: Prof Krockover Gives Back to the Dept

An ammonia-water slurry may swirl below Pluto's icy surface

Mild and dry weather expected initially this winter in Indiana

Study: Flood models need to include cities' impact on rainfall

Research Experience Realized

EAPS Astronaut meets "The Martian"

EAPS professor in documentary from Smithsonian

National Geographic interviewed EAPS professor for documentary

EAPS Honors 2015 Outstanding Alumni Awardees

Harbor receives honorary doctorate from Stockholm University

EAPS professor will use an array of colors to study the Red Planet

Haliburton software donation

EAPS Professor interviewed at water seminar

Research: Existing crop models can forecast yield in uncertain climate conditions

Indiana's hit or miss summer

Purdue Alumnus new CEO of Devon Energy Group

Purdue leading in supercomputing systems

June-July rainfall in Indiana not a record, but it's close.

With NASA's New Horizons, Purdue looks to Pluto

First photo of Pluto

Purdue researchers part of volcanic eruptions study

Farming is driving force in drying soil in Northern China

Dr. Tanamachi on the TWC

Dr. Harbor has a new appointment

Smith Insights newsletter

Where did the Moon come from?

What do craters, meteorites and the history of our solar system tell us?

A Fossil Fuel Free World is Possible: How to Power a Warming Earth Without Oil, Coal and Nuclear

EAPS Alumnus Receives Fulbright Award

NASA ESS Fellowship Recipients

Prof. Minton Receives $1.5M in Awards

EAPS Prof. Tim Filley talks Twitter and extreme weather tracking with NPR

EAPS Distinguished Science Alumni Recipient - Rick Knabb

2015 New EAPS Faculty

Prof. Darryl Granger and his team uses new instrument for dating

Crough Memorial Lecture

The Latest Issue of Elements Magazine includes articles by Professor Granger and Professor Lifton

Planetary Undergrads use Official NASA Mars Images to Fuel Research

Terry West Receives AEG Service Award

Shepson Receives American Chemical Society Award

Purdue assistant professor taking Purdue to Mars in 2020

Freed's Geosciences in the Cinema course featured in the IndyStar

Chaubey Awarded ADS/Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award

Asteroid Strikes: Where Have all the Craters Gone?

Recent EAPS Grad Announced as 2014 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow

Dynamics of Climate Conference

EAPS Alumnus is a 2014 SEG Award Recipient

Four Things that Turn America into the Tornado Super Bowl featuring Dr. Agee

Professor Trapp Talks to Purdue News About Tornado Activity

WLFI News Channel 18 Captures El Aguila Gold Mine Display Dedication

Dr. Paul Shepson's Study in Purdue Today

Professor Dev Niyogi and PhD student, Olivia Kellner, are featured in Purdue Today for their study

EAPS 12000: Introduction to Geography

Access to Top-Flight Supercomputer Yields Sunny Forecast for Atmospheric Science Students

Mayor of Kansas Devastated by Tornado to Speak with Purdue Science Policy Class, Research Faculty

EAPS Alumnus Manages Air-Quality for the Ute Tribe in New Mexico

Purdue Students Partner with INDOT to Forecast Winter Weather

EAPS Alumnus Gift Creates First Endowed Chair

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