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

Event to Celebrate Partnership between Purdue and Peruvian University

04-06-2018

On the evening of Monday, April 9, Purdue will celebrate the founding of the Arequipa Nexus Institute, a part of the strategic alliance with The Universidad Nacional de San Agustin (UNSA).

EAPS Alumnus Dr. Feustel Blasts Off for Third Space Mission

04-05-2018

From studying car design in community college and racing in the Purdue Grand Prix to exploring for oil to servicing the Hubble telescope, Dr. Andrew “Drew” Feustel (BS ‘89, MS ’91, EAPS) has had anything but a typical career trajectory.

National Citizen Science Event to be Hosted by EAPS

03-21-2018

A major citizen science event is coming to campus, and will be hosted by EAPS.

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

03-16-2018

EAPS is providing a new path to a geoscience career with a Professional Master’s degree concentration in Geodata Science.

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