2.5 mile Historic Tour trail of Mammoth Cave National Park. The 3D model was created from a point cloud of over 18 million points collected by terrestrial LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging). Image courtesy of Aaron Addison.
Permian Reef Geology Trail,On a Department field trip to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX.
Mars HiRISE: Dune composition
Working in Antarctica
A garbenschiefer amphibolite, about 5" across

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Whether you're interested in studying the world beneath your feet, or worlds farther away, the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences provides the tools for understanding the processes that shape our planet and other solar system bodies. Understanding the Earth system is also the key to addressing many environmental challenges, including climate change, water quality, and sources of energy. More...

Upcoming Events

Effects of regolith properties on UV/VIS Spectra and implications for remote sensing observations of the Moon
Rudolph Hall, Room 204 @ 2:00 pm
Biological experiments on leaf wax alkanes to test a paleoclimate proxy
Rudolph Hall, Room 204 @ 1:00 pm
Seismic Tomography of the Antarctic Continent
Rudolph Hall, Room 204 @ 1:00 pm
Chemistry during formation of the Earth and Moon
Rudolph Hall Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 12:00 pm

Photo of the Week

June 21, 2017: Moon over Alaska