This seismogram was recorded by the seismometer in the basement of our building on August 23, 2011.
Granite pegamatite in gabbro, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario
Eruption of Calbuco Volcano, Chile, in April, 2015
Track of a boulder that tumbled down a martian slope.
Classroom on the rocks, Yosemite National Park

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

The Precarious Present - Is Global Warming Inhibiting an Incipient Ice Age?
Crow Hall 201 @ 4:00 pm
Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Exploring the Interior and Climate History of Mars with MRO's Shallow Radar Sounder
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm

Photo of the Week

March 7, 2018: Enjoying the view, somewhere in Utah on our 2011 department field trip
Image credit: Randy Korotev
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