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The department would like to congratulate GS Danielle Santiago Ramos on being awarded an "Excellence of Teaching Award for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences" by the Graduate Engineering Council and Undergraduate Engineering Council.
The ground beneath our feet seems still, yet, this is an illusion. Abundant seismic data, new mathematical analyses, and powerful supercomputers are yielding a detailed look beneath the ground, into Earth’s mantle. Earth’s tectonic plates migrate across the surface at an average rate of 2 to 4 centimeters a year. Having a visual image adds an entire new dimension to seismic understanding.
Climate change has advanced so rapidly that the time has come to look at options for a planetary-scale intervention, the National Academy of Science said on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.
NEW YORK TIMES article reads: "But her (Geosciences' Prof. Gerta Keller) sojourn in the academic wilderness may be ending as more evidence emerges for the deadliness of the Deccan Traps."  - (Prof. G. Keller and Prof. B. Schoene featured)
Research is often stereotyped as a boring intellectual pursuit, or for people who say things like “If my calculations are correct…” every day. But it certainly isn’t! (Features Park's summer of 2014 hiking video to the North Cascades in Washington state)
Climate scientists tell FRONTLINE that blizzards don’t refute evidence of climate change — in fact, climate change can make blizzards more intense.  The first thing people need to understand, they say, is the difference between climate and weather.
"Guyot Science" is a summary of the research progress and accomplishments made by the Faculty Members of the Department of Geosciences. It is available for viewing in the publications section of this website. (
Now, new geological dating of that tremendous episode of volcanic activity, by Dr. Blair Schoene from the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University, suggests that the dinosaurs might have been facing a cataclysmic one-two punch of volcanism and cosmic impacts.
Jeroen Tromp, the Blair Professor of Geology and professor of geosciences and applied and computational mathematics, is part of a group to receive 50 million processor hours to start a new project called "Global Adjoint Tomography."
A team of scientists led by the University of Toronto’s Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Chris Ballentine of Oxford University, and Tulis Onstott at Princeton University, has mapped the location of hydrogen-rich waters found trapped kilometres beneath Earth’s surface in rock fractures in Canada, South Africa and Scandinavia. The study, published in "Nature" on December 18, includes data from 19 different mine sites that were explored.