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The list of Geosciences' students whom were honored at the Princeton University's 217th Commencement on June 6, 2017. To see highlights of the entire ceremony visit:
Moab Khotsong mine claims to be home to the world’s deepest mine shaft: a 3000–meter descent at some 15 meters per second in a shaking cage, with only the arcs of head lamps piercing the darkness. It can be eerily quiet, and the air carries an acrid scent of burnt rock and ammonia from recent dynamiting. “It’s a smell that’d be associated with Hades,” says Tullis Onstott, a geomicrobiologist at Princeton University who has also joined the project.
Princeton and Rutgers researchers have found that climate-related sea-level rise is expected to cause more severe floods in some regions of the country and less severe floods than predicted in other regions of the country.
Princeton’s environmental-science programs are about to get a big boost. Officials announced in April that the University is moving forward with plans for a new building for environmental studies and more resources for ecology and evolutionary biology (EEB), geosciences, and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI).
Congratulations to Geosciences' Senior Class of 2017 and to the 2016-2017 Geosciences/AOS Ph.D. Recipients
A video from Professors S. George Philander and Mark A. Cane of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory on how they untangled the complex forces that drive El Niño, the world’s most powerful weather cycle. Both professors won the 2017 Vetlesen Prize for achievement in earth sciences this past April.
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Dario Marconi on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "Use of the Nitrate Isotopes in the Ocean Interior to Explore the Isotopic Composition of Sinking Nitrogen and its Implications for Marine Biogeochemical Cycles" on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
New evidence suggests that a nutrient that is both essential to life and an environmental scourge when present in large quantities is increasing in the open ocean, according to a new study published May 19 in the journal "Science." The increase of this nutrient, known as “fixed” nitrogen, was studied in coral. The findings give researchers new insight into ocean ecosystems.
This is the schedule for Geosciences Senior Thesis Oral Presentations on Friday, May 12, 2017.
Please join the Department of Geosciences and the Bonini Family in celebrating the life, career and contributions of Professor William E. "Bill" Bonini in Guyot Hall, Room 10 on Friday, June 2 at 2 p.m. A complete speakers list has been confirmed.