Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Geomorphologist Taylor Perron is the Cecil and Ida Green Assistant Professor of Geology. Taylor loves figuring out how landscapes tick. His group is particularly interested in how patterns emerge in landscapes ranging from river networks to ripples in sand at the shoreline. They study how climate – and especially rainfall and sunlight – influence landscape, and even the landscapes that occur on other planets and moons and how they differ from what is seen on Earth. MORE

In the News:

New Study Finds Oceans Arrived Early to Earth: "The oceans were always here. We didn't get them from a late process, as was previously thought," says MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Adam Sarafian, lead author of a new study reported in Science this week. Read More

3 Questions: NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission: Better options available in thousands of near-Earth asteroids, says Rick Binzel. Read More

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Planets & Life - Environmental Dynamics of Human Evolution Richard Potts (Smithsonian) Monday | Nov 3 | 4:30 - 6:00 | 2-105 more

DLS - Atmospheric Evolution on the Early Earth, David Catling (University of Washington) Wednesday | Nov 5 | 3:45 - 5:00 pm | 54-915 MORE

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