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

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New Professorship Announced read more

Podcast: What's the science behind climate change?: Kerry Emanuel and Dan Cziczo among those discussing the history and science behind Earth’s warming climate, and whether anything can be done to mitigate a rising global temperature in a new All Ears MIT podcast. Read More

In the beginning: How Earth got its continents: Oliver Jagoutz doesn't have much room for rocks in his narrow tenth-floor office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But the geologist keeps a couple of samples on hand to show visitors how Earth produces something unique in the solar system: continents - Jagoutz in the New Scientist: reading rocks to understand how planets work. Read More


Next DLS: Measuring Lava Effusion Rate at Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaiʻi, with InSAR - Michael Poland, US Geological Survey 
April 29 | 3:45 - 5:00 pm | 54-915 MORE


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