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Department Brochure 2018-19

The Department’s programs include research activities in many interdisciplinary areas listed below with the names of faculty engaged in each field. A list of current publications for the department is also available.

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ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Atmospheric modelling and nonlinear dynamics, large-scale circulation modelling, tropical cyclones, remote sensing, ensemble data assimilation, numerical weather prediction.
Kieu, Kirkpatrick, Kravitz, Staten

BIOGEOCHEMISTRY

Isotopic, molecular and organic geochemistry, astrobiology
Brassell
, Elswick, Mastalerz, Ripley, Sauer, Schieber, Schimmelmann, White, Zhu

ECONOMIC GEOLOGY

Mineral, water and fossil fuel resources
Brophy, Li, Mastalerz, Ripley

Society of Economic Geologists–IU Student Chapter (SEG–IU)

GEOBIOLOGY, GEOANTHROPOLOGY, GEOARCHAEOLOGY

Paleontology, paleoecology, paleoclimatology
Brassell, Elswick, Herrmann, C. Johnson, Njau, Polly

GEOPHYSICS, STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND TECTONICS

Seismology, geodesy, regional orogenic processes, rock mechanics
Douglas, Hamburger, K.Johnson, Yanites

MINERALOGY AND CLAY MINERALOGY

Rock and mineral analysis, volcanology
Brophy, Li, Ripley, Schieber

SURFACE PROCESSES AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCES

Hydrogeology, geomorphology, physical and chemical hydrology, mathematical modeling.
Edmonds, White, Yanites, Zhu

SEDIMENTATION AND STRATIGRAPHY

Physical & chemical sedimentation, Earth history
Brassell, Edmonds, Schieber

Programs

Various thematic research projects are also represented by well-funded programs within the Department, including the following: