Research

Department brochure

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, Staten

BIOGEOCHEMISTRY

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

ECONOMIC GEOLOGY

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

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

GEOBIOLOGY, GEOANTHROPOLOGY, GEOARCHAEOLOGY

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

GEOPHYSICS, STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND TECTONICS

Seismology, geodesy, regional orogenic processes, rock mechanics
Douglas, Fosdick, Hamburger, K.Johnson, Pavlis, Wintsch

MINERALOGY AND CLAY MINERALOGY

Rock and mineral analysis, volcanology
Basu, Bish, Brophy, Li, Ripley, Schieber, Wintsch

NEAR-SURFACE PROCESSES AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCES

Hydrogeology, physical and chemical hydrology, mathematical modeling.
Craft, Edmonds, Letsinger, Wasylenki, White, Zhu

SEDIMENTATION AND STRATIGRAPHY

Physical & chemical sedimentation, Earth history
Basu, Brassell, Edmonds, Fosdick, Pratt, Schieber, Wintsch

Programs

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