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Princeton University researchers (Prof. Frederik Simons and Res. Sch. Christopher Harig) conclusion — the southern continent's ice cap is melting ever faster.
The right question: "How much of the change is due to human activity and how much is natural variation?" says Prof. Michael Oppenheimer
Opposition to Rutgers seismic testing irrational by Prof. Em. Lincoln Hollister

At issue is the use of airguns, the standard tool for studying the 70 percent of Earth below the seabed. Environmental groups claim the airguns will bring death and destruction to marine life. In making this claim, they ignore the fact that for some 40 years of using airguns, no significant impact on marine life has been demonstrated.
GEO grads Pathikrit Bhattacharya,Jaya Khanna, Jahnavi Punekar and the Association of South Asians at Princeton invite you to attend: Address: McCosh Hall 10, Princeton University, Princeton NJ 08544. Map: Date and Time: April 26th 2015 at 3:00 pm ...
Movie night! Tonight 04/10 "Interstellar" pizza & popcorn @GeosciencesPU-Guyot Hall 220-9pm #PrincetonU  @Princeton
Functional Diversity of Marine Eukaryotic Phytoplankton and Their Contributions to Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling by Bess Ward, Chair, Geosciences
On two ~25 day long, trans-Atlantic cruises, members of the Ward Lab ventured to the subarctic ocean. In collaboration with the Sigman Lab (Princeton University) they studied the contribution of pico- to meso-sized plankton to the cycling of carbon and nitrogen. These late summer (2013) and ...
Amazing discoveries from the Canadian Artic.... by GEO Scientist Dr. Maggie C.Y. Lau

In a recent investigation led by Dr. Maggie C.Y. Lau, scientists in the Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, McGill University and the University of Tennessee‐Knoxville have identified a surprising sink for atmospheric methane (CH4): the mineral soils of the Canadian high Arctic.  Previous work had suggested that with global warming the Arctic would become a significant source of CH4, a potent greenhouse gas, but this study found just the opposite would be true.
Bess B. Ward, the William J. Sinclair Professor of Geosciences and Chair of the Department of Geosciences, is pleased to announce Satish Myneni’s promotion to Professor of Geosciences.
Princeton consortium formed to visualize Big Data

This image is of a cross section of a tokamak plasma with red and blue colors showing direction and structure of plasma flow. (Image courtesy of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory)
Some Quick Tips on Making Figures (by Yuem Park '15, PCUR Correspondent)
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The Geosciences Department, together with its affiliated inter-departmental programs and institutes, serves as the central focus for the Earth, atmospheric, oceanographic, and environmental sciences at Princeton. As such we encompass a rich diversity of scientific expertise and initiative that ranges, for example, from the measurement and modeling of global climatic change, to high-pressure mineral physics, to seismic tomographic imaging of the Earth's interior or the analysis of terrestrial and planetary tectonics. This is the official departmental page at Princeton.
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