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Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability

Earth and Environmental Sciences

We provide solutions to complex problems in climate and environmental change, sustainable energy, and national security.
  • Climate Science

    Monitoring and studying dynamics between Earth, ecosystems, the atmosphere and climate

  • Sustainable Energy

    Capturing carbon and researching cleaner, more efficient energy sources

  • Global Security

    Detecting and predicting threats such as wildfires, earthquakes, and nuclear detonations

  • Repository Science

    Geoscience, chemistry to understand radionuclide behavior, support legacy site cleanup

Contact Us  

  • Deputy Division Leader (acting)
  • Claudia Mora
  • Email
  • Division Office
  • (505) 667-3644
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Earth sciences is vital to national and global security via study of ecological, climate, and atmospheric impacts; sustainable and carbon-neutral energy; and detection of nuclear threats.

In Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES), we combine our capabilities in field and laboratory measurements with analysis and modeling on high-performance computers to:

  • Reveal climate change drivers and ecosystem impacts
  • Perfect geological greenhouse gas sequestration
  • Model and predict subsurface movement
  • Improve geothermal and unconventional oil/gas extraction
  • Develop wind energy
  • Predict wildland and urban fires
  • Provide advanced seismic imaging
  • Monitor, detect and predict underground explosions, improvised weapons.
Research Directions
  • Advanced computational Earth sciences
  • Atmospheric, climate and ecosystem science
  • Geology and geophysics
  • Hydrology
  • Study and modeling of Earth’s processes and materials
Primary Expertise
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Computational Science
  • Ecology
  • Engineering
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Geomaterials
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrology

Innovations for a secure nation

Four Los Alamos projects selected as R&D 100 Award finalists

Four Los Alamos projects selected as R&D 100 Award finalists

Finalists include X-ray imaging, pipe corrosion, data handling and damage-detection software  

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Contact LANL

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545

Journalist Queries
Communications Office
(505) 667-7000

Directory Assistance
(505) 667-5061

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