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Earth and Environmental Sciences

Our innovative solutions harness theoretical, experimental, and computational expertise empowered by world-class technology. Multidisciplinary approaches elucidate Earth system dynamics and support sustainable energy, nuclear, and global security.    

 

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  • Deputy Division Leader
  • Julianna Fessenden
  • Email
  • Division Office
  • (505) 667-3644
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EES research and technology solves many national security challenges. Here, our computational scientists discuss one of our award-winning software packages, the Discrete Fracture Network Modeling Suite (dfnWorks).

EES research and technology solves many national security challenges. Here, our computational scientists discuss one of our award-winning software packages, the Discrete Fracture Network Modeling Suite (dfnWorks).

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We provide multidisciplinary solutions to complex problems in climate and environmental change, sustainable energy, nuclear and global security.

The Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division is the intellectual home of Earth, atmosphere, hydrology, and ecology disciplines at the Laboratory. Fundamental discovery science and mission-focused applications unravel poorly understood processes and support decisions of national importance.

Our researchers investigate carbon-neutral energy, detection of nuclear threats, and ecological, hydrological, climate, and atmospheric impacts.

We combine theoretical, experimental and computational expertise with world-class technology to:

  • Develop and apply AI and machine learning methods and analytics
  • Provide advanced seismic imaging
  • Model and predict subsurface movement
  • Reveal climate change drivers and ecosystem impacts
  • Predict wildland and urban fires
  • Characterize and model subsurface fluid flow and geochemistry
  • Evaluate materials using nonlinear acoustic techniques
  • Provide carbon-neutral energy solutions
  • Improve geothermal and oil/gas energy production
  • Investigate and design geological storage of carbon dioxide and spent fuel
  • Understand nuclear and rare materials
  • Model, detect, and predict underground explosions and nuclear threats
Research Directions
  • Advanced computational Earth sciences
  • Atmospheric, climate and ecosystem science
  • Geology and geophysics
  • Hydrology
  • Study and modeling of Earth processes and materials
Primary Expertise
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Computational Science
  • Ecology
  • Engineering
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Geomaterials
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrology
  • International Field Research Deployments