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

    Climate Science

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

  • Sustainable Energy

    Sustainable Energy

    Capturing carbon and researching cleaner, more efficient energy sources

  • Global Security

    Global Security

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

  • Geoscience


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

Contact Us  

  • Deputy Division Leader (Acting)
  • Julianna Fessenden
  • Email
  • Division Office
  • (505) 667-3644
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Studying ecological, climate, and atmospheric impacts; sustainable and carbon-neutral energy; 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
  • 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 processes and materials
Primary Expertise
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Computational Science
  • Ecology
  • Engineering
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Geomaterials
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrology