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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