Whether we like it or not, natural hazards have always shaped our economy, social welfare and national security. Earth sciences provides key insights into understanding the mechanisms of various natural hazards.  Our department has expertise in earthquakes, landslides, floods, storms and hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions.

Earthquakes

French, Levander, Niu, Zelt

Volcanic eruptions

Gonnermann, Lee

Landslides and debris flows

Dugan, Morgan

Floods and fluvial systems

Nittrouer, Anderson

Hurricanes and coastal processes

Anderson, Nittrouer

Regional climate variability

Anderson, Droxler