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.


French, Levander, Niu, Zelt

Volcanic eruptions

Gonnermann, Lee

Landslides and debris flows


Floods and fluvial systems

Torres, Siebach

Regional climate variability