“The early Earth evolution during and after the solidification of magma ocean” The early Earth experienced large-scale melting owing to giant impacts during the last phase of accretion. This indicates the possibility of substantial differentiation during the subsequent solidification of magma ocean, and its aftermath has likely been crucial for characterizing the surface environment of the Hadean. How differentiation proceeds, however, is controversial because a number of parameters are unconstrained, including density contrast, viscosity, grain size, and permeability. In this…Find out more »
Current Research in EEPS Seminar: Dr. Justin Mankin, Dartmouth College Will plants make the world wetter or drier? A long-held finding suggests that plants, through their influence on surface resistance to evapotranspiration (ET), will generate more global-scale runoff under increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations (). Recent studies using models from phase 5 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) ostensibly reaffirm this result, further suggesting that plants will ameliorate the dire reductions in water availability projected by other studies that use…Find out more »
For outside visitors, the best way to get to our department is to come in on Rice Blvd and turn left into entrance 20 (intersection of Rice and Kent St.). At the stop sign, you will see a visitor parking lot on your right. From there, walk east to the department. The google map below shows exactly where our building is.