Program Domains

With the breadth of expertise of integrated teams, Earth and Environmental scientists are tackling some of the most pressing environmental and energy challenges of the 21st century in order to enable sustainable stewardship of our Environmental Systems and judicious use of the Earth’s subsurface energy resources. Our research is organized by Divisions and their associated seven Program Domains. A Program Domain represents a significant component of a Division research portfolio that is focused on a common long term scientific objective. Programs, projects and initiatives that reside within Program Domains collectively contribute toward the Program Domain vision and objective. Scroll down to explore the wide range of our Earth and Environmental Sciences research.

Climate & Atmosphere Processes

Climate and Atmosphere Processes scientists study the processes that drive variability and change in the atmosphere and broader climate system. They develop modeling tools to predict these changes at different time and space scales.

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Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions

To advance understanding of dynamic biosphere-atmosphere interactions involving greenhouse gases, water and energy, such as respiration, photosynthesis, and ecosystem carbon storage.

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Earth Systems and Society

Our mission is to provide decision-relevant insight at the interface of human and natural systems to support resiliency of energy, water, agriculture, and built environments in the face of global and regional change.

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Environmental & Biological Systems Science

Develop a predictive understanding of environmental processes and microbial metabolic diversity that mediate biogeochemical cycles, and develop robust environmental solutions.

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Resilient Energy, Water and Infrastructure

Researchers in the Resilient Energy, Water and Infrastructure Program Domain are developing and applying scientific approaches to solving existing and emerging challenges of sustainability 'and resiliency' of subsurface energy utilization and important linkages to water, environment, energy infrastructure, and society.

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Energy Resources

Scientists in the Energy Resources Program Domain advance the knowledge and technology needed to develop and utilize subsurface systems for clean, secure, cost-effective, and sustainable energy production, energy storage, and disposal of energy-related wastes.

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Discovery Geosciences

Researchers in the Discovery Geoscience Program Domain work at the cutting edge of observation, measurement and simulation of fluid-rock processes through the use and development of methods that span the molecular and field scales.

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