The department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences “faculty and staff provide expertise in diverse areas, including Tectonics, Geophysics, Historical Geology, Atmospheric Dynamics and Chemistry, Environmental Geosciences, Biogeochemistry, Climate Change, Geoscience Education, Planetary Sciences, and many other areas. EAS has a uniquely qualified faculty and is well positioned to lead discovery and learning in the earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences.” The department focuses on conducting both interdisciplinary and disciplinary research that can be viewed in the faculty publications below.

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Submissions from 2011

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Effect of tile effluent on nutrient concentration and retention efficiency in agricultural drainage ditches, L. M. Ahiablame, I. Chaubey, D. R. Smith, and B. A. Engel

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Developing a process model for visual penetrative ability, Mathew Alles and Eric M. Riggs

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Some lower bounds in the B. and M. Shapiro conjecture for flag varieties, Monique Azar and Andrei Gabrielov

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Sources of Terrestrial Organic Carbon in the Mississippi Plume Region: Evidence for the Importance of Coastal Marsh Inputs, Thomas S. Bianchi, Laura A. Wysocki, Kathryn M. Schreiner, Timothy R. Filley, D. R. Corbett, and Alexander S. Kolker

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Crustal structure across the central Alaska Range: Anatomy of a Mesozoic collisional zone, P.R.K. Brennan, H. Gilbert, and K. D. Ridgway

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Refining oxygen isotope analysis in the Nasca region of Peru: An investigation of water sources and archaeological samples, M. R. Buzon, C. A. Conlee, and G. J. Bowen

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A Proposed Model-Based Methodology for Feature-Specific Prediction for High-Impact Weather, Jacob R. Carley, Benjamin R.J. Schwedler, Michael E. Baldwin, Robert J. Trapp, John Kwiatkowski, Jeffrey Logsdon, and Steven J. Weiss

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Probabilistic Seismic-Hazard Assessment Including Site Effects for Evansville, Indiana, and the Surrounding Region, Jennifer S. Haase, Yoon Seok Choi, Tim Bowling, and Robert L. Nowack

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Liquefaction Hazard near the Ohio River from Midwestern Scenario Earthquakes, Jennifer S. Haase, Yoon Seok Choi, and Robert L. Nowack

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Earthquake Scenario Ground Motions for the Urban Area of Evansville, Indiana, Jennifer S. Haase and Robert L. Nowack

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Early to Middle Miocene monsoon climate in Australia, Nicholas Herold, Matthew Huber, D. R. Greenwood, R. D. Muller, and M. Seton

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Temporal variation of oxygen isotope ratios ([delta] 18O) in drinking water: Implications for specifying location of origin with human scalp hair, Casey D. Kennedy, Gabriel J. Bowen, and James R. Ehleringer

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Pacific/North American teleconnection controls on precipitation isotope ratios across the contiguous United States, Zhongfang Liu, Gabriel J. Bowen, and Casey D. Kennedy

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Lake Ice phenology of small lakes: Impacts of climate variability in the Great Lakes region, Vimal Mishra, Keith A. Cherkauer, Laura C. Bowling, and Matthew Huber

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GPS/INS navigation precision and its effect on airborne radio occultation retrieval accuracy, Paytsar Muradyan, Jennifer S. Haase, Feiqin Xie, James L. Garrison, and Justin Voo

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Scaling laws for fractional Brownian motion with power-law clock, Daniel O’Malley, John H. Cushman, and Graham Johnson

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The Complexity of Brownian Processes Run with Nonlinear Clocks, Moongyu Park and John H. Cushman

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Selection and placement of best management practices used to reduce water quality degradation in Lincoln Lake watershed, Hector German Rodriguez, Jennie Popp, Chetan Maringanti, and Indrajeet Chaubey

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Seventh grade students' mental models of the greenhouse effect, Daniel P. Shepardson, Soyoung Choi, Dev Niyogi, and Umarporn Charusombat

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Students’ conceptions about the greenhouse effect, global warming, and climate change, Daniel P. Shepardson, Dev Niyogi, Soyoung Choi, and Umarporn Charusombat

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Numerical study of 1998 late summer flood in East Asia, Wen Yih Sun, Ki Hong Min, and Jiun Dar Chern

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Ecosystem effects of non-native earthworms in Mid-Atlantic deciduous forests, Katalin Szlavecz, Melissa McCormick, Lijun Xia, Jaclyn Saunders, Taylan Morcol, Dennis Whigham, Timothy Filley, and Csaba Csuzdi

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Technical Note: Propagating correlations in atmospheric inversions using different Kalman update smoothers, Jinyun Tang and Quinlai Zhuang

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Regional climate of hazardous convective weather through high-resolution dynamical downscaling, Robert J. Trapp, Eric D. Robinson, Michael E. Baldwin, Noah S. Diffenbaugh, and Benjamin R. J. Schwedler

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The influence of drinking water on the $ẹlta$D and $ẹlta$18O values of house sparrow plasma, blood and feathers, N. Wolf, G. J. Bowen, and C. M. del Rio

Submissions from 2010

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An Extended Solar Cycle 23 with Deep Minimum Transition to Cycle 24: Assessments and Climatic Ramifications, Ernest M. Agee, Emily Cornett, and Kandace Gleason

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Nutrient Content at the Sediment-Water Interface of Tile-Fed Agricultural Drainage Ditches, Laurent Ahiablame, Indrajeet Chaubey, and Douglas Smith

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Mammalian biodiversity on Madagascar controlled by ocean currents, Jason R. Ali and Matthew Huber

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Contemporary deformation and stressing rates in Southern Alaska, Syed Tabrez Ali and Andrew M. Freed

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Estimating methane emissions from northern lakes using ice-bubble surveys, Katey W. Anthony, Drago A. Vas, Laura Brosius, F. Stuart Chapin III, Sergey A. Zimov, and Qianlai Zhuang

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A New Three-Dimensional Visualization System for Combining Aircraft and Radar Data and Its Application to RICO Observations, Dan K. Arthur, Sonia Lasher-Trapp, Ayman Abdel-Haleem, Nicholas Klosterman, and David S. Ebert

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Spectroscopy of sulfates, clays, and iron oxides in the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone, Julianne Bell, Brenda B. Bowen, and Brigette Martini

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Imaging spectroscopy of jarosite cement in the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone, Julianne H. Bell, Brenda Beitler Bowen, and Brigette A. Martini

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Milankovitch and sub-Milankovitch forcing of the Oxfordian (Late Jurassic) Terres Noires Formation (SE France) and global implications, S. Boulila, B. Galbrun, L. A. Hinnov, P. Y. Collin, James G. Ogg, D. Fortwengler, and D. Marchand

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Isoscapes: Spatial Pattern in Isotopic Biogeochemistry, Gabriel J. Bowen

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Statistical and geostatistical mapping of precipitation water isotope ratios, Gabriel J. Bowen, Jason West, Todd E. Dawson, and Kevin P. Tung

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Spontaneous transition to superrotation in warm climates simulated by CAM3, Rodrigo Caballero and Matthew Huber

Transpressional rupture of an unmapped fault during the 2010 Haiti earthquake, E. Calais, A. Freed, G. Mattioli, F. Amelung, S. Jónsson, P. Jansma, S. H. Hong, T. Dixon, C. Prépetit, and R. Momplaisir

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Triggering of New Madrid seismicity by late-Pleistocene erosion, Eric Calais, A. M. Freed, R. Van Arsdale, and S. Stein

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Transpressional rupture of an unmapped fault during the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Eric Calais, Andrew Freed, Glen Mattioli, Falk Amelung, Sigurjón Jónsson, Pamela Jansma, Sang-Hoon Hong, Timothy Dixon, Claude Prépetit, and Roberte Momplaisir

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Effectiveness of best management practices in improving water quality in a pasture-dominated watershed, Indrajeet Chaubey, Lichi Chiang, Margaret W. Gitau, and Sayeed Mohamed

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Shear-wave birefringence and current configuration of converging lithosphere under Tibet, Wang-Ping Chen, Michael Martin, Tai-Lin Tseng, Robert L. Nowack, Shu-Huei Hung, and Bor-Shouh Huang

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Analysis of the hydrogen and oxygen stable isotope ratios of beverage waters without prior water extraction using isotope ratio infrared spectroscopy, Lesley A. Chesson, G. J. Bowen, and James R. Ehleringer

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Differentiating impacts of land use changes from pasture management in a CEAP watershed using SWAT model, Li-Chi Chiang, Indrajeet Chaubey, Margaret W. Gitau, and Jeffrey G. Arnold

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Do Earth anD EnvironmEntal SciEncE tExtbookS PromotE miDDlE anD high School StuDEntS’concEPtual DEvEloPmEnt about climatE changE?, Soyoung Choi, Dev Niyogi, Daniel P. Shepardson, and Umarporn Charusombat

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Sensitivity and identifiability of stream flow generation parameters of the SWAT model, R. Cibin, K. P. Sudheer, and I. Chaubey

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New paleomagnetic and stable-isotope results from the Nanxiong Basin, China: Implications for the K/T boundary and the timing of Paleocene mammalian turnover, William C. Clyde, Suyin Ting, Kathryn E. Snell, Gabriel J. Bowen, Yongsheng Tong, Paul L. Koch, Quan Li, and Yuanqing Wang

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Quantifying rock uplift rates using channel steepness and cosmogenic nuclide-determined erosion rates: Examples from northern and southern Italy, Andrew J. Cyr, Darryl E. Granger, Valerio Olivetti, and Paola Molin

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Impacts of land use change on climate, Paul A. Dirmeyer, Dev Niyogi, Nathalie de Noblet-Ducoudré, Robert E. Dickinson, and P. K. Snyder

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A framework for the incorporation of isotopes and isoscapes in geospatial forensic investigations, James R. Ehleringer, Alexandra H. Thompson, David W. Podlesak, Gabriel J. Bowen, Lesley A. Chesson, Thure E. Cerling, Todd Park, Paul Dostie, and Henry Schwarcz

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Biofuels and water quality: challenges and opportunities for simulation modeling, Bernard Engel, Indrajeet Chaubey, Mark Thomas, Dharmendra Saraswat, Patrick Murphy, and Budhendra Bhaduri

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Singular perturbation of polynomial potentials in the complex domain with applications to PT-symmetric families, Alexandre Eremenko and Andrei Gabrielov

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Tangencies between holomorphic maps and holomorphic laminations, Alexandre Eremenko and Andrei Gabrielov

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Temperature and equivalent temperature over the United States (1979–2005), Souleymane Fall, Noah S. Diffenbaugh, Dev Niyogi, Roger A. Pielke Sr, and Gilbert Rochon

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Impacts of land use land cover on temperature trends over the continental United States: assessment using the North American Regional Reanalysis, Souleymane Fall, Dev Niyogi, Alexander Gluhovsky, Roger A. Pielke Sr, Eugenia Kalnay, and Gilbert Rochon

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Gravitational potential energy and regional stress and strain rate fields for continental plateaus: Examples from the central Andes and Colorado Plateau, Lucy M. Flesch and Corne Kreemer

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Improved imaging with phase-weighted common conversion point stacks of receiver functions, A. Frassetto, G. Zandt, H. Gilbert, T. J. Owens, and C. H. Jones

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Steady-state laboratory flow laws alone fail to explain postseismic observations, Andrew M. Freed, Thomas Herring, and Roland Bürgmann

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Predictability of extreme events in a branching diffusion model, Andrei Gabrielov, Vladimir Keilis-Borok, Sayaka Olsen, and Ilya Zaliapin

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Denoising Nonlinear Time Series by Adaptive Filtering and Wavelet Shrinkage: A Comparison, Jianbo Gao, Hussain Sultan, Jing Hu, and Wen-Wen Tung

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Inverse Modeling of Beaver Reservoir's Water Spectral Reflectance, Vijay Garg, Sreekala G. Bajwa, Indrajeet Chaubey, and Chetan Maringanti

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A computationally efficient inverse modelling approach of inherent optical properties for a remote sensing model, Vijay Garg and Indrajeet Chaubey

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Stable Isotopes in Large Scale Hydrological Applications, John J. Gibson, Balazàs M. Fekete, and Garbiel J. Bowen

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Regionalization of SWAT Model Parameters for Use in Ungauged Watersheds, Margaret W. Gitau and Indrajeet Chaubey

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Impacts of land-use change and best management practice implementation in a Conservation Effects Assessment Project watershed: Northwest Arkansas, Margaret W. Gitau, Indrajeet Chaubey, Lichi Chiang Gbur, and Sayeed Mohamed

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Propagation of plasma bubbles observed in Brazil from GPS and airglow data, Jennifer S. Haase, T. Dautermann, M. J. Taylor, N. Chapagain, E. Calais, and D. Pautet

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Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Estimates Incorporating Site Effects–An Example from Indiana, USA, Jennifer S. Haase, Chi Hyun I. H. Park, Robert L. Nowack, and John R. Hill

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Characterizing subdiurnal extreme precipitation in the midwestern United States, Nathan M. Hitchens, Robert J. Trapp, Michael E. Baldwin, and Alexander Gluhovsky

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Multiscale analysis of heart rate variability: a comparison of different complexity measures, Jing Hu, Jianbo Gao, Wen-wen Tung, and Yinhe Cao

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Urbanization signature in the observed heavy rainfall climatology over India, C. M. Kishtawal, D. Niyogi, M. Tewari, R. A. Pielke Sr, and J. M. Shepherd

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Old and stable soil organic matter is not necessarily chemically recalcitrant: implications for modeling concepts and temperature sensitivity, Markus Kleber, Peter S. Nico, Alain Plante, Timothy Filley, Marc Kramer, Christopher Swanston, and Phillip Sollins

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Evaluating climate impacts on carbon balance of the terrestrial ecosystems in the Midwest of the United States with a process-based ecosystem model, Xiaoliang Lu and Qianlai Zhuang

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Evaluating evapotranspiration and water-use efficiency of terrestrial ecosystems in the conterminous United States using MODIS and AmeriFlux data, Xiaoliang Lu and Qianlai Zhuang

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Summer monsoon convection in the Himalayan region: Terrain and land cover effects, Socorro Medina, Robert A. Houze Jr, Anil Kumar, and Dev Niyogi

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Multiple isotope forensics of nitrate in a wild horse poisoning incident, Greg Michalski, Sam Earman, Christa Dahman, Rodney L. Hershey, and Todd Mihevc

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Isotope modeling of nitric acid formation in the atmosphere using ISO-RACM: testing the importance of NO oxidation, heterogeneous reactions, and trace gas chemistry, G. Michalski and F. Xu

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A regional scale assessment of land use/land cover and climatic changes on water and energy cycle in the upper Midwest United States, Vimal Mishra, Keith A. Cherkauer, Dev Niyogi, Ming Lei, Brian C. Pijanowski, Deepak K. Ray, Laura C. Bowling, and Guoxiang Yang

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Hydrogen and oxygen in brine shrimp chitin reflect environmental water and dietary isotopic composition, Kristine E. Nielson and Gabriel J. Bowen

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Observational evidence that agricultural intensification and land use change may be reducing the Indian summer monsoon rainfall, Dev Niyogi, Chandra Kishtawal, Shivam Tripathi, and Rao S. Govindaraju

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Seismic interferometry and estimation of the Green’s function using Gaussian beams, Robert L. Nowack

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THE PROPAGATION OF Pn IN WESTERN CHINA, Robert L. Nowack, Wang Ping Chen, Jessica D. Griffin, Ali C. Bakir, and Tai Lin Tseng

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The Gouy phase anomaly for harmonic and time-domain paraxial Gaussian beams, Robert L. Nowack and Sribharath M. Kainkaryam

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Oxfordian magnetostratigraphy of Britain and its correlation to Tethyan regions and Pacific marine magnetic anomalies, James G. Ogg, Angela L. Coe, Piotr A. Przybylski, and John K. Wright

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Seismic images of crustal variations beneath the East Anatolian Plateau (Turkey) from teleseismic receiver functions, Arda A. Özacar, George Zandt, Hersh Gilbert, and Susan L. Beck

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The Role of Carbon Dioxide during the Onset of Antarctic Glaciation, Markus Pagani, Zhonghiu Liu, Steven Bohaty, Robert Deconto, Matthew Huber, and Jorijntje Henderiks

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A simplified in situ cosmogenic 14C extraction system, Jeffrey S. Pigati, Nathaniel A. Lifton, A. J. Timothy Jull, and Jay Quade

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Effects of sample size and position from monolith and core methods on the estimation of total root biomass in a temperate grassland ecosystem in Inner Mongolia, Xiaoyan Ping, Guangsheng Zhou, Qianlai Zhuang, Yanlong Wang, Wanqing Zuo, Guangzu Shi, Xianglei Lin, and Yuhui Wang

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Oxfordian magnetostratigraphy of Poland and its correlation to Sub-Mediterranean ammonite zones and marine magnetic anomalies, Piotr A. Przybylski, E. Glowniak, James G. Ogg, P. Ziólkowski, M. Sidorczuk, J. Gutowski, and M. Lewandowski

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Magnetostratigraphic correlation of the Oxfordian-Kimmeridgian boundary, Piotr A. Przybylski, James G. Ogg, Andrzej Wierzbowski, Angela L. Coe, Mark W. Hounslow, John K. Wright, Frances Atrops, and Erik Settles

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The Concordiasi Project in Antarctica, Florence Rabier, Aurelie Bouchard, Eric. Brun, Alexis. Doerenbecher, Stephanie Guedj, Vincent Guidard, Fatima Karbou, Vincent-Henri Peuch, Laaziz El Amraoui, Dominique Puech, and Jennifer S. Haase

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Roles of atmospheric and land surface data in dynamic regional downscaling, Deepak K. Ray, Roger A. Pielke Sr, Udaysankar S. Nair, and Devdutta Niyogi

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The minor importance of giant aerosol to precipitation development within small trade wind cumuli observed during RICO, C. H. Reiche and Sonia Lasher-Trapp

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Ambiguous Hydraulic Heads and 14C Activities in Transient Regional Flow, Franklin W. Schwartz, Edward A. Sudicky, Robert G. McLaren, Young-Jin J. Park, Matthew Huber, and Mick Apted

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An adaptability limit to climate change due to heat stress, Steven C. Sherwood and Matthew Huber

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Modeling the influence of a reduced equator-to-pole sea surface temperature gradient on the distribution of water isotopes in the Early/Middle Eocene, Eveline N. Speelman, Jacob O. Sewall, David Noone, Matthew Huber, Anna der Heydt, Jaap S. Damsté, and Gert Jan Reichart

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Modeled sensitivity of upper thermocline properties to tropical cyclone winds and possible feedbacks on the Hadley circulation, Ryan L. Sriver and Matthew Huber

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Lithospheric buoyancy forces in Africa from a thin sheet approach, D. S. Stamps, L. M. Flesch, and E. Calais

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Artificial neural network approach for mapping contrasting tillage practices, K. P. Sudheer, P. Gowda, I. Chaubey, and T. Howell

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Application of a pseudo simulator to evaluate the sensitivity of parameters in complex watershed models, K. P. Sudheer, G. Lakshmi, and I. Chaubey

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Instability in Leapfrog and Forward-Backward Schemes, Wen Yih Sun