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Dynamics of Landscapes and Sedimentary Systems

Sedimentary Geology

Sedimentary Geology

The Sedimentary Geology group at Penn State provides expertise in sedimentology (Hajek, Slingerland & Arthur), stratigraphy (Bice, Bralower, Hajek & Patzkowsky), sedimentary geochemistry (Arthur, Fantle & Kump), and the geologic record of global change (All).

Our strength and uniqueness spring from interdisciplinary approaches—coupling theory, often in the form of dynamical models, and observations from the field and subsurface, to better understand how the Earth system, including its atmosphere, oceans and biosphere, evolved.

Geomorphology and Surface Processes

Geomorphology and Surface Processes

The Geomorphology group at Penn State provides expertise in fluvial and coastal processes and deposits (Slingerland), the landscape record of global change (Hajek), and ice sheet dynamics and deposits (Alley & Anandakrishnan).

Skills emphasized include the collection of unusually complete field datasets and their interpretation using landscape and coupled ocean-atmosphere-ice sheet numerical models.