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AfricaArray

AfricaArray is a long-term (20 years) initiative to promote, in the full spirit of NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development), coupled training and research programs for building and maintaining a scientific workforce for Africa’s natural resource sector. Africa’s natural resource sector (petroleum, minerals, and water, in particular) is a major driving force for economic development.

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Center for Geomechanics, Geofluids, and Geohazards

The Center for Geomechanics, Geofluids, and Geohazards (G3) crosses departmental boundaries and integrates current activities in rock and fluid physics.

Earthquake nucleation and recurrence, the triggering and timing of volcanic eruptions, the dynamics of ice sheets, the fate and transport of contaminants in groundwater, and the generation of submarine landslides are all influenced by the interaction of rocks and fluids.

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The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute

The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) brings together scientists from various disciplines to search for links between the Earth's physical processes and past and future global changes.

The center coordinates and conducts extensive research related to the global water cycle, biogeochemical cycles, Earth system history, and human impacts on the Earth System.

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Petrology and Volcanology

The Petrology and Volcanology group at Penn State (Feineman, Furman & LaFemina), explores the physical and chemical processes attendant to eruptive activity in a variety of tectonic settings, including active arcs, continental rifts and ocean islands.

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Chemistry and Physics of Rocks and Minerals

Several faculty in the Department of Geosciences work in the broad area of Physics and Chemistry of Rocks and Minerals. A primary focus is to unravel the mechanisms by which atomic-scale properties of Earth materials control large-scale geologic and geophysical processes.

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