School of Earth, Society, and Environment
The Earth is a complex system in which the solid planet, the oceans, the atmosphere, and life (both human and non-human) interact in countless ways. In order to respond to the environmental challenges of our time, it is necessary to understand these interactions and interdependencies that transcend the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines. The School of Earth, Society, and Environment (SESE) brings the resources of the departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geology, and Geography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study the Earth System.
Evaluating the regional impact of aircraft emissions on climate and the capabilities of simplified climate model (2017-07-17)Unlike other transportation sectors where pollutant emissions usually occur only near the Earth’s surface, aviation emissions happen primarily at altitudes of 8-12 km above the surface, impacting the upper troposphere and ...
The sedimentology of bedforms to barforms within tidally-influenced fluvial zones (TIFZx): lower Columbia River, OR/WA, USA, and the lower Chehalis River, WA, USA (2017-07-14)The tidally-influenced fluvial zone (TIFZ), or ‘fluvial-tidal’ transition, is an environment characterized by unidirectional fluvial, bidirectional tidal, and oceanic oscillatory currents. TIFZ environments (i.e., deltas ...
(2017-07-12)This dissertation advances theoretical and empirical knowledge on an ongoing challenge throughout the developing world: synergizing livelihood enhancement and agro-ecological sustainability. Systematic knowledge of synergies ...
Sedimentology of multistorey fluvial sandstones of the Mississippian Cypress Formation, Illinois Basin, USA (2017-07-19)The Cypress Formation (Upper Mississippian) is the most oil-productive unit in the Illinois Basin, USA. In the central part of the basin, the Cypress Formation contains sandstones up to 60 m thick in a northeast-southwest ...
(2017-07-05)The Earth’s solid inner core was formed from crystallization of liquid iron in the fluid outer core as the Earth slowly cools. The understanding of the structure of the inner core, combined with high pressure and temperature ...