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.
Green space, blue space, & neonatal health: exploring the relationship between environmental factors & birth outcomes in New York City (2017-04-28)Current scholarship points to a protective association between green space and birth outcomes as well a positive relationship between blue space and general wellbeing. There is evidence that these effects are particularly ...
(2017-04-27)Land is scarce in Bangladesh: Bangladesh occupies ~0.03 % of world’s land area, but supports over ~2% of human population. This high population to land ratio, combined with socioeconomic development has placed tremendous ...
Controls of updraft size, cold pool characteristics, and potential tornado intensity in supercell thunderstorms (2017-04-27)While the overall understanding of moist convective processes has advanced greatly, the two-way interconnections between convection initiation, updraft structure, and subsequent cold pool generation are not well understood. ...
Investigation of the positive interaction between the primary and secondary circulation and the roles of different types of precipitation in tropical cyclone formation (2017-04-21)Our understanding of tropical cyclogenesis, one of the greatest mysteries in tropical meteorology, has advanced significantly in the past few decades, partly owing to the availability of satellite data and high-resolution ...
(2017-04-24)The differential motion, lateral velocity gradient, and topography of the Earth’s inner core make the temporal change of the core phases’ arrival times observable in waveform doublets, a pair of events happened at the same ...