Earth and Environmental Science Department Facilities
Faculty and student research is supported by cutting-edge analytical instruments, including the following, among others.
- Water quality loggers
- Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
- Ground-penetrating radar and electrical resistivity tomography
- Ground-based LIDAR surveying equipment
- Mass spectrometry (including ICP-OES)
- Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
- X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence
Students also have access to networked computers, printers and workstations.
Faculty Research Specialities
Faculty research includes the following fields.
- coastal dynamics and geomorphology
- ecohydrology and land-use change
- environmental geochemistry
- environmental geophysics and remote sensing
- hydrogeology and groundwater contamination
- low-temperature geochemistry
- materials and mineralogy
- paleontology and fossil provenance
- planetary geology
- polar geophysics and glaciology
- Precambrian geology
- sedimentology and stratigraphy
- structural geology
- urban hydrology
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education lists Temple University as an R1 institution for “highest research activity,” placing it among the top 4% of all four-year institutions in the United States.