The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences features a highly diverse research program. Field studies are conducted around the world from the high Arctic to tropical rain forests. The program is unique in Canada in its interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental earth science, geology, atmospheric science, and geography. The department's five museum collections contribute strongly to the scholarly experience.

 

News

  1. Mars rocks fell in Africa last July

    Scientists are confirming a recent and rare invasion from Mars: meteorite chunks from the red planet that fell in Morocco last July. The Associated Press article quotes University of Alberta researcher and meteorite collection curator Chris Herd.

  2. Fluorescent Minerals

    Exploring Earth's Treasures: The Mineralogy/Petrology Museum

    Like a glistening treasure chest in the basement of the Earth Sciences Building, the Mineralogy/Petrology Museum exhibits approximately 1,000 specimens for teaching, research and community outreach purposes.

  3. Trapping time in amber

    Tree resin captures evolution of feathers on dinosaurs and birds.

  4. Trapping time in amber

    Tree resin captures evolution of feathers on dinosaurs and birds.

  5. University 101: From art to zoology: A guide to the U of A Museums

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