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The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is comprised of physical, natural and social scientists from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Our mission is to create, extend and disseminate applied and theoretical scientific knowledge of the Earth’s physical, natural and human systems and their interactions through scholarly research, teaching and service.  Read more >>

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WeatherFest this Friday, March 15th

   March 13, 2019

Our student Meteorology club STORM is running the 5th Annual UNC Charlotte WeatherFest on Friday March 15 from 10am to 4pm at the Hauser Alumni Pavilion on campus.  Like previous years, the celebration of weather has been completely organized and led by our undergraduate majors.  This year, they even raised money for the event via crowd-funding!

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UNC CHARLOTTE RESEARCHER STUDIED LANDSCAPE EVOLUTION IN ANTARCTICA

   February 21, 2019

Antarctica’s unique climate enticed UNC Charlotte earth sciences researcher Martha Cary Eppes and her research colleagues to spend weeks camping in a tent in sub-zero temperatures, in order to literally monitor and listen to rocks as they fracture. They are studying how rocks alter and erode in one of the most extreme environments on the planet.

Eppes has just returned to UNC Charlotte...

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GES Students and Faculty at AMS in Phoenix

   January 3, 2019

In early January, students and faculty from Geography and Earth Sciences will be representing UNC Charlotte at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting https://annual.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/2019/ in Phoenix, Arizona.  The conference hosts over 4,000 attendees with applied and theoretical research related to...

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GES at the AGU Fall Meeting in DC

   December 6, 2018

Several GES students and faculty attending this year's AGU Fall Meeting in DC. See below for links to their research: Nicholas Golden (Earth Sciences MS) and Jacob Scheff, "Do CMIP5 climate models agree on warming of the atmosphere with latitude and height?" Xiaoyu Bai (INES PhD) and Jacob Scheff, "Energy Budget Analysis of TRACMIP Model Simulations"

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Doctoral student receives the first prize in the Graduate Student-led Paper Competition

   November 19, 2018

Doctoral student Paul H. Jung received the first prize in the Graduate Student-led Paper Competition at the 2018 Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) in San Antonio, TX. The award was for a paper co-authored with Drs Jean-Claude Thill and Michele Issel on "Heteroscedasticity Consistent Empirical Bayes Estimator: Areal Prevalence Rate and...

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Jean-Claude Thill receives special Service Award from the Regional Science Association International

   November 19, 2018

Jean-Claude Thill received a special Service Award from the Regional Science Association International for services rendered to the association in 2017 and 2018. A plaque was handed out at the 2018 North American Meetings of RSAI in San Antonio TX in November 2018. Dr. Thill has a long-term involvement with the RSAI in various leadership positions.

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INES Ph.D. student Matt Gropp selected as the winner of Thesis Award

   November 14, 2018

Current INES Ph.D. student Matt Gropp was recently selected as the winner of the 2019 Outstanding Master's Thesis Award. His M.S. thesis, titled "Assessing the Impact of the Nocturnal Transition on the Lifetime and Evolution of Supercell Thunderstorms in the Great Plains," was completed in 2017 under the direction of Dr. Casey Davenport. The thesis was chosen by the Graduate School as...

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IXth Race, Ethnicity and Place conference

   October 30, 2018

PhD in Geography students Jaeho Ko and Tonderai Mushipe joined Dr. Heather Smith and Dr. Paul McDaniel (UNCC PhD in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis graduate, 2013) at the IXth Race, Ethnicity and Place conference held in Austin, TX last week. In keeping with the conference theme of engaged scholarship and fostering civil and human rights, Tonderai presented findings from his study...

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Socio-Ecological Practice Research (SEPR) by Springer Nature

   October 16, 2018

A message from Dr. Xiang...

I am delighted to report, as the founding editor-in-chief, the launch of a new geography journal Socio-Ecological Practice Research (SEPR) by Springer Nature. 

I cordially invite you to click ...

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Meteorology senior wins American Meteorological Society scholarship

   October 8, 2018

In a national competition with other undergraduate students studying weather, Meteorology senior Danielle Miller won the Liv and Walt Lyons scholarship from the American Meteorological Society's national competition with other undergraduate students studying the connections between weather and society.  Please congratulate Danielle if you see her in the halls of McEniry or in the department's...

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