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 >>
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 https://link.springer.com/journal/42532/onlineFirst/page/1 to download and read the inaugural editorial. As you can see, to respond to the question in the... Socio-Ecological Practice Research (SEPR) by Springer Nature Read more >>
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... Meteorology senior wins American Meteorological Society scholarship Read more >>
The UNC Charlotte Weather Broadcast Studio was created by Danielle Miller, a Levine Scholar and Senior Meteorology student, via funding from the Levine Scholars Program and support from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences. Located in McEniry room 231, the space allows students to gain valuable skills in forecasting, broadcasting, and communicating that are necessary in order to pursue a... First forecast from the UNC Charlotte Weather Broadcast Studio Read more >>
One of our new MS Earth Sciences students, Eric Webb, tweeted about Atlantic hurricane potential and The Weather Channel picked up his post saying "Research has shown that negative AMO Atlantic hurricane seasons can have a slightly later than normal peak, according to a tweet by Eric Webb, a University of North Carolina at Charlotte graduate student." Nice work, Eric, on... Masters student thinking about the Atlantic hurricane season Read more >>
If you’ve used Uber or Lyft lately, you’re not alone. By the end of 2018, the total number of for-hire car rides, including conventional taxi trips and trips with services like Uber and Lyft, will approach 4.74 billion, surpassing total bus trips in the United States for the first time in history. Since 2012, the rides-for-hire sector has more than doubled in capacity, emerging as a major mode of... Dr. Boyer has thoughts on Charlotte's congestion Read more >>