Center for Nonlinear Earth Systems

a research group dedicated to the study of non-linear dynamics in natural earth systems


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The Center for Nonlinear Earth Systems was formed as a unit of the Columbia Earth Institute in early March, 1997. CNES is a interdepratemental research group bridging the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and collaborative departments at Columbia University, such at the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics. Present CNES areas of study are the mechanics of brittle and granular media, earthquake physics, fluid flow in reactive porous media, atmospheric dynamics, climate modeling, landform development, and ocean dynamics. Future plans are to expand the range of reaserch topics and deprtaments involved.


Current Research Projects

Dynamics of Granular Media

Fluid flow in reactive media

Brittle Deformation, Earthquakes and Faulting

Climate Moldeling

Atmosphere and ocean dynamics

Landform development

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Affiliated Personnel

Staff:

Christopher H. Scholz , Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Head of CNES
Complexity in brittle and granular deformation.

Einat Aharonov , Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Applied Math/ Applied Physics
Fluid flow in reactive media: hydrothermal and magma systems. Granular dynamics.

Marc Cane, Professor, G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Science
Climate Modeling.

Lorenzo M. Polvani , Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Applied Math/ Applied Physics
Ocean and Atmosphere Dynamics.

Adam Sobel, Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Applied Math/ Applied Physics
Atmospheric dynamics, Tropical meteorology, tracer transport and mixing.

Bruce Shaw , Storke-Doherty Lecturer, Associate Reasearch Scientist, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Earthquake and fault dynamics, landform development models.

Marc Spiegelman , Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Applied Math/Applied Physics
Fluid flow in reactive media: magma systems.

Students:

Anu Gupta , PhD candidate, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Fault interactions in fault populations.

Eric Tenthoray , PhD candidate, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Diagenesis and deformation under hydrothermal conditions.

Zvi (Kul) Kartz , PhD candidate, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Diagenesis and pressure solution.

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