Department of Earth Sciences

Disciplines

Hydrology

The hydrology discipline comprises studies of physical and chemical processes in the hydrosphere. The disciplinary research at Uppsala University is focused on exchange processes in the soil-plant-atmosphere system, runoff and groundwater formation, and water transport both in the saturated and unsaturated zones, modelling of hydrological processes.

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Meteorology

The meteorology discipline comprises studies of physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere. The disciplinary research at Uppsala University is primarily focused on processes in the atmospheric boundary layer both over land and sea, as well as on meso-scale meteorology. Applications such as dispersion of air pollution, wind energy, and sound propagation are also part of the discipline. 

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Environmental analysis

The Earth Science discipline with specialization in Environmental Analysis seeks to identify the influence of pollution, climate and land use on the aquatic environment. We focus on an interdisciplinary understanding of the hydrological and biogeochemical processes to provide a knowledge base for managing those influences and distinguishing them from “natural” variability.

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Physical Geography

Physical Geography at Uppsala University is the study of the landscape, the environment, and about climate dynamics in time and space. Our approach is to use both quantitative and qualitative analyzes of nature's own archives, field mapping and monitoring, using GIS/remote sensing, to study and model processes, natural archives and to make prognostic evaluations. Research in Physical Geography at Uppsala University is focused on climatic and environmental records in recent over Quarternary time scales, and process oriented glaciology.

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