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Welcome to the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science. The Department's main goals are to promote, coordinate, and support research on all aspects of earth and planetary systems.







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Research in the department includes both experimental/field and theoretical studies focused on understanding the complex inter-relationships among the major Earth systems, as well as other planets. Scientists in the department have expertise in a range of Earth science and planetary science disciplines, including climate dynamics, hydrology, soil-water environments, oceanic circulation, paleoceanography and the study of past climatic patterns, plant-environment interactions, atmospheric chemistry, cloud dynamics, earth system dynamics, geochemistry and geophysics. These disciplines, and topics studied in each one of them, are ultimately integrated as a means to understand and predict local, regional and global changes. A key objective is to develop scientific activities that explore the critical interfaces coupling the Earth systems. These include the biosphere-atmosphere, ocean-atmosphere, ocean-sediment, and atmosphere-land surface-soil-groundwater interfaces.