• Erosional patterns across one of Earth's largest climate gradients
  • Sea level sensitivity to sediment erosion and deposition
  • Silicate weathering responses to climate
  • Dust: A driver of soil development and geochemistry

The surface processes group at Georgia Tech investigates the topographic and chemical evolution of the Earth’s surface, from variations in sea level to the growth of mountain ranges to chemical weathering in soils.  We use a variety of tools to explore these topics, including laboratory measurements, field instrumentation, and numerical modeling.

We are always looking for outstanding students and postdocs interested in investigating the evolution of the Earth’s surface.  Prospective students and postdocs are encouraged to contact Ken Ferrier for opportunities. Please note that we will be moving to the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin Madison in January 2019, and that information about applying to graduate school there can be found here (January 4 deadline).