Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

We are seeking scientists and engineers to solve the nation’s Earth and environmental sciences, energy development, and global security challenges.

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Earth and Environmental Sciences Division researchers study carbon-neutral energy; detection of nuclear threats; and ecological, hydrological, climate, and atmospheric impacts. Fundamental discovery science and mission-focused applications unravel poorly understood processes and support decisions of national importance. We combine state-of-the-art field and laboratory measurement capabilities with modeling and analysis to: 

Provide advanced seismic imaging

Develop and apply artificial intelligence and machine learning methods and analytics

Reveal climate change drivers and ecosystem impacts

Predict wildland and urban fires

Characterize and model subsurface fluid flow and geochemistry

Improve geothermal and oil/gas energy production

Investigate and design geological storage of carbon dioxide and spent fuel

Model, detect, and predict underground explosion signatures

Understand nuclear and rare materials

Evaluate materials using nonlinear acoustic techniques

Who We Are

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Division is the intellectual home of Earth, atmosphere, hydrology, and ecology disciplines at the Laboratory. Our three groups:

Earth System Observations — Investigates Earth, hydrologic, and atmospheric sciences to better understand and predict climate impacts on ecosystems and study subsurface geological materials and their interactions.

Computational Earth Science — Develops and applies high-performance computational methods and software tools. Subsurface modeling and analysis.

Geophysics — Performs seismology, infrasound, ground-shock modeling, and acoustics research to address critical challenges in energy security, threat detection/reduction, earthquake prediction, and subsurface imaging.