Douglas J. Jerolmack

 Douglas J. Jerolmack

Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics


154A Hayden Hall

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Office Hours
Variable by semester

PhD: Geophysics, MIT, 2006

BSc: Environmental Engineering, Drexel University, 2001 

Research Foci
Dynamics and Structure of Earth Materials
Research Interests

Experimental geophysics, with a focus on geomorphology (the "science of scenery"). My research focuses on the spatial and temporal evolution of patterns that emerge at the interface of fluid and sediment on Earth and planetary surfaces. Our group uses laboratory experiments, combined with field work and theory, to elucidate the minimum number of ingredients that are required to explain physical phenomena. Particular foci include: granular physics of fluid-driven (water and wind) sediment transport; landform dynamics including dunes, river channels, deltas and fans; stochastic and nonlinear transport processes; and landscape response to dynamic boundary conditions such as climate.


Courses Taught

GEOL305: Earth Surface Processes (every year)

GEOL542: Advanced topics in Earth Surface Science: Numerical methods (every other year)

ENVS400 Seminar: Landscape Sustainability (every other year)

Selected Publications