It also provides the habitat and resources for terrestrial life. The surface of the Earth is constantly changing in response to natural (e.g. earthquakes, orbital-induced sea level changes) and anthropogenic (e.g. land use, climate warming) forcing.
In Theme 2, we study the interplay between different components of Earth’s surface, and how these components respond to changes, on timescales of days to thousands of years, to improve our process understanding of the dynamics of system earth. This can lead to better prediction of geohazards and insights needed for a more sustainable interaction with the environment.