alison anders

Assistant Professor, Department of Geology

Contact Information

Office: 3081 Natural History Building
1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
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I study interactions between climate, erosion and tectonics with a focus on orographic precipitation and landscape evolution. Active areas of research include: 1) measurement and modeling of climatological precipitation patterns at scales from 1km – 100km, 2) characterization of erosion rates in areas of spatially variable precipitation, and, 3) numerical landscape evolution modeling. Field areas include the Olympic Mountains of Washington State, the Western Ghats of India, the Swiss Alps, and the Colorado Plateau.

Research Areas
Rivers, Watersheds, Sedimentary Processes & Landscapes
Earth Systems Modeling
Water in the Earth System

Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • GEOL 107: Physical Geology
  • GEOL 401: Geomorphology