DRI research laboratories provide high quality services specializing in research, technology development, and improving the understanding of Earth's environment and the changes occurring to it.

We offer sampling, monitoring, analytical aspects, data interpretation, and guidance to Nevada, the nation and the world.

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Aerosol Physics Laboratory DAS
Archaeobotany Laboratory
Archaeology Laboratory
BioEnergy Laboratory Amber Broch
Carter Family Optics and Acoustics Laboratory DAS
CEFA Operations and Forecast Facility DAS
Cloud Microphysics and Aerosol Chemistry Laboratory DAS
Curation Facility
Dorothy S. Gallagher Great Basin Environmental Research Laboratory (DSG-GBERL)
DRI Soil Characterization and Quaternary Pedology Laboratory Sophie Baker
Dust Entrainment and Characterization Facility DAS
E.L. Cord Luminescence Laboratory (OSL & TL) Luminescence Lab
Ecologically Controlled Enclosed Lysimeter Laboratories - EcoCELLS
Electronics Design Laboratory/Engineering Design Laboratory DAS
Environmental Analysis Facility (EAF) Keith Szelagowski
Environmental Geochemistry Laboratory DHS
Environmental Growth Chambers - EcoPods
Environmental Microbiology Laboratory
Frits Went Laboratory Bill Coulombe
Geomicrobiology Laboratory
Hydrometeor Imaging Laboratory DAS
Laboratory of Molecular Responses Molecular Responses
Landfill Cover Design Capabilities DHS
Mercury Analytical Laboratory DAS
Meteorology Calibration Laboratory DAS
Molecular Microbial Ecology Laboratory
Nevada Desert Research Center
Organic Analytical Laboratory (OAL) DAS
Particulate Emissions Measurement Laboratory DAS
PI-SWERL: Portable In-Situ Wind ERosion Lab DAS
SEPHAS: Scaling Environmental Processes in Heterogeneous Arid Soils DHS
Soil Characterization and Quaternary Pedology
Soil Nutrient and Ecology Laboratory
Solar Cell Testing Facility DAS
Source Characterization Laboratory DAS
Spatial Analysis Facilities
Storm Peak Laboratory DAS
Systems Microbial Ecology Laboratory
Trace Chemistry Laboratory DHS
Water Analysis Laboratory DHS
Wellbore Logging Services DHS
Western Regional Climate Center - WRCC DAS
X -Ray Diffraction Analysis of Mineral Dusts in Aerosols DAS

Air
Atmospheric Sciences (DAS)
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Air quality and atmospheric research including meteorology, visibility and pollutant transport.
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Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
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Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate info.
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Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
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Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.
 

Land and Life
Earth and Ecosystems Sciences (DEES)
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Research into changing landscapes including the soils, plants, animals and humans that affect them.
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GreenPower
K-12 Outreach and Education
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Supporting Nevada educators in science-based, environmental education with free tools, resources, and training.
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Renewable Energy at DRI
Discovering New Energy Production Methods
dri-renewable-energyExpanding renewable energy research throughout Nevada and around the U.S.

Water
Hydrologic Sciences (DHS)
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Study of the natural and human factors that influence the availability and quality of water resources.
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DRI Nevada Medal Event
2015 Medalist - Dr. Christopher McKay
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Proudly honoring outstanding achievement in science and engineering with gala events in Reno and Las Vegas.


Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
Center of ExcellenceCombining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.