Top 20 institutions in Earth & Environmental Sciences in North America

The tables show leading institutions ranked by their fractional count (FC) in Earth and environmental sciences from 2015 to 2017. Also listed are institutions’ total number of Earth and environmental sciences articles in the Nature Index (AC 2015–2017) and the proportion of each institution’s FC in Earth and environmental sciences relative to total FC from 2015 to 2017 (% E&E 2015–2017).

RankInstitutionCountry/RegionFC
2015–2017
AC
2015–2017
% E&E
2015–2017
1National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States of America (USA)309.261,32976.9%
2California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States of America (USA)220.8381624.7%
3National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)United States of America (USA)211.3880991.6%
4U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)United States of America (USA)208.3354294.8%
5University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder)United States of America (USA)200.7978537.1%
6Stanford UniversityUnited States of America (USA)188.1347710.2%
7University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley)United States of America (USA)174.0158014.0%
8Columbia University in the City of New York (CU)United States of America (USA)164.0953717.5%
9University of Washington (UW)United States of America (USA)162.8543519.7%
10The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)United States of America (USA)146.6436017.8%
11University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)United States of America (USA)145.3538814.2%
12University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)United States of America (USA)136.5748813.8%
13Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States of America (USA)131.573887.8%
14University of Michigan (U-M)United States of America (USA)125.0532712.2%
15National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)United States of America (USA)121.2437293.5%
16Harvard UniversityUnited States of America (USA)111.303254.2%
17University of Minnesota (UMN)United States of America (USA)109.5630016.2%
18Yale UniversityUnited States of America (USA)109.3227011.1%
19The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)United States of America (USA)106.8429217.6%
20University of Toronto (U of T)Canada99.3323211.0%