The Geosciences Research Division (GRD) is home to a diverse set of academics and staff whose interests cover a wide variety of topics in the atmospheric, marine and solid Earth sciences. In many cases, these topics are cross-disciplinary but they include essential components of the following core themes: the geochemistry of the solid, liquid and gaseous Earth, cosmochemistry (meteorites, asteroids and other planetary bodies), paleoceanography and paleoclimate, stratigraphy and sedimentology, geobiology and paleoecology, global and regional tectonics, paleomagnetism and hydrogeology. Research activities encompass modeling studies, laboratory experiments, and field-based expeditions, including ship-time, with GRD members taking full advantage of the extensive research facilities on offer within the division and at SIO.

In the following panels, we invite you to explore the types of research carried out at GRD, how we fund it, and the publications that result from our endeavors. In many cases, our research activities lead directly to education and outreach opportunities. People are the most important part of GRD and you can find us conveniently listed in alphabetical order below. Business-related questions and how to contact and find us round off the links.

 

GRD News

New members of prestigious society American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Three UC San Diego Professors
Scripps Oceanography’s Farooq Azam and Lisa Tauxe become new members of prestigious society
ice shelf edge Upside-Down “Rivers” Threaten Antarctic Ice Shelves
Scripps researchers use satellite laser altimetry to provide first look at basal channels around Antarctica
Infographic courtesy of NCAR Flying Lab to Investigate Southern Ocean's Appetite for Carbon
Field campaign will help scientists predict future climate
RAID field layout Completion of Ice Drilling System to be Announced at AGU Fall Meeting
Scripps researcher contributes to unprecedented exploration of Antarctic ice and geology
Collecting rock and fluid samples from Iceland during a 2007 research trip

Explore the world of GRD research

Administrative contacts and roles

A friction apparatus used to study earthquakes and fault weakening in a Nature paper authored by Scripps Professors Kevin Brown and Yuri Fialko.

GRD Resources and Facilities

GRD Education and Outreach

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Fax and Addresses for GRD