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.

 

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Scripps graduate student Emily Wei. Scripps Student Spotlight: Emily Wei
Geosciences graduate student uses research to unravel geological processes of the past
Researchers and dive officers perform a dive near Eilat, Israel in support of marine archaelological research, July 2018. Photo of the Week: Surfacing Selfie
Scientists look for submerged signs of coastal civilzations dating to Neolithic period
David Hilton.  Photo: Marc Tule Obituary Notice: David Hilton
Work on isotope geochemistry and volcanism cited more than 6,000 times
Scripps alumna Loren Shure. Scripps Alumna Strikes a Balance Between the Technical and the Arts
Loren Shure, PhD ’82, inspires Scripps students during campus visit
Collecting rock and fluid samples from Iceland during a 2007 research trip

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

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