About the Geosciences Research Division

Hilton Volatiles Lab Research team collected rock and fluid samples from Iceland during a 2007 research trip.

Hilton Volatiles Lab Research team collected rock and fluid samples from Iceland.

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
  • 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 Scripps Institution of Oceanography.