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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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 ice samples at Antarctica's Taylor Glacier Natural Methane “Time Bomb” Unlikely to Wreak Climate Havoc
But human-caused fossil methane emissions larger than previously believed
Analysis of "Rusty" Lunar Rock Suggest the Moon's Interior Is Dry
The study contradicts a recently published paper, which suggested the moon’s interior is wet
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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