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Geodesy and Lithospheric Deformation

Measuring the movement of defined points on the earth's surface to better understand the stresses and strains affecting the crust and upper mantle.

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Vashan Wright
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

Maintains a network of GPS control stations to provide a reliable spatial reference system in California.

Develops geophysical instruments including sensors for detection of seismic, infrasonic, and crustal deformation signals.

Processes and archives high-precision GPS data for the study of earthquake hazards, tectonic plate motion, crustal deformation and meteorology.
 

Earth News

Sep 16, 2021 Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Colleen Petrik and Vashan Wright are among the most recent faculty hir...

Sep 16, 2021 SURF Program at Scripps Oceanography Wraps Up Another Successful Year in 2021

SURF Program at Scripps Oceanography Wraps Up Another Successful Year in 2021

Scripps’ summer research program returns to in-person learning opportu...