Earth

Geomorphology

The study of how the the landscape changes over time, particularly by using geochemical techniques, fieldwork, and remote sensing. (Puerto Rico fieldwork photo courtesy of geologist Jane Willenbring.)

Academics

Assistant Professor
Vashan Wright
Assistant Professor
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

The group focuses on observing and modeling coastal processes including beach evolution, cliff erosion, and nearshore waves.

The Human Ecology Laboratory groups together students and researchers to explore the relationships between people and the environment through time. In particular, the lab focuses on understanding Social Vulnerability related to Climate Change.

Earth News

Surprise, Surprise: Subsurface Water On Mars Defies Expectations

Surprise, Surprise: Subsurface Water On Mars Defies Expectations

Physics connects seismic data to properties of rocks and sediments

New High-Resolution Study on California Coastal Cliff Erosion Released

New High-Resolution Study on California Coastal Cliff Erosion Released

Website presents details on state’s continually changing coastline

New Hydrothermal Field Discovered in East Pacific Ocean

New Hydrothermal Field Discovered in East Pacific Ocean

Discovery by Scripps Oceanography geoscientist and colleagues demonstr...