Earth

Marine Geology and Geophysics

Understanding the geomorphology, sedimentation, stratigraphy, volcanism, structural geology, tectonics, and geological history of the oceans and the forces that affect them.

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Wenyuan Fan
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

Archiving and providing access to marine geological data, particularly from Scripps vessels.

A physical library of geological samples from the seafloor and subseafloor of the world’s oceans.

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

Earth News

Dec 9, 2020 New Study Helps Pinpoint When Earth’s Plate Subduction Began

New Study Helps Pinpoint When Earth’s Plate Subduction Began

Several billion-year-old rocks tell the story of the planet’s transiti...

Nov 24, 2020 Five UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2020

Five UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2020

Scripps Oceanography's David Sandwell among those recognized by Americ...