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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.

Academics

Neal Driscoll
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Research Geophysicist
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Wenyuan Fan
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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.

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

Jun 23, 2021 Scientists Track Sudden Disappearance of Antarctic Ice Shelf Lake

Scientists Track Sudden Disappearance of Antarctic Ice Shelf Lake

Detailed observations enable better understanding of future ice shelf ...

May 12, 2021 Climate Colder on Land During Last Ice Age than Thought

Climate Colder on Land During Last Ice Age than Thought

Study uses dissolved gases in ancient groundwater as a thermometer for...