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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

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Ross Parnell-Turner
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Research Geophysicist
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Vashan Wright
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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

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...