The group focuses on observing and modeling coastal processes including beach evolution, cliff erosion, and nearshore waves.
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.
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.
Colleen Petrik and Vashan Wright are among the most recent faculty hir...