Earth

Planetary Sciences and Meteoritics

The study of the origin and history of the solar system, planets and natural satellites, interplanetary dust and interstellar medium, lunar samples, meteors, and meteorites, asteroids, comets, craters, and tektites.

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Studies the interior of planets, specifically terrestrial bodies like Earth, the Moon, Mars, and Mercury.

Specializing in high-precision isotopic analyses, elemental abundances, and petrology. Our main areas of research are in the fields of cosmochemistry and mantle and crustal geochemistry.

Earth News

Apr 7, 2021 Scientists Map “Pulse” of Groundwater Flow through California’s Central Valley

Scientists Map “Pulse” of Groundwater Flow through California’s Central Valley

Advances in remote sensing are providing a first glimpse of groundwate...

Mar 4, 2021 A Line in the Sand

A Line in the Sand

A brief history of the women of Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Mar 2, 2021 New Study Identifies Atmospheric Rivers as Contributor to Increased Snow Mass in West Antarctica

New Study Identifies Atmospheric Rivers as Contributor to Increased Snow Mass in West Antarctica

New satellite enabled detailed measurement of extreme precipitation ev...