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.

Academics

David Stegman
Associate Professor
Vashan Wright
Assistant Professor
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Emeritus
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

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

Probing Antarctica by Land, Sea, Air, and from Earth Orbit

Scripps Oceanography research agenda ranges from microscopic organisms...

Scientists Propose New Theory for How Continents Form

Rocks dredged from seafloor tell story of a dynamic Earth process