Earth

Tectonics and Structural Geology

Studying the tectonic forces within the Earth give rise to continents, ocean basins, mountain ranges, earthquake belts, and most volcanoes, along with the resulting deformation of geological structures.

Academics

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Assistant Professor
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David Stegman
Associate Professor
Neal Driscoll
Professor
Debi Kilb
Academic (Project Scientist)
Gabi Laske
Professor in Residence
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Emeritus
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Ross Parnell-Turner
Assistant Professor
Vashan Wright
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

Processes and archives high-precision GPS data for the study of earthquake hazards, tectonic plate motion, crustal deformation and meteorology.
 

Earth News

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Scientists Propose New Theory for How Continents Form

Rocks dredged from seafloor tell story of a dynamic Earth process