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.

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Debi Kilb
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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

Dec 9, 2020 New Study Helps Pinpoint When Earth’s Plate Subduction Began

New Study Helps Pinpoint When Earth’s Plate Subduction Began

Several billion-year-old rocks tell the story of the planet’s transiti...

Nov 24, 2020 Five UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2020

Five UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2020

Scripps Oceanography's David Sandwell among those recognized by Americ...