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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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Neal Driscoll
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Vashan Wright
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Debi Kilb
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Ross Parnell-Turner
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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

Oct 22, 2021 Seamount Named for Iconic Scripps Oceanographer Walter Munk

Seamount Named for Iconic Scripps Oceanographer Walter Munk

The new Munk Guyot southwest of Hawaii was mapped by research vessel S...

Oct 4, 2021 Hidden Mangrove Forest in the Yucatan Peninsula Reveals Ancient Sea Levels

Hidden Mangrove Forest in the Yucatan Peninsula Reveals Ancient Sea Levels

Researchers investigate an ancient coastal ecosystem found more than 1...

Sep 16, 2021 Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Colleen Petrik and Vashan Wright are among the most recent faculty hir...