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Volcanology

The study of volcanoes and related earth processes.

Academics

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Debi Kilb
Academic (Project Scientist)
Geoff Cook
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

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

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...

Mar 1, 2021 New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change

New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change

Scripps scientists theorize why snowpack in coastal regions, the Arcti...

Jan 20, 2021 More Pollutants Could Remain in Atmosphere With Less Light Rain

More Pollutants Could Remain in Atmosphere With Less Light Rain

New study shows effects of rainfall on pollutants vary by the severity...