Recent News

IGPP welcomes new director: Professor Adrian Borsa

IGPP is pleased to announce the appointment of its new director: Professor Adrian Borsa. In his work, Borsa employs classical geological instruments and techniques to study a wide variety of Earth processes. He aims to describe how the shape of Earth’s surface is changing at timescales of seconds to decades, and to link observed change to geophysical processes associated with phenomena ranging from earthquakes to climate change.

IGPP Virtual Seminar Series *spring finale*: Shun-ichiro Karato

IGPP is pleased to invite you to join its final spring Virtual Seminar Series presentation featuring Shun-ichiro Karato from Yale University. Dr. Karato's talk, "Deep mantle melting, global water circulation and its implications for the stability of the ocean mass" will be available via Zoom on Tuesday, June 23, starting at 12:30pm.

IGPP Virtual Seminar Series: Ann Chen

IGPP is pleased to invite you to join its Virtual Seminar Series presentation featuring Ann Chen of UT Austin's Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and Dept. of Geological Sciences (by courtesy). Dr.

IGPP Virtual Seminar Series: Ellen “El” Knappe

IGPP is pleased to invite you to join its Virtual Seminar Series presentation featuring Ellen “El” Knappe. Dr. Knappe's talk, "Downscaling GPS observations for watershed-scale hydrologic loading" will be available via Zoom on Tuesday, June 9, starting at 12:30pm.  Zoom registration is available through here: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpcuqtrD4tHdZWhf5BcnjFsSl50ZGkXbrF

IGPP Virtual Seminar Series: Rebecca A. Fischer

IGPP is pleased to invite you to join its Virtual Seminar Series presentation featuring Rebecca A. Fischer a COMPRES Distinguished Lecturer from Harvard University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Dr. Fischer's talk, "Core formation on Earth and Mars" will be available via Zoom on Tuesday, June 2, starting at 12:30pm.  Zoom registration is available through here: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpc-mhqj8vG9WkAnM-f-oLlcDlvjwkbg0X

IGPP Virtual Seminar Series: Weisen Shen

IGPP is pleased to invite you to join its Virtual Seminar Series presentation featuring Weisen Shen from Stony Brook University's Department of Geosciences. Dr. Shen's talk, "Crustal composition and strength: a revisit to the intermountain west seismic belt" will be available via Zoom on Tuesday, May 26, starting at 12:30pm.  Zoom registration is available through here: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lcO-vqzktH9YHSdgV7cjRq36HyJzhapXA

Kilb shares initial assessment of Mw 6.5 trembler in Nevada

The Mw 6.5 earthquake that struck Tonopah at 4am this morning was the strongest trembler to occur in the state of Nevada in over 65 years.  IGPP Seismologist Debi Kilb is still reviewing the data from today's rare event, but took the time to compare the quake and subsequent aftershocks to last year's Ridgecrest events.

IGPP Virtual Seminar Series: Tianze Liu

IGPP is pleased to invite you to join its Virtual Seminar Series presentation featuring Dr. Tianze Liu. Dr. Liu's talk, "Imaging the lithosphere with Virtual Deep Seismic Sounding (VDSS)" will be available via Zoom on Tuesday, May 19, starting at 12:30pm.  Zoom registration is available through here: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErcumuqzkqHdbJh89cuf_UugDu6jRtRCiW

IGPP Virtual Seminar Series: Jeff Freymueller

IGPP is pleased to invite you to join its Virtual Seminar Series presentation featuring Dr. Jeff Freymueller, Endowed Chair of Geology of the Solid Earth Michigan State University. Dr. Freymueller's talk, "Separating long term tectonic motions, surfacing loading and other sources of Earth deformation" will be available via Zoom on Tuesday, May 12, starting at 12:30apm.  Zoom registration is available through here: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApdOusrD8iGNDCGeDixqXwa3nO9gF2oaOw

Worcester, Dzieciuch, collaborators featured in JASA

Peter Worcester, Matt Dzieciuch, collaborators share findings from long-range underwater navigation system that uses measured acoustic travel times from a constellation of acoustic sources was tested using data from the 2010-2011 North Pacific Acoustic Laboratory (NPAL) Philippine Sea experiment sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research. The system provides an undersea positioning capability that is analogous to that provided on land and in the air by the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS).