Recent News

Gjini invited by SIAM News to share her work on Stratocumulus Clouds

 Congratulations to 3rd year Ph.D. student, Rebecca Gjini, who was invited to share her work in SIAM News. Gjini's article "Stratocumulus Clouds and Predator-prey Dynamics" focuses on her research modeling stratocumulus clouds with predator-prey dynamics and rain "eating" clouds and is avaialble online here.

IGPP and CCCIA group led by Yehuda Bock awarded NOAA's Geospatial Modeling Grant

Yehuda Bock and his IGPP collaborators Adrian Borsa, Yuri Fialko, Jamin Greenbaum, Jennifer Haase, Robert Mellors, David Sandwell, and Mark Zumberge, as well as Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation collaborators Mark Merrifield and Matthew Mazloff, were among five competitors awarded NOAA's Geospatial Modeling Grant. The group's project "NSRS Intra-Frame Deformation Model and New SIO Geodesy Program," aims to create a formal geodesy program in support of the nationwide deficiency of geodesists and to modernize geodetic models for the NSRS.

Green Foundation Postdoc: Apply today!

Applications open for two-year postdocs ($70K/yr) in research areas at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, IGPP. Deadline October 31, 2023. PhD award after October 31, 2019 and before March 31, 2024. Apply at

Miles Fellowship: Apply today!

Applications open for 2-year postdoc (Miles Fellow) in computational/theoretical geophysics at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, IGPP. about $70K/yr Deadline October 31, 2023 PhD awarded between October 31, 2019-March 31, 24 For more

Gabriel honored with AGU James B. Macelwane Medal

Huge congratulations to Alice Gabriel!  

Prof. Gabirle was selected to receive the AGU James B. Macelwane Medal, which is awarded to early career scientists in honor of former AGU president James B. Macelwane (1953-1956) who was renowned for his contributions to geophysics. The honor includes being named as an AGU fellow as well.

AGU will formally recognize this year’s recipients at AGU23, 11-15 December 2023. 


Fialko, Jia, share "Science" findings with KPBS

IGPP Geophysics Professor Yuri Fialko and Seismologist Zhe Jia spoke with KPBS on August 7 regarding their recent findings in the journal Science.

Fialko, Hill on NBC7: Salton Sea's shrinking may reduce earthquakes

Yuri Fialko and Ryley Hill spoke with NBC7 San Diego to explain how the gradual disappearance of the Salton Sea impacts the San Andreas Fault. The Salton Sea sits at the southern most point of the San Andreas fault, where this body of water has been gradually receding for decades.  The drying of the Salton Sea decreases the pore pressure on the fault.

Gabriel simulation, findings from Ridgequest EQs published in Nature

Alice Gabriel conducted data-infused modeling on supercomputers to better understand the unusual seismic activity in Ridgecrest Jul 2019.