Recent News

Celebrating Walter Munk at 99

IGPP was thrilled help host festivities for Walter Munk's 99th birthday.  Munk's tenure at Scripps Institution of Oceanography began in 1939—when he applied for a summer job.  He began to develop plans for IGPP in 1956 and was the institute's first director.  A small collection of party photos is available here.  The full suite of photos taken on Walter's birthday, is available here.

Bock, Melgar publish GPS geodesy review paper

Yehuda Bock and Diego Melgar published a comprehensive review paper, Physical Applications of GPS Geodesy: A Review, in Reports on Progress in Physics on 23 August, 2016. The report may be viewed and downloaded from: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0034-4885/79/10/106801. It will be free for a limited amount of time.

Science publishes Fan and Shearer's large quake aftershock discoveries

Congratulations to IGPP's Wenyuan Fan and Peter M. Shearer, whose large earthquake aftershock research paper titled "Local near instantaneously dynamically triggered aftershocks of large earthquakes" appears in the 9 September 2016 issue of Science. 

Aaron Patents OBS Fresh Water Release System

Tasked with supporting earthquake fault mapping study in a freshwater lake, IGPP development technician Ernie Aaron created a new release system for the ocean-bottom seismometers—that allows them to operate without seawater—and earned a patent in the process. https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/new-invention-advances-freshwater-seismology-research

Bock, SOPAC featured in new book on GPS

Greg Milner's recently published book "Pinpoint – How GPS is Changing Technology, Culture and Our Minds" features the work of IGPP's Director of Scripps Orbit and Permanent Array Center (SOPAC), Yehuda Bock. Chapter 8 discusses the role of GPS in the Earth Sciences. Milner highlights Bock's research in GPS continuous networks for crustal deformation, seismogeodesy, and structural monitoring. The book is written for a popular audience and available on Amazon

S Constable Receives 2016 AGU Fellow Honor

Congratulations to IGPP's Director, Steven Constable, who has been elected to AGU's 2016 Class of Fellows. The fellows will receive their awards for "their remarkable contributions to their research fields, exceptional knowledge, and visionary leadership."  at the AGU Fall Meeting's annual Honors Tribute December 14, 2016: https://eos.org/agu-news/2016-class-of-agu-fellows-announced

LRI prepares case study of IGPP's RIO ROSO project

Liquid Robotics, Inc. (LRI) developer of the Wave Glider and a company, which partnered with IGPP on the successful proof-of-concept Autonomously Deployed Deep-ocean Seismic System - Communications Gateway for Ocean Observatories (ADDOSS) project, has prepared a case study report on ADDOSS’s successor, the proposed (pending NSF funding)  Robotically Installed and Online Remote Ocean Seafloor Observatory (RIO ROSO) program: http://goo.gl/0Ai7Bo.

Kilb, Rohrlick, SIO GAMES to showcase new game at the Smithsonian

Join SIO GAMES Saturday, June 4, at the Smithsonian in Washington DC, in celebration of World Ocean Day (https://ocean.si.edu/world-ocean-day-2016-smithsonian-national-museum-natural-history). During the event, which runs from 10AM-4:30PM, SIO GAMES will showcase its new two-player virtual reality game "ARCTIC EXPLORER: THE ELUSIVE NARWHAL” (siogames.ucsd.edu/ae/).

Orcutt, National Academies committee conclude nuclear plant safety study

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has posted the committee report from the second, and final, phase of the lessons learned from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.  The congressionally mandated study (http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=21874), conducted by 17 distinguished scientists and engineers, including IGPP’s John Orcutt, has determined that the Fukushima accident offers a "wake-up call" as to the risks nuclear fuel pools pose to health and safet

DeSanto "Glamorizes" geophysics in clever blog

Want to know more about the "Glamorous Life of a Geophysicist"? IGPP's John DeSanto has been keeping a blog that will allow followers to do just that!