Recent News

Fricker, ICESat 2 interview on NPR's Here and Now

Helen Fricker was interviewed on NPR's Here and Now today to discuss the recent launch of NASA's Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite, ICESat-2. ICESat-2’s launch represents the culimination of 10 years of work by Fricker and her collegues.  From orbit, the satellite will measure tiny changes in the ice sheets and better help climate researchers understand, in real-time, the speed of melt in Antarctica.

Congratulations to Pommier, NSF CAREER award will enable K-12 outreach to SDUSD

IGPP's Anne Pommier has recently been awarded the highly competiitve NSF CAREER award for Experimental Investigation of the Transport Properties of Sulfide Melts at Upper Mantle Conditions. Earning this award will allow Pommier share the outcomes, of her experiments studying the behavior of sulfide melts in the Earth's interior, with K12 teachers in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).

Pommier to serve as a Distinguished Lecturer for COMPRES

COMPRES, the Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences supported by the National Science Foundation Division of Earth Sciences, has announced speakers for its 2018-2019 Distinguished Lecturer series in the field of Mineral Physics.  IGPP's Anne Pommier has been selected for this honor and she will be joined Bin Chen (University of Hawaii).

Sandwell 2018 Charles A. Whitten Medal recipient

Congratulations to IGPP's David Sandwell the American Geophysical Union's 2018 Charles A. Whitten Medal recipient!  Sandwell, a Professor of Geophysics, was awarded this biennial medal for “outstanding achievement in research on the form and dynamics of the Earth and planets.” To learn more, visit https://eos.org/agu-news/2018-agu-union-medal-award-and-prize-recipients-announced.

Fricker, collaborators discuss Antarctica in "The Conversation"

Helen Fricker, graduate student Susheel Adusumilli and former IGPP graduate students Fernando Paolo and Matthew Siegfriend join "The Conversation" to discuss the accelerating melt rate of Antarctic ice shelves, the compounding global problems that will arise as this melting continues its trajectory, and the vital role satellites play to track the balance of ice flows and melting. For more information, click here.

Fricker, polar researchers present the future in Nature

The year is 2070, Antarctica has not what it was 50 years ago.  Helen Fricker and her colleages present scenarios of Antarcitca's future in the 14 June 2018 Nature article "Choosing the future of Antarctica." The aritcle presents continental and global outcomes from the options presented: "ambitious action" to halt enviromental impacts/greenhouse gas emission vs. a continued path of public disinterest and environmental diffidence.

Davis shares HPWREN installation stories of rattlesnakes and AR15s with Spiceworks

IGPP's Geoff Davis shares, with Spiceworks, his experieces with snake chaps, poorly defined public easements (and armed land owners), protecting hardware from moisture damage in the desert, and much more as the technical lead for HPWREN.

Kilb visits Fox 5 in the morning to share science camp

Slime Time! 

FOX 5 San Diego offered a preview of the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy (https://sallyridescience.ucsd.edu/junior-academy/), which is now registering students for hands-on summer classes.

Kilb speaks at UC San Diego's Women’s Conference

Dr. Debi Kilb represented Scripps and IGPP at the UC San Diego Women’s Conference for International Women’s Day.  Kilb spoke about bridging the gender gap and what UC San Diego and Scripps are doing to promote STEAM education.

Haase project, Stratéole-2 featured in EOS Buzz

Stratéole-2, a collaboration of a small group of researchers from the United States and France—including IGPP's Jennifer Haase