Current research within Earth Physics

The Research School of Earth Sciences includes substantial activities in geophysics. The main research themes are Geodynamics, Geodesy, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Geophysics and Seismology. These span observational, theoretical, laboratory, computational and data oriented studies, all directed to understanding the structure and physical processes in the Earth's interior, the crust or the Earth's fluid envelope.

In 2009, M. Sambridge was awarded the 2009 Price medal from the Royal astronomical Society of London for achievements in Earth Science. Dr M. Roderick was awarded the Australasian Science Prize by the journal Australasian Science for his work on the Earth's hydrologic cycle and showing how pan evaporation rates in Australia have decreased over time with global warming. Professor R. Griffiths joined the Australian Research Council College of Experts (Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science panel).

2009 Earth Physics research highlights.

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