Welcome to Caltech GPS Geology Option

Our educational and research programs in geology bring a range of field, remote sensing, and laboratory-based approaches to understanding tectonic, petrologic, climatic, surficial, and paleontological processes and the history of the Earth and its regions. In pursuit of field areas that preserve rich records of key geological events and processes, we can take advantage of the range of natural evnironments around us in Southern California or travel anywhere around the globe. We collaborate with the other options in the Division to develop new interdicipilinary tools for understanding the Earth.

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Research Areas

Climatic Processes

Petrologic Processes

Surface Processes

Tectonic Processes