To conduct basic multidisciplinary research on terrestrial imaging and
the dynamics of the near surface, crust, mantle and core.
Mantle and Core Dynamics:
Crustal and Near-Surface Dynamics:
- Geodynamo studies and simulation and the origin of the
- Nature of the core-mantle boundary and the origin of hot
- Deep evolution of subducted slabs.
High-resolution Imaging and Remote Sensing:
- Structure, physical properties and dynamical behavior of
the seismogenic zone,
- Dynamics and evolution of fluid, heat and material flux in
- Imaging of crustal fractures and fluids,
- Development of accurate and efficient waveform modeling and
- Applications of remote sensing to crustal dynamics.
- To promote basic research and breadth in graduate education
in the subdisciplines of seismology, geodynamics, tectonophysics,
mineral physics, geomorphology, hydrogeology, and geomagnetism, as well
as to promote earth sciences research in applied physics, applied
mathematics and engineering.
CSIDE is the successor to the former Institute of
Tectonics at UCSC, an organized research unit with a 15-year history of
important multidisciplinary research into the dynamics of the Earth