The Judith and Walter Munk Laboratory

Architect Lloyd Ruocco designed the Munk Laboratory, which was dedicated in 1964. The lab houses the central business office, faculty, researchers, graduate students and staff. The first level is dedicated to labs. The Munk Conference Room, at the western end of the building, overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

The Ellen and Roger Revelle Laboratory

Architect Fred Liebhardt designed the Revelle Lab, which was completed in 1993. It houses faculty, researchers, graduate students and staff, as well as labs, the Revelle Conference Room and the Board Room.

The SIO Visualization Center

The iCluster is a 50 megapixel tiled display visualization system built using Apple MacPro and 30" Apple Cinema Displays. This system is used to visualize real time data from the local, regional and global network sensors and is often used in media response to noteworthy earthquakes.

In-house Illustration Services

IGPP has it's own recharge-based illustration services for posters, slides and technical drawings. (Please direct inquiries to our in house designer.)

The Barnyard

This is a student space in the Munk Lab that has recently been converted to several rooms for increased student privacy. Resources in the lab include Apple Macs, Sun workstations, SGI visualization servers, printers and large-format (poster) printers.

The Piñon Flat Observatory

The observatory serves as a testing ground for new geophysical instrumentation. Investigators from around the world operate instruments at this site.

Visit the Piñon Flat Observatory website
Download the Piñon Flat Observatory pamphlet

Project IDA

Project IDA, which has existed at IGPP since 1975, operates nearly one-third of the Global Seismographic Network for the IRIS Consortium. IDA staff are responsible for maintaining equipment and collecting data from seismic instruments deployed at 41 locations in 27 countries world-wide. These data are distributed to international researchers and to many agencies charged with hazard warning from earthquakes and tsunamis.

Visit the Project IDA website