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Study of the structure and internal dynamics of planets and their evolution through geological time.
By combining several approaches, study of major issues such as eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides or magnetic storms.
Measuring, understanding and modelling the functioning of our planet's surface, also called the Critical Zone.
14 December 2022
Where do geological CO2 emissions come from?
An international team, including researchers from the IPGP, has developed a technique using radon gas to track CO2 emissions observed at the surface, ...
06 December 2022
Édith Kubik receives the 2022 CNFGG PhD Award
Édith Kubik received the 2022 Geophysics Prize for her PhD "Elemental and stable isotopic fractionations of siderophile elements – Implications for th...
years of science for the planet
French active volcanoes monitored by the IPGP
staff members (researchers, engineers, technicians, administrative staff, post-docs and PhD candidates)
observatory on Mars
publications in 2021 (including 25 in high impact journals such as Nature, Science and PNAS)
locations: Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion Island, Chambon-la-Forêt, Champs-sur-Marne and 2 locations in Paris
Shi Hanyu, Jiang Jingyi, Jacquemoud Stéphane, Xiao Zhiqiang, Ma Mingguo. Estimating leaf mass per area with leaf radiative transfer model. Remote Sensing of Environment, 01 March 2023, 286 . <10.1016/j.rse.2022.113444>
Blake James S.D., Fletcher L.N., Orton G.S., Antuñano A., Roman M.T., Kasaba Y., Fujiyoshi T., Melin H., Bardet D., Sinclair J.A., Es-Sayeh M.. Saturn’s seasonal variability from four decades of ground-based mid-infrared observations. Icarus, Elsevier, 01 March 2023, 392 . <10.1016/j.icarus.2022.115347>
Qiu Kun-Feng, Deng Jun, Laflamme Crystal, Long Zheng-Yu, Wan Ruo-Qi, Moynier Frédéric, Yu Hao-Cheng, Zhang Jing-Yuan, Ding Zheng-Jiang, Goldfarb Richard. Giant Mesozoic gold ores derived from subducted oceanic slab and overlying sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Elsevier, 01 February 2023, 343 . <10.1016/j.gca.2023.01.002>
Zhu Ke, Schiller Martin, Moynier Frédéric, Groen Mirek, Alexander Conel M.O'D., Davidson Jemma, Schrader Devin, Bischoff Addi, Bizzarro Martin. Chondrite diversity revealed by chromium, calcium and magnesium isotopes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Elsevier, 01 February 2023, 342 . <10.1016/j.gca.2022.12.014>
Zhu Zhaoxian, Zhang Wen, Wang Jionghui, Wang Zaicong, Guo Jing-Liang, Elis Hoffmann J., Feng Lanping, Luo Tao, Hu Zhaochu, Liu Yongsheng, Moynier Frédéric. Magmatic crystallization drives zircon Zr isotopic variations in a large granite batholith. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Elsevier, 01 February 2023, 342 . <10.1016/j.gca.2022.12.003>
InSight National Observation Service
The NASA InSight mission deployed a geophysical observatory on the surface of Mars at the end of 2018, performing simultaneous seismic, geodetic and magnetic measurements. This National Observation Service is supported by the IPGP, together with several French laboratories and observatories (in particular the LPG and GEOAZUR).More information