IGPP was thrilled help host festivities for Walter Munk's 99th birthday. Munk's tenure at Scripps Institution of Oceanography began in 1939—when he applied for a summer job. He began to develop plans for IGPP in 1956 and was the institute's first director. A small collection of party photos is available here. The full suite of photos taken on Walter's birthday, is available here.
Yehuda Bock and Diego Melgar published a comprehensive review paper, Physical Applications of GPS Geodesy: A Review, in Reports on Progress in Physics on 23 August, 2016. The report may be viewed and downloaded from: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0034-4885/79/10/106801. It will be free for a limited amount of time.
Congratulations to IGPP's Wenyuan Fan and Peter M. Shearer, whose large earthquake aftershock research paper titled "Local near instantaneously dynamically triggered aftershocks of large earthquakes" appears in the 9 September 2016 issue of Science.
Greg Milner's recently published book "Pinpoint – How GPS is Changing Technology, Culture and Our Minds" features the work of IGPP's Director of Scripps Orbit and Permanent Array Center (SOPAC), Yehuda Bock. Chapter 8 discusses the role of GPS in the Earth Sciences. Milner highlights Bock's research in GPS continuous networks for crustal deformation, seismogeodesy, and structural monitoring. The book is written for a popular audience and available on Amazon.