Geophysics and Geodynamics

Faculty:

Dr. Peter N. Adams – Quantitative geomorphology, coastal processes, real-time instrumentation and modeling of surface processes.

Dr. Alessandro M. Forte – Global geophysics and geodynamics, joint seismic-geodynamic modeling of 3-D Earth structure, quantitative modeling of mantle convection and its impact on surface processes, which include gravity, topography, sea level, plate tectonics, earth orbital parameters, paleogeography, and Milanković climate cycles.

Dr. Joseph Meert – Paleomagnetism and geochronology of the Mesoproterozoic to earliest Palaoezoic, plate configurations, paleoclimate and evolution of life on Earth.

Dr. Raymond Russo – Tectonics and seismology, with emphasis on upper mantle flow and lithosphere-asthenosphere interactions.