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Alan D. Chave

Alan D. Chave

Senior Scientist

Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2833

Fax: +1 508 457 2191

WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 07

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.S. Harvey Mudd College, 1975, Physics
Ph.D. MIT/WHOI Joint Program, 1980, Oceanography

Research Interests

Development of permanent seafloor observatories; the use of electromagnetic methods to study the structure and evolution of the oceanic and continental lithosphere; the use of electromagnetic measurements to directly measure the barotropic flow; development of new processing and modeling algorithms for electromagnetic data; development of instrumentation to measure electromagnetic fields in the ocean; the use of abandoned submarine cables for long term seafloor data telemetry and passive measurements of the geoelectric field.