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Ross Parnell-Turner

Ross Parnell-Turner

Postdoctoral Investigator

Geology & Geophysics

Office Phone: +1 508 289 3332

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WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 24

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


2014     PhD, Geophysics. Bullard Laboratories, University of Cambridge, UK

2006     MEarthSc, Earth Sciences (Class I).  University of Oxford, UK

Research Interests

Mid-ocean ridge processes: oceanic detachment faulting and crustal accretion

Mantle dynamics: mantle convection and surface uplift, transient plume behavior

Marine geophysical imaging: passive microseismicity, reflection seismology, acoustic mapping using multibeam, sidescan and CHIRP sonars mounted on ships and AUVs

Research Statement

I'm a marine geophysicist with research focus on faulting and seismicity in the oceans, crustal deformation and rifting. I use a range of observational and modeling techniques including earthquake seismology, reflection seismic imaging, gravity and magnetic data to unravel the origin and evolution of oceanic lithosphere.