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Daniel J. Fornari

Daniel J. Fornari

Senior Scientist

Geology & Geophysics

Chair - Ridge 2000 Program for NSF

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2857

Fax: +1 508 457 2187

WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 24

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972, Geology
M.A. Columbia University, 1975, Geology
M.Phil. Columbia University, 1975, Marine Geology
Ph.D. Columbia University, 1978, Marine Geology

Research Interests

Morphology and structure of mid-ocean ridges and transform faults; mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal processes; collection and interpretation of marine geophysical data including multibeam bathymetry and high resolution side scan sonar; geochemistry and petrology of ocean floor rocks, magmatic processes and petrochemical evolution of spreading centers, ridge-transform intersections, and intra-transform spreading centers; seamounts, their morphology, volcanic history, structure, and volcanic products; Alvin submersible, ROV, and AUV based deep sea research and technology development.