People Directory : Ross Parnell-Turner
WHOI Mailing Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050
2014 PhD, Geophysics. Bullard Laboratories, University of Cambridge, UK
2006 MEarthSc, Earth Sciences (Class I). University of Oxford, UK
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
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.