Geology of Earthquakes and Sea Level - Aron Meltzner

I am looking to build a research group at EOS that bridges earthquake geology and sea-level research, because, in so many ways, the two problems cannot be studied independently. I am a geologist by training, and I focus on collecting high-quality geological data to answer key questions in the field. However, I also routinely collaborate with modelers to more rigorously interpret the geological data that I collect.

You can read more about the research I’m currently involved in by following the links below:

Luzon Paleoseismology and Paleogeodesy

Rising Seas and Earthquakes

I currently seek outstanding, motivated PhD students and postdoctoral scholars who are interested in any of these lines of research. If this describes you, please e-mail me with your CV, a brief description of how you envision fitting into my research group, and some thoughts on why the topic(s) interest you. Full funding is available for qualified candidates.

My research group and collaborators discussing a field of fossil coral microatolls in the Philippines. Our working hypothesis is that the microatolls were killed due to uplift in an earthquake (Source: Aron Meltzner)

 

 

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06 May 2021

The magnitude-9 earthquake and associated tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 illustrates the devastating power of earthquakes from subduction zones – boundaries where two tectonic plates...