Professor John Sinton
Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1680 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96822

tel: (808) 956-7751
fax: (808) 956-5512

    A.B. Geology, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1969
    M.S. Geology, University of Oregon, 1971
    PhD. Geology, University of Otago, 1976
    post-doctoral appointment: Smithsonian Institution, Department of Mineral Sciences, 1976-1977

Teaching (course outlines, notes and syllabi here)

Students (click here to see a list of former students and where they are now)

Research Activities

Sinton's research mainly involves the study of volcanic rocks as a tool for investigating magmatic processes, including melting, magmatic evolution, storage and eruption.  Most projects are field based, providing spatial and temporal geological constraints on eruptive history, volumes, and petrological variations.  Principal tools are geologic mapping,  petrography, and chemical analyses.  Among on-going, recent projects are:

Digital Map of the Geology of Hawai‘i: (see here for downloads of maps and data)
Mapping and petrological investigations of Wai‘anae, West Moloka‘i, West Maui and East Maui volcanoes

Fine-scale magmatic processes along the East Pacific Rise: 17°-19°S (see STOWA)
Morphology and magmatic processes of the Galápagos Spreading Center (G-PRIME)

complete list (pdf doc)
links and downloadable pdfs of recent papers

CV (31 kb pdf file)

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This page last updated by John Sinton March, 2009