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Paul Wessel

Paul Wessel
Geophysics and Tectonics Division

Research Fields
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Marine Geophysics
  • Scientific Software Development

Research Topics
  • GMT: The Generic Mapping Tools
  • Plate Tectonic Reconstructions and Hot Spot Fixity
  • Flexural Deformation of Lithosphere at Seamounts, Fracture Zones, and Trenches
  • Spatial and Temporal Variations of Intraplate Volcanism

Research Themes
Courses Commonly Taught
  • ERTH 250 Scientific Programming in Matlab
  • ERTH 413 Introduction to Statistics & Data Analysis
  • ERTH 675 GMT: The Generic Mapping Tools
  • ERTH 691 Data Exploration & Processing

  • Lithosphere Geodynamics
  • Plate Tectonics Laboratory (POST 832)