IN THE SCHOOL OF OCEAN AND EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYUNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT MANOA

Faculty: Paul Wessel

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Research Fields

  • Plate Tectonics
  • Marine Geophysics
  • Scientific Software Development

Reseach Topics

  • GMT: The Generic Mapping Tools.
  • Plate Tectonic Reconstructions and Hot Spot Fixity
  • Improvement of marine geophysical data sets via data analysis
  • Thermo-mechanical Evolution and Properties of Oceanic Lithosphere
  • Flexural Deformation of Lithosphere at Seamounts, Fracture Zones, and Trenches
  • The global seamount distribution
  • Spatial and Temporal Variations of Intraplate Volcanism
  • Analysis of Pacific-wide Tsunami Travel Times
  • Development of Scientific Software

Research Themes

Courses Commonly Taught

  • Undergraduate
  • GG250 Scientific Programming in Matlab
  • GG413 Geological Data Analysis I
  • Graduate
  • GG 675 GMT: The Generic Mapping Tools
  • GG 691 Geological Data Analysis II
  • GG711 Advanced Plate Tectonics Seminar

Laboratories

  • Lithosphere Geodynamics
  • Plate Tectonics Laboratory (POST 832)