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Stephen Martel

Stephen Martel
Emeritus Professor
Geophysics and Tectonics Division

Research Fields
  • Engineering geology and structural geology

Research Topics
  • Formation of faults and other types of fractures (e.g., sheeting joints)
  • Fluid flow along fracture systems
  • Initiation of landslides, subaerial and submarine
  • Effects of topography on near-surface stresses
  • Neotectonics

Research Themes