Warner College of Natural Resources Department of Geosciences Colorado State University
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I am interested in using seismology, combined with mineral physics and geodynamical modeling, to understand the mantle's physical properties, flow, and interaction with the crust.  Topics to interest to me are hotspots, mantle plumes, and convective rolls; lithospheric strength boundaries and their role in strain partitioning; the mantle's role in past and present western U.S. tectonics and deformation; and the effect of petrological variations on the dynamical origin of mantle structure.


To see what we are working on right now, check our our wiki.   If any of this sounds fun, we are often on the look out for a few good students.

Here's a picture of our work on the temperature of the Yellowstone Plume.

Yellowstone Tempeature