Research Topics | Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diegothe findings should serve as unusual insight into the evolution and marine flooding of foreland basins including aspects of large-scale current circulation within the basin. for science and resource managementutilizing multi-spectral remote sensing to study coastal-marine and terrestrial environments.
Geologic Research Opportunities in the Parks., 1986, sedimentation in tectonically partitioned, non-marine foreland basin: the lower cretaceous kootenai formation, southwestern montana: geological society of america bulletin, v. seafloor mapping and benthic habitat studies: atlanticmonitoring and assessing diverse marine habitats at stellwagen and georges banks to preserve and support a large fishing industry.
research on marine mineral and energy resources includes sand and gravel in the continental shelf, co-rich polymetallic crusts and nodules, hydrocarbons (oil gas and gas hydrates), and assessment of impacts of offshore exploitation/dredging activities. hydratesevaluating methane hydrates a potential energy source, studying relations between hydrate dynamics and submarine slope failures, and understanding the interactions between methane hydrate and climate change.
west coast and alaska marine geohazardsusing the power of modern mapping and seismic technology to gather detailed seafloor data can directly impact human life and cities by improving earthquake and tsunami forecasts. in marine geology and geophysics concentrates on: i) coastal and estuarine sediment dynamics, their impact on populations and link with climate changes; ii) deep-sea research, in particular of mud volcanism, gas hydrates and associated ecosystems in areas of hydrocarbon-rich fluid expulsion; iii) application and development of geophysical methods for characterization and monitoring of harbour areas, identification of areas of sand and gravel and monitoring of shallow gas occurrences.