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I am a marine geophysicist in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington. Most of my research has focused on the use of seismic techniques and numerical models to understand submarine volcanoes and mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal systems. For the past few years I have also been involved in work to use seafloor seismic networks to track vocalizing baleen whales. I have a long term interest in cabled seafloor observatories (the Regional Scale Nodes of the Ocean Obervatory Initiative) and have recently become involved in efforts to deploy seismic and geodetic instrumentation in the Cascadia subduction zone to understand seismic hazards.

Each fall I teach an undergraduate class in Marine Geology and Geophysics and in the spring I alternate graduate classes in Geophysical Data Analysis and the Physics of Oceanic Lithosphere.

I am an Associate Director in the School of Oceanography overseeing the Marine Operations group which runs two academic research ships as part of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS).

The links to the left provide an introduction to my research, publications, classes and recent activities (News) and describe oppportunities for graduate and undergraduate research in my lab.