Mailing address: PO Box 208109, New Haven CT 06520-8109
Street address: 210 Whitney Ave., New Haven CT 06511
I explore structure and dynamics of the deep Earth, using computational and observational techniques. For some of my work, I use the AxiSEM3D modeling tool to understand how mantle seismic anisotropy expresses itself in seismic observations. I use these modeling results to understand real data observations and to find new ways to measure seismic anisotropy in the deep mantle. When possible, I attempt to model observations of lowermost mantle anisotropy in terms of mantle flow. In related work, I investigate how measurements of deep mantle anisotropy relate to computationally derived models of mantle flow. Some of this work also concerns seismically anomalous regions in the mantle such as the two large-low velocity provinces and ultra-low velocity zones. Additionally, I am involved in a collaborative project in which we analyze SmKS waves to better understand the outermost core and the lowermost mantle using beamformed data.
For my minor research project, advised by David AD Evans, I worked on reconciling supercontinent cycle models with ancient subduction zones. This project was primarily modeling focused.
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