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School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Geology and Geophysics

POST 701
1680 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7640
Fax: (808) 956-5512

*J. M. Sinton, PhD (Chair)-igneous petrology, marine geology
*R. Batiza, PhD-igneous petrology, marine geology
*J. M. Becker, PhD-geophysical fluid dynamics, nonlinear dynamics
*D. Bercovici, PhD-geodynamics
*P. Cooper, PhD-seismology
*F. K. Duennebier, PhD-seismology, marine geophysical instrumentation
*A. I. El-Kadi, PhD-groundwater hydrology
*P. F. Fan, PhD-sedimentary and geothermal mineralogy, geology of Asia
*C. H. Fletcher, PhD-coastal processes
*L. Flynn, PhD-remote sensing of fires and volcanoes
*L. N. Frazer, PhD-theoretical seismology
*M. O. Garcia, PhD-igneous petrology, volcanology
*C. R. Glenn, PhD-paleoceanography, sedimentology
*G. T. Ito, PhD-marine geophysics, geodynamics
*J. L. Karsten, PhD-petrology P. D. Lee, MS-paleontology 
*J. J. Mahoney, PhD-geochemistry
*S. J. Martel, PhD-engineering geology, geomechanics
*R. Moberly, PhD-marine geology, sedimentology
*G. F. Moore, PhD-exploration seismology, tectonics
*B. N. Popp, PhD-isotopic biogeochemistry
*C. B. Raleigh, PhD-seismology, rock mechanics
*J. M. Resig, DrRerNat-micropaleontology
*K. H. Rubin, PhD-isotope geochemistry, age dating
*S. Self, PhD-volcanology, petrology
*K. J. Spencer, PhD-geochemistry, instrumentation
*B. Taylor, PhD-plate tectonics, geology of ocean margin basins
*C. S. Todd, PhD-metamorphic petrology
*P. Wessel, PhD-marine geophysics

Cooperating Graduate Faculty
T. B. Appelgate, PhD-marine geology and geophysics, seafloor mapping and plate tectonics
J. Bell, PhD-planetary geosciences
M. G. Bevis, PhD-crustal motion geodesy, GPS, geodynamics
K. A. W. Crook, PhD-sedimentology, tectonics, geoscience policy
E. H. DeCarlo, PhD-marine geochemistry, marine resources
M. H. Edwards, PhD-marine geology and geophysics
F. P. Fanale, PhD-planetary surfaces
G. J. Fryer, PhD-seismology, computer modeling, marine geophysics
P. B. Fryer, PhD-marine geology, petrology, tectonics
M. D. Fuller, PhD-paleomagnetism, geomagnetism
B. R. Hawke, PhD-planetary geosciences
E. Herrero-Bervera, PhD-paleomagnetism, geomagnetism
R. N. Hey, PhD-marine geophysics and tectonics
B. H. Keating, PhD-paleomagnetism
K. Keil, Dr rer nat-meteorites, planetary geosciences
L. S. L. Kong, PhD-seismology
L. W. Kroenke, PhD-marine geology and geophysics
B. R. Lienert, PhD-geophysics
P. G. Lucey, PhD-planetary geosciences
F. Mackenzie, PhD-sedimentary geochemistry, sedimentology
M. H. Manghnani, PhD-high-pressure geophysics, mineral physics
F. Martinez, PhD-marine geophysics
T. B. McCord, PhD-planetary surfaces, remote sensing
F. W. McCoy, PhD-marine geology, sedimentology
L. C. Ming, PhD-high-pressure mineralogy
P. J. Mouginis-Mark, PhD-planetary science, remote sensing
S. K. Rowland, PhD-planetary geosciences
E. R. D. Scott, PhD-planetary geosciences
S. K. Sharma, PhD-raman and IR spectroscopy in geochemistry
G. J. Taylor, PhD-planetary geosciences
D. M. Thomas, PhD-geothermal and volcanic geochemistry 
J. S. Tribble, PhD-marine geology and geochemistry
R. Wilkens, PhD-rock and sediment properties, bore-hole research
S. Zisk, PhD-planetary geosciences

Affiliate Graduate Faculty
D. Clague, PhD-marine geology, volcanology
A. L. Clark, PhD-economic geology, resources
J. Gradie, PhD-planetary sciences
C. J. Johnson, PhD-resource systems
K. T. M. Johnson, PhD-marine geology and geophysics
J. P. Kauahikaua, PhD-volcanology
J. P. Lockwood, PhD-volcanology
J. K. Morgan, PhD-sediment mechanics, convergent margin processes, numerical modeling of granular materials
P. G. Okubo, PhD-geophysics
G. H. Sutton, PhD-seismology, marine geophysics
C. R. Thornber, PhD-geochemistry, volcanology
G. W. Tribble, PhD-geochemistry, coral reef geology
D. A. Walker, PhD-seismology
C. G. Wheat, PhD-low-temperature geochemistry

*Graduate Faculty

Degrees Offered: BA in geology, BS in geology and geophysics, MS in geology and geophysics, PhD in geology and geophysics

The Academic Program

Geology and geophysics (GG) are important branches of the geosciences, which encompass the scientific study of Earth and other bodies in our solar system. Thus, the scope of the geosciences is extremely broad. Geology and geophysics tend to focus primarily on the solid, rocky portions of planets (including Earth) but have important ties to meteorology and oceanography. The Earth and other planets are highly dynamic; geoscientists study the internal and surface changes that occur to decipher the fundamental causes of these changes. In turn, these studies shed light on the origin and evolution of Earth, the other planets, and, indeed, the entire solar system. The range of interest in the Earth and planetary sciences is from submarine volcanism to monitoring the environment, from coastal erosion to past climate changes, from the origins of life to monitoring the earthquakes of active volcanoes, and from the composition of meteorites and Mars to the distribution of petroleum and water resources. The geosciences offer a richness in variety and unrivaled opportunity for multidisciplinary research on problems of great intellectual and practical importance.

Geology and geophysics have much to offer students curious about humankind's place in nature. Undergraduate majors can look forward to expanding opportunities in both the private and the public sectors (e.g., petroleum, mining, the environment, geological hazards, hydrogeology). Such jobs offer incredible variety, the opportunity to work outdoors, and many opportunities for distant travel. Prospective undergraduates are strongly encouraged to build a solid background of understanding in chemistry, physics, and mathematics as these disciplines are essential for solving the basic questions about how Earth and the other planets work. Students with graduate degrees (both MS and PhD) can look forward to interesting research careers in industry, government, or in colleges and universities. The intellectual rewards of basic geosciences research are comparable to such other exciting fields as biomedical research, particle physics, and cosmology. Geosciences have many exciting frontiers and challenges for the future including learning to predict earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, discovering the history of Mars, and understanding the forces that move the surface plates of Earth.

At the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, the department offers outstanding programs of study at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The faculty is large (about 30 teaching and research faculty and about 30 additional graduate faculty) and diverse, so there are strong programs in all major subdisciplines. The geographic location in the midst of the Pacific Ocean and the rich geologic setting provide a natural focus for research programs in seismology, volcanology, marine geology and geophysics, planetary science, sedimentology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, paleoceanography, meteorites, and many other fields. The quality of the school's research vessels, submersibles, and analytical and computing facilities reflects its commitment to excellence in field studies, as well as in theoretical and modeling studies. The quality of the faculty, research facilities, and opportunities is difficult to match.


Students contemplating a major or minor in geology and geophysics should visit the undergraduate adviser at the earliest opportunity. Inquire at the department's student services office, POST 701C. Since geology and geophysics students have a variety of backgrounds and interests, the undergraduate adviser coordinates a board of advisers for a proper match of student and adviser.

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