Geophysics

The Geophysics faculty are concerned with the broad range of physical processes affecting the solid Earth, from the core, mantle, and crust to the cryosphere, and carry out related studies of Mercury, Mars, and Earth's moon. We focus on understanding plate-tectonic processes in marine and terrestrial settings, determining the structure of the Earth's interior, and understanding earthquake and volcano dynamics. We study mechanisms for ice, magma, and sediment transport and for the exchange of mass between the solid Earth and its fluid envelope, and we work to understand interactions of large-scale surface deformation with the oceans and atmosphere. We are also concerned with the quantitative study of natural hazards and associated risks, hydrocarbon exploration and extraction, and explosion and earthquake monitoring for the verification of nuclear test-ban treaties. Our research draws on a variety of approaches, including seismology; geodesy; remote sensing; volcanology; physical glaciology; rock mechanics; and geophysical fluid dynamics. We emphasize the integration of data-analysis and modeling approaches, and many faculty maintain active field programs and engage in the development of geophysical instrumentation. The Geophysics faculty contribute expertise to inform decision-making at the local, national and international levels.

Philipp Ruprecht
Personal Information
Philipp
Ruprecht
Lamont Assistant Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Geochemistry
Contact Information
403 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8635

Fax: 

(845) 365-8155

Fields of interest: 

Magma chamber dynamics and magma transport; time scales of magmatic processes; subduction zone volcanism
Education
Ph.D. (geological sciences)
University of Washington
08/2009
Diplom (geological sciences)
Georg-August Universität Göttingen
06/2004
B.Sc. (geological sciences)
Georg-August Universität Göttingen
06/2001