Timothy Crone

Lamont Associate Research Professor
Timothy Crone
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Marine Geology and Geophysics
303D Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000


(845) 365-8687


(845) 365-8156

Research Statement: 

I am a marine geophysicist interested in the interplay between relatively large-scale geophysical processes and the microbial biosphere.I am currently studying the tidal modulation of aqueous fluid flow within mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal systems, with the hope of understanding how such flow variations can affect subseafloor primary production. I also study spatial variations in the tidal triggering of microearthquakes within ridge systems, and I study problems in acoustics associated with high-temperature hydrothermal vents and seafloor seismic networks.

Ultimately my work has implications for theories about the origins and evolution of life on this planet, and for theories regarding life elsewhere in the universe. I use numerical models to investigate these processes, and I develop new observational techniques and seafloor instrumentation to verify model predictions.

List of Degrees from highest to lowest
Ph.D. Oceanography
University of Washington
M.S. Oceanography
University of Washington
B.S. Oceanography
University of Washington

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Selected Publications:
Mantle helium reveals Southern Ocean hydrothermal venting, Winckler, G.; Newton, R.; Schlosser, P.;Crone, T Geophysical Research Letters (2010) 10.1029/2009GL042093
Flow rate perturbations in a black smoker hydrothermal vent in response to a mid-ocean ridge earthquake swarm, Crone, T J; Wilcock, W S D; McDuff, R E Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Volume: 11 p.: Q03012 (2010)
Broadband calibration of the R/V Marcus G. Langseth four-string seismic sources, Tolstoy, M.; Diebold, J; Doermann, L.; Nooner, S.; Webb, S.C.; Bohnenstiehl,D.R.; Crone, T.J.; Holmes,z t.C. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., Volume: 10, Issue: Q08011 (2009) 10.1029/2009GC002451
Systematic along-axis tidal triggering of microearthquakes observed at 9-50'N East Pacific Rise, Stroup, D F; Tolstoy, M; Crone, T J; Malinverno, A; Bohnenstiehl, D R; Waldhauser, F Geophys Res Lett, Volume: 36, Issue: L18302 (2009)
Broadband calibration of the R/V four‐string seismic source, Tolstoy, M; Diebold, J; Doermann, L; Nooner, S; Webb, S C; Bohnenstiehl, D R; Crone, T J; Holmes, R C Geochem Geophys Geosys, Volume: 10, Issue: 8 p.: doi (2009)
Optical plume velocimetry: a new flow measurement technique for use in seafloor hydrothermal systems, Crone, T. J.; McDuff, R. E.; Wilcock, W. S. D. Experiments in Fluids Nov, Volume: 45, Issue: 5 p.: 899-915 (2008) DOI 10.1007/s00348-008-0508-2