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Geophysics and Structural Geology at Dartmouth

Overview. Geophysics is the study of physical processes that shape the earth. Within Dartmouth Earth Sciences, faculty are involved in theoretical, experimental, and feild-based geophyscial studies. Leslie Sonder, the department chair, conducts research into the geophysical processes that control deformation and the develoment of orogenic belts. She also performs physical modeling of these processes. Brian Dade develops and applies physics-based models for the interpretation of modern and ancient sedimentary deposits. Carl Renshaw investigates the mechanisms of faulting and deep earthquakes. A full complement of laboratory equipment and computer facilities is available for this work.

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