Areas of interest

Seismic structure of volcanoes in the Mariana arc system

The Mariana island arc is made up of several igneous volcanoes in the Modern and Eocene arc whose seismic velocity structure in the upper crust is not well constrained though its crustal structure is well documented. Moreover, the seismic velocity structure which can constrain the lithology of mud volcanoes in the forearc is unknown. My research involves 2-D seismic tomography and imaging of reflection profiles to better constrain the upper crust of the Mariana island arc, and provide a seismic velocity framework for mud volcanoes in the forearc. Through the interpretation of their seismic structures and associated features, I investigate the formation and developments of these volcanoes.