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 Marine Geology and Geophysics

 

 



The Marine Geology and Geophysics group explores the world’s oceans to find answers about global sea level changes, climate, geohazards such as earthquakes and tsunamis, and urban pollution. There is a pressing need to understand the impact of climate change because melting of the ice sheets has the potential of increasing rates of relative sea level threatening our coastal cities and metropolitan regions.

Natural catastrophes such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake and 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami are being investigated as part of the National Science Foundation RAPID response programs. These programs provide opportunities for international collaborations contributing to the understanding of geohazards globally. Other programs in Bangladesh study the world’s largest fluvial system of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta, the tectonics associated to the collision between India and Eurasia, the interactions between sedimentation and tectonics, and the hazards from earthquakes, river avulsion and flooding facing the 150+ million inhabitants of Bangladesh.

The impacts of urban pollution on the local sediment and waters are being studied in the Hudson River estuary, Long Island Sound and the New York Bight.

Many opportunities exist for students to join these seagoing and land field programs both that use the latest technologies for data collection and processing.

 

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PROFESSOR CECILIA McHUGH INTERVIEWED BY MEDIA
January 17

Professor Cecilia McHugh was interviewed by Charles Choi a science reporter in New York writing for science news service OurAmazingPlanet, which is syndicated by Scientificc American, USA Today
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INTEGRATED OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM MARMARA-TRANS WORKSHOP
January 31

Istanbul, Turkey, 13–16 June 2011
Continental transform boundaries such as the North Anatolia Fault (NAF) in Turkey cross heavily populated regions and are associated with
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Dr. YI RECEIVES WMO NORBERT GERBIER-MUMM AWARD
July 23

Geneva, Switzerland - 2 July 2012

Dr. Ch
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Dr. Cecilia McHugh has been appointed by the Japan Agency
September 26

​Prof. Cecilia McHugh has been appointed by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology as Visiting Senior Scientist at the Inst
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Dr. O'Mullan was interviewed with New York Time
December 11

A senior policy advisor from the EPA and Prof. O'Mullan were interviewed about new EPA water quality guidelines . This is the first time since 1986 that these guidelines have been updated by the EPA.
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Professor Nick Coch is talking about the Hurricane Sandy on CUNYMedia
April 30


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