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Eric Attias


Home Page: http://www.ericattias.com
Email: attias@hawaii.edu
Office:
Phone Number: (808) 829-6559
Fax Number: (808) 956-3188

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
1680 East-West Road, POST 602
Honolulu, HI 96822
USA


Research Interests:
Marine Electromagnetic Geophysics

Projects:
My research focus on utilizing state-of-the-art remote sensing electromagnetic (CSEM/MT) ocean technologies to explore and image shallow and deep Earth structures. Scientific questions that I am currently captivated by are as follows:

I. What is the spatial distribution and interconnectivity of deep submarine groundwater systems offshore the island of Hawai'i?

II. Can we adequately delineate gas hydrates and geothermal reservoirs to be sustainably used as clean energy of the future?

III. Do massive seafloor sulfide (SMS) deposits at extinct geothermal systems hold the key for the world’s shortage in rare elements?

IV. What are the processes that govern the topography, depth and interactions between the crust and upper mantle at the oceanic lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary (LAB) particularly at tectonic plates convergence/divergent and volcanic regions?

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