Dr. Fernando Martinez
Marine geophysics, Tectonics, Backarc basins, Mid-Ocean Ridges
Ph.D,. Columbia University, 1988
+1 808 956 6882


I am a marine geophysicist and my research centers on understanding rifting and seafloor spreading processes. I have worked in backarc basins (Manus, Lau, Mariana), mid-ocean ridges (East Pacific Rise, Chile Ridge) and areas undergoing rift-to-spreading transitions (Woodlark Basin, Red Sea). My work uses various methods including multibeam, side-scan sonar, geophysical mapping and heat flow measurements broadly aimed at understanding tectonics processes and the geologic evoution these areas.

Mailing Address
Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1680 East-West Road, POST Building, Office 602
Honolulu, HI 96822
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