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Mann, Paul

Paul Mann is a senior scientist in geophysics at the University of Texas, who has a particular interest in offshore tectonics. His work, some of which is based on materials from Solomon Islands, is relevant for understanding the relationships between volcanic activity, earthquakes, and tsunamies. Paul Mann is interested in assisting Solomon Islands students in this field of science, which is very relevant to the Western Solomons.


paulm@utig.ig.utexas.edu
Institute for Geophysics
Jackson School of Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin

Current affiliation, academic qualifications and contact details.

Paul Mann, Senior Research Scientist (PhD, 1983)
Institute for Geophysics
Jackson School of Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin
J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196 (ROC)
10100 Burnet Road (R2200) Austin, TX 78758-4445 USA
phone: 512-471-0452
fax: 512-471-8844

Research

Field work was completed in the early 1990s. My previous work in the Solomons is published in a 1998 Tectonophysics paper and in a 2005 special issue of Tectonophysics. In the early 2000s the focus of work shifted to Papua New Guinea (Milne Bay Province).  

Offshore data is crucial for understanding tsunamis and patterns of active faults. One potential project is to focus on high resolution mapping of faults and potential failure zones on slopes (this has not been done previously and could form the basis for a MS or PhD study involving a Solomon Islander).    

Materials

Mann (1996) Fate of Oceanic plateaus at subduction zones (report).pdf

Mann et al ( 1998) Quaternary uplift of the New Georgia group (article).pdf

Mann and Taira (2004) Global tectonic significance of the Solomon Islands and Ontong Java Plateau convergent zone (article).pdf

Cowley et al (2004) Recent tectonic history of the Central Solomons intra-arc basin (article).pdf

Taira et al (2004) Incipient subduction of the Ontong Java Plateau (article).pdf

Phinney et al (1999) Sequence stratigraphy, structure and tectonic history of the southwestern Ontong Java Plateau (article).pdf

Phinney et al (2003) Sequence stratigraphy, structural style and age of deformation of the Malaita accretionary prism (article).pdf

 

 


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