Geology of Earthquakes and Sea Level - Aron Meltzner

I am looking to build a research group at EOS that bridges earthquake geology and sea-level research, because, in so many ways, the two problems cannot be studied independently. I am a geologist by training, and I focus on collecting high-quality geological data to answer key questions in the field. However, I also routinely collaborate with modelers to more rigorously interpret the geological data that I collect.

You can read more about the research I’m currently involved in by following the links below:

Luzon Paleoseismology and Paleogeodesy

Rising Seas and Earthquakes

I currently seek outstanding, motivated PhD students and postdoctoral scholars who are interested in any of these lines of research. If this describes you, please e-mail me with your CV, a brief description of how you envision fitting into my research group, and some thoughts on why the topic(s) interest you. Full funding is available for qualified candidates.

My research group and collaborators discussing a field of fossil coral microatolls in the Philippines. Our working hypothesis is that the microatolls were killed due to uplift in an earthquake (Source: Aron Meltzner)




15 Feb 2021

A Mw 7.1 earthquake struck Japan on 13 February 2021 at approximately 11:07pm (Japan local time). According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at a depth of about 50...


10 Oct 2018 to 11 Oct 2018