Overview

Trained as a field geologist, my research bridges earthquake and climate science. My interests lie in using geology to extend the modern record back in time, in order to study past changes in sea level and solid earth deformation due to tectonic and isostatic processes. A longer record of these changes in the past gives us better context in which to understand present-day change and forecast future events.

You can read more about my group’s research here:
Rising Seas and Earthquakes on the Sunda Shelf
Paleoseismology and Paleogeodesy of the Manila Trench off Luzon
Paleoseismology and Paleogeodesy of the Sumatran Subduction Zone

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.

Projects

Paleoseismology and Paleogeodesy of the Sumatran Subduction Zone

By studying land-level changes over the past 1,000 years, Sieh and Meltzner and their teams have gai...
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Luzon paleoseismology and paleogeodesy

The Manila trench is the boundary between the Philippine Sea plate and the Sunda plate, along which...
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Rising Seas and Earthquakes on the Sunda Shelf

Sea-level rise and earthquakes are separate hazards that can individually yet catastrophically impac...
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Selected Publications

Year 2021

Long-lived shallow slow-slip events on the Sunda megathrust

Rishav Mallick, Aron J. Meltzner, Emma M. Hill, Eric O. Lindsey, Louisa L.H. Tsang, & Lujia Feng

Year 2021

Climate did not drive Common Era Maldivian sea-level lowstands

Christopher G. Piecuch, Andrew C. Kemp, Aron J. Meltzner, & Geoffrey Gebbie

The Team

Aron MELTZNER

Aron MELTZNER

Principal Investigator

Lin Thu AUNG

Lin Thu AUNG

Research Fellow

WANG Yiran

WANG Yiran

Research Fellow

Jennifer QUYE-SAWYER

Jennifer QUYE-SAWYER

Research Fellow

Junki KOMORI

Junki KOMORI

Research Fellow

Gina SARKAWI

Gina SARKAWI

PhD Student

Fangyi TAN

Fangyi TAN

PhD Student

Jireh TEO

Jireh TEO

PhD Student

Anandh Gopal Perumal

Anandh Gopal Perumal

Research Associate

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