My name is Susan Schnur and I am currently a 3rd year PhD student in marine geology at Oregon State University's College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.

I have a background in geology and GIS and enjoy working at the intersection of these two fields, where I get to use exciting 2D and 3D visualization technologies to solve geoscience problems.

Sailing the Atlantic with the Williams-Mystic maritime studies program.

My interests have shifted over the years, initially from fluvial geomorphology, to environmental science and water quality assessment, to marine biogeochemistry and finally to subaqueous volcanism and seamount formation.

Most recently I have begun studying 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and how it can be used to understand the temporal scales of seamount and hotspot trail formation, with implications for mantle plumes and plate motion modeling.

Research Interests: Seamount formation, physical volcanology of subaqueous eruptions, rheology of subaqueous lava flows, porosity structure of volcanic rocks, digital terrain analysis, seafloor mapping, image analysis, geovisualization and information visualization.

Coastal mapping off the Oregon coast on the R/V Pacific Storm.

I've designed this website as a sort of digital business card: no scrolling is needed and everything about each topic is contained on one page. The pages have links to other websites and documents where you can find more information.

If you have more detailed questions about my research or other projects please don't hesitate to contact me.

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