James S. McClain

Ph.D., Washington (1979)
1131 Earth & Physical Sci
jsmcclain@ucdavis.edu | 530-752-7093

Geophysics; mid- ocean ridge processes; structure of the oceanic crust; geophysical inverse theory; 3 dimensional structure of the oceanic crust. Recent projects include study of magma chambers under the East Pacific Rise; seismicity and dynamics of hydrothermal systems on the ridges and continental volcanoes; evolution of the oceanic crust; structures of seamounts and fracture zones.