The surprise crater was discovered on Earth's unexplored ocean floor.
I have a diverse range of interests in sedimentary geology and marine geology, including:
Sediment routing and source-to-sink sedimentary processes
Basin evolution, particularly sheared (transform) or obliquely rifted margins
Ocean gateways and their impact on thermohaline circulation, climate and deep-water sediment routing
The evolution of deep-water fold-and-thrust belts, particularly the interaction of sedimentary and tectonic processes
Marine geohazards, particularly tsunamigenic faults and above-grade (unstable) slopes
The best way to understand many of these processes is to take a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating 2D and 3D seismic data, other geophysical data, sedimentological fieldwork and geomorphological observations. I’m particularly interested in testing models built from seismic observations using borehole data, including data acquired through the International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP).