Samantha Elizabeth Hansen

Samantha Elizabeth Hansen

The University of Alabama, Geological Sciences Department, Tuscaloosa, AL
PhD in Geophysics, The University of California-Santa Cruz, CA, 2007

Samantha is an earthquake seismologist at The University of Alabama, whose work focuses on understanding fundamental geodynamic processes such as continental rifting, mountain building, and subduction. She employs a wide range of geophysical tools to analyze seismic data and to investigate Earth processes. During her Fulbright appointment (Fall 2017), Samantha will be working with colleagues at the National Observatory of Athens and will be developing a new tomographic model for the Hellenic Subduction Zone (HSZ), the most seismically active region in Europe. High-resolution images of the HSZ are important to inform seismic and tsunami hazard assessment that will ultimately impact the Greek community living in this dynamic environment.

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