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  Eli Silver

Eli Silver

Eli A Silver

Professor Emeritus



831-459-3074 (Fax)


Physical & Biological Sciences Division

Earth & Planetary Sciences Department
Institute of Marine Sciences

Professor Emeritus


Institutional Research, Analytics, and Planning Support



Earth & Marine Sciences A142

Earth and Planetary Sciences

B.A., University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

Global Tectonics and Marine Geophysics

Eli Silver's research involves study of the active processes and mechanisms of continental margin evolution, focusing on subduction. He uses a wide variety of techniques, including marine and subaerial geology and geophysics.

Silver is currently focusing on the tectonic and hydrogeologic behavior of the Central American subduction zone, specifically using 3D seismic reflection data and surface bathymetry and imagery to understand how physical processes change approaching the zone in which earthquakes are generated. Surface imagery combined with 3D seismic data are used to discover the pathways of dewatering and degassing of the continental margin during the subduction process.

Tectonics, Remote Sensing, and Applied Geophysics.

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