(Marine-) Geophysics, Geodynamics, Geomag
Office: 208C Natural Science
Phone: (979) 204-2854
Masako Tominaga's research interests are in (Marine-) Geology & Geophysics, including i) characterizing tectonic, volcanic/magmatic, and geomagnetic processes of Earth using potential field measurements, acoustic remote sensing, and active source seismics; (ii) investigating interactions between water and CO2 and host rock formation and their geological consequences over time; and, (iii) developing novel quantitative approaches and devices that contribute to (marine-) geophysics operations. Dr. Tominaga has been PI and Co-PI of multiple projects (link) and lead field programs (e.g. chief scientist, NSF-OCE 2011 Jurassic Ocean Crust Magnetic Survey 2011 Expedition in the Pacific). She is accepting applications from prospective graduate students and postdocs.
- Tominaga, M., Lyle, M., and Mitchell, N.C., 2011. Seismic interpretation of pelagic sedimentation regimes in the 18–53 Ma eastern equatorial Pacific: Basin-scale sedimentation and infilling of abyssal valleys. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 12, Q03004. doi:10.1029/2010GC003347.
- Tominaga, M. and Sager, W.W., 2010. Revised Pacific M-anomaly Geomagnetic Polarity Timescale, Geophysical Journal International, 182, 203-232. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04619.x.
- Tominaga, M. and Sager, W.W., 2010. Origin of the Smooth Zone in Early Cretaceous North Atlantic Magnetic Anomalies. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L01304. doi:10.1029/2009GL040984.
- Tominaga, M. and Umino, S., 2010. Lava deposition history in ODP Hole 1256D: Insights from log-based volcanostratigraphy. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 11, Q05003. doi:10.1029/2009GC002933.
- GLG301 - Geology of the Great Lakes Region
- GLG471 - Applied Geophysics