Meet our Sumner Scholars: Jared Olyphant

Jared Olyphant stands in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania.Degree Program:  PhD

I am currently a PhD student in Geophysics working with Dr. Roy Johnson in his active-source seismology lab. I am using 3D and 2D seismic reflection data, gravity data, and exploration well data from Offshore Guinea, West Africa to delineate upper-crustal deformation, crustal thickness changes, and subsidence histories associated with Equatorial Atlantic rifting. By comparing my results for the Guinea Plateau with similar analyses for the conjugate Demerara Plateau offshore French Guiana, South America, I will provide insights into the poorly understood rifting configuration of the two margins.  

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