Eli Silver

TitleProfessor Emeritus
DivisionPhysical & Biological Sciences
DepartmentEarth & Planetary Sciences Department,
Institute of Marine Sciences
AffiliationsInstitutional Research, Assessment & Policy Studies
Web Site Website
OfficeEarth & Marine Sciences A142
Campus Mail StopEarth and Planetary Sciences
Eli Silver

Research Interests

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.

Biography, Education and Training

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

Teaching Interests

Tectonics, Remote Sensing, and Applied Geophysics.