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Harold Tobin

Harold Tobin

Expert on earthquakes, tsunamis, plate tectonics, and fault zones

Associate professor, geoscience College of Letters and Science Work: 608-265-5796 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • marine geophysicist with expertise on large submarine earthquake processes and the generation of tsunamis
  • research on the mechanics of fault zones on land and sea; chief scientist for multiple expeditions of international ocean drilling program


  • Distinguished lecturer, Joint Oceanographic Institutions
  • Project leader for scientific ocean drilling into subduction zone faults