United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Samantha Hansen

Full Professor
The University of Alabama
Geological Sciences Dept.
Research Interests
Samantha Hansen is an earthquake seismologist who investigates large-scale Earth structure. Her work in Antarctica has focused on studies of the crustal and mantle structure beneath various tectonic terrains (such as the Transantarctic and the Gamburtsev Mountains), and she has also recently expanded into deep Earth investigations of the core-mantle boundary. In addition to addressing geologic questions about the continent, her work has implications for ice-sheet modeling and understanding cryospheric processes.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
McMurdo Station
Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
Field camp - fixed wing access
Field camp - helicopter access
Research Keywords
tectonics, Earth structure, tomography, geodynamics
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Earth Sciences
Other NSF Antarctic Programs
Antarctic Glaciology
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Geosciences Group
Current SCAR Group Participation