Christine Houser
Planet Interior Investigator at the Earth-Life Science Institute
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I use long period seismology as a tool to study the Earth's deep interior which holds clues to the state of the early Earth and its subsequent tectonics. I seek a better understanding of how the Earth formed and evolved to its present state. Present and past surface environment conditions are rooted in forces deep within the cooling a planet. I investigate planet history using seismic waves from earthquakes which are sensitive to characteristics of deep mantle rocks. Combining seismic obserations with studies from mineral physics (lab and computer experiments on rocks at high temperatures and pressures), I perform 3D mapping of rock properties from the deepest, oldest, most distant regions within the Earth.

Research Areas:
  • Structure of Earth's mantle
  • Earth formation and evolution
  • Mantle Transition Zone
  • Water in the Earth and beyond
For further information: my CV and former publication list. For more recent papers, please see Google Scholar profile or ResearchGate.

Email: chouser @ elsi dot jp

Tokyo Institute of Technology
Mailing address: 2-12-1-I7E-311 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, JAPAN
Physical address: Ishikawadai building No.7, 3nd floor room 316, 1 Chome-31 Ishikawacho, Ota-ku, Tokyo 145-0061