Benjamin P. Horton
Dr. Horton’s research concerns sea-level and environmental change. His aim is to understand and integrate the external and internal mechanisms that have determined sea-level changes in the past, and which will shape such changes in the future. Fundamental to this aim is bridging the gap between short-term instrumental records and long-term geological reconstructions and geophysical predications. One of the factors that led to Ben’s involvement in EOAS is that the study of sea-level change involves interactions between Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric scientists as they strive to better understand the external (such as climate change, earthquakes and tsunamis) and internal mechanisms (including the sediment compaction) of the sea-level changes they observe and reconstruct.