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Marine geophysics; hydrothermal plume behavior; volcano morphology; visualization
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
School of Arts and Sciences
Dept of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Dept of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Most of Dr. Bemis’ active research projects cross-cut several disciplinary boundaries with strong relevance to Earth and Ocean sciences, Scientific Visualization and minor relevance to Biological Sciences. She works on a variety of projects related to hydrothermal systems, including such topics as heat transfer into the ocean, plume dynamics, and diffuse flow distribution, which address the interplay of geologic, oceanographic and biological processes at mid-oceanic spreading centers. Much of the data used in this work is collected by instruments on the NEPTUNE underwater cabled observatory managed by Ocean Networks Canada including the COVIS (Cabled Observatory Vent Imaging Sonar), a system developed through a Rutgers-UW collaboration, a variety of thermistors, and a seismometer. Additionally, she studies how the dynamics of explosive volcanic eruptions and their tectonic setting influence the growth history of small monogenetic volcanoes known as scoria or cinder cones. This work involves both the compilation of historical observations of active volcanoes and the statistical studies of volcanic fields through the interpretation of topographic data and satellite imagery.