Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego.
Dr. Adrien F. Arnulf is a current Green Postdoctoral Scholar from the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). Dr. Arnulf grew up in Nice, a city in southern France located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps mountains, enjoying extensive outdoor activities to which he credits his early interest in Earth Science. He completed the first two years of his undergraduate degree at the Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis and then moved to Lyon in central France to complete his Bachelor of Science at the Université Claude Bernard. The following year, he joined the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), where he studied Geophysics and was awarded a Master of Science in 2008. Soon thereafter, as a PhD student, his supervisor Pr. Satish Singh (IPGP) gave him the opportunity to work on an existing collaborative project, partially financed by the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he experienced the true meaning of a worldwide team by working 50% of his time at SIO with researchers Alistair Harding and Graham Kent (who is now Director, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, UNR). Adrien was awarded a PhD in 2011 from the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris.
Dr. Arnulf is specializing in seismic imagery. His research activity is presently focused on mid-ocean ridge processes, where he has co-developed and applied “next-generation” imaging tools such as downward extrapolation to the seafloor, full waveform inversion (FWI) and reverse time migration (RTM) to perform quantitative imaging of the oceanic crust from marine multichannel seismic (MCS) data. Beneath Axial Volcano on the Juan de Fuca Ridge (JdFR), his research provided the first ever observed image of an unambiguous basal reflector from a melt lens system beneath a spreading center as well as the first image of the delivery system that connects the magma lens to the eruption site on the seafloor.