2022 InterRidge Steering Committee Members

USA Representative (2022 -)

Ross Parnell-Turner

Scripps Institution of Oceanography




Ross Parnell-Turner is a marine geophysics at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, who gained a Ph.D from the Bullard Laboratories, University of Cambridge in 2014. After a postdoc at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, he joined Scripps in summer 2018. Parnell-Turner’s research concerns how oceanic lithosphere is created and deformed, based on geophysical and geological observations using seismology, submersibles and scientific ocean drilling at mid-ocean ridges and their flanks.

Selected Papers

  • Parnell-Turner, R. E., Sim, S. J., & Olive, J.-A. (2020). Time-dependent crustal accretion on the Southeast Indian Ridge revealed by Malaysia Airline flight MH370 search. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL087349. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020gl087349
  • Parnell-Turner, R. E., Sohn, R. A., Peirce, C., Reston, T. J., Macleod, C. J., Searle, R. C., & Simao, N. (2017). Oceanic Detachment Faults Generate Compression in Extension. Geology, 45, 923 926. https://doi.org/10.1130/G39232.1
  • Wu, J., Parnell-Turner, R. E., Fornari, D. J., Kurras, G., Berrios-Rivera, N., Barreyre, T., & McDermott, J. M. (2022). Extent and Volume of Lava Flows erupted at 9º50’N, East Pacific Rise in 2005-2006 from Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Surveys. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021gc010213

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