California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences


Mark Turner

Mark Turner

Scientific Support

Software Engineer for Geosciences

B.S. Physics, 1993, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
M.S. Atmospheric Physics, 1996, University of Nevada, Reno

California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MC 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 265D
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-2439
Fax: (626) 395-1740

About me

As part of the Seismological Laboratory I build software tools for research and teaching. One of our main projects is an open source, general propose, reconstruction program called GPlates. The efforts of Caltech are focused on more specialized sub-systems to take information from plate kinematic models into mantle convection models. The next phase of research involves tools and functionality to simulate plate deformation.