Timothy J Crone

Lamont Associate Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia Climate School

Oceanography 303D
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964-1000


I am a marine geophysicist interested in the interplay between relatively large-scale geophysical processes and the microbial biosphere. I am currently studying the tidal modulation of aqueous fluid flow within mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal systems, with the hope of understanding how such flow variations can affect subseafloor primary production. I also study spatial variations in the tidal triggering of microearthquakes within ridge systems, and I study problems in acoustics associated with high-temperature hydrothermal vents and seafloor seismic networks. Ultimately my work has implications for theories about the origins and evolution of life on this planet, and for theories regarding life elsewhere in the universe. I use numerical models to investigate these processes, and I develop new observational techniques and seafloor instrumentation to verify model predictions.


Only select projects listed below
Name Start Date End Date
Collaborative Research: Cloud-Capable Tools for MG&G-Related Image Analysis of OOI HD Camera Video 11/1/16 10/31/18
Collaborative Research: Developing New Instrumentation ot Accurately Measure Heat and Mass Flux of Hydrothermal Fluids 9/15/11 6/30/15
Collaborative Research: RAPID Testing High Temperature Subseafloor Tracers and Optical Communication 6/1/14 5/31/15
EAGER: Collaborative Research: Using Available Sentry AUV aboard R/V Atlantis to Measure Hydrothermal Heat Flux at Axial and Main Endeavor Fields 4/15/13 3/31/15
Hazards SEES Type 1: Predicting Landslide Runout and Granular Flow Hazard: Enhanced-g Centrifuge Experiments, Contact Dynamics Model Development and Theoretical Study 8/1/13 8/31/15
Real-Time Power: A Thermoelectric System for Powering Seafloor Instrumentation 12/1/17 1/31/20
Using Numerical Models of Poroelastic Fluid Flow to Constrain the Permeability Structure of Young Ocean Crust 9/1/09 8/31/12
Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board (OOIFB) Administrative Support Office 8/1/19 9/30/23
EarthCube Data Capabilities: A Cloud-Native Data Repository for the Geoscience Community 9/1/20 8/31/23
Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board (OOIFB) Administrative Support Office 10/1/21 9/30/23
NSFGEO-NERC: Investigating the Direct Influence of Meltwater on Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics 8/15/23 7/31/26
NSF IPA: A Rotational Assignment Serving as the Program Director of the OCE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program 5/8/23 5/7/24