Environmental Sciences

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Jeff Wynn

Research Geophysicist
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


EDUCATION: A.B. 1968 University of California, Berkeley (Physics, Math) M.S. 1970 University of Illinois (Solid-State Physics) PhD 1974 University of Arizona (Geoscience, Electrical Engineering)               EMPLOYMENT:                 1971-72: AMAX Exploration, Tucson, AZ (Geophysicist) 1972-75: Zonge Engineering, Tucson, AZ (Co-Founder, Vice President for Research & Development) 1975-Present: U.S. Geological Survey (Research Geophysicist: Denver, Reston, Vancouver):    1987-95: International mission chief: Venezuela, Saudi Arabia    2002-07: Chief Scientist, Volcano Hazards, Vancouver, WA

Research Interest

applied geophysics mineral resource exploration marine ecosystems marine geology marine geophysics


  • Wynn, Jeffrey C., and Shoemaker, Eugene M., 1998, The Day the Sands Caught Fire: Scientific American, 279, no. 5, pp. 36-45

  • Wynn, Jeffrey C., and Cox, Dennis P., 1991, A geologic and tectonic map of the Venezuelan Guayana Shield (1: 1,000,000 scale) with a revised stratigraphic column for the Venezuelan Guayana Shield: USGS Administrative Report; compilation with 43 contributors, two plates, and a stratigraphic interpretive description: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2062.

  • Wynn, J. C., and Sherwood, S. I., 1984, The self-potential (SP) method: an inexpensive reconnaissance archaeological mapping tool: Journal of Field Archaeology, 11, no. 2, p. 195-204.

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