Jason Dorfman

2010-2013 M.S. Student

Now works for David Evans & Associates


M.S., Oceanography
Oregon State University, 2013

B.S., Marine Science (Geology Track),
Eckerd College, 2009.

Research Interests:

Paleomagnetics, sedimentology, seafloor/lake bed mapping and subsurface imaging, remote sensing technologies.

Jason completed his Masters degree in Marine Geology and Geophysics in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at OSU in 2013.  working with PI Joseph Stoner and Dr. Mark Abbott at the University of Pittsburgh he reconstructed the Holocene geomagnetic field of the Arctic by analyzing marine and lake-core sediments sampled from a transect around the Arctic Circle mostly focussing on Burial Lake in northwest Alaska in the Brooks Range. The 37,000 year record provided a detailed record of the Earth’s magnetic field and its ever-changing orientation and intensity.  This project helped to understand spatial and temporal patterns of the magnetic field, and how these patterns affect climate and other earthly processes.