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Edward A Mankinen

Ed is a Scientist Emeritus with the Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center in Menlo Park, CA. He joined the USGS in 1964, retired in 2010, and returned as Emeritus in 2011. His career and current work focus in paleomagnetism/rock magnetism and conducting and interpreting gravity and aeromagnetic surveys through the Geophysical Unit of Menlo Park (GUMP).

For most of Edward Mankinen's 47-year career, he was associated with the Menlo Park Rock Magnetic Laboratory conducting various research projects in paleomagnetism/rock magnetism. Most of these studies were concentrated in the western U.S. but also included field work in Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands, and Antarctica. Beginning in 1996, Ed also became associated with the Geophysical Unit of Menlo Park (GUMP) and began conducting and interpreting gravity and aeromagnetic surveys. Most of these studies were conducted in and around the Nevada Test Site and in the eastern Great Basin. As an emeritus, he has continued work on projects in both disciplines.

 

Professional Experience

  • 2011 - present, Emeritus Research Geologist, GMEG Science Center

  • 2006 - 2008, Chief, Geophysical Unit of Menlo Park (GUMP)

  • 1988 - 1992, Chief, Paleomagnetism—Menlo Park Project

  • 1969 - 2010, Research Geologist, Branches of: Theoretical Geophysics, Theoretical & Applied Geophysics, Petrophysics & Remote Sensing, and Isotope Geology; now with the GMEG Science Center, all USGS, Menlo Park, CA

  • 1965 - 1969, Laboratory manager, Rock Magnetic Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA

  • 1964 - 1965, Physical Science Technician, USGS, Menlo Park, CA

Education and Certifications

  • M.S., Geology, San Jose State College, 1971

  • B.S., Geology, San Jose State College, 1963

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • American Geophysical Union

  • Geological Society of America

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government