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Dan Francis

Robert D. (Dan) Francis

Professor and Department Chair
Director, Los Angeles Basin Subsurface Data Center

Department of Geological Sciences
California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-3902

Phone: 562 985-4929
Fax: 562 985-8638
E-mail: rfrancis@csulb.edu

B.A., University of California, San Diego, physics, 1974
Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, earth science, 1980

Courses Most Frequently Taught:
Geol 428, igneous and metamorphic petrology
Geol 471, petroleum geology
Geol 364 and 364L, geological oceanography
Geol 102, introductory geology
Geol 106, earth science for teachers

Research Interests:
1. Mapping the Palos Verdes fault and other structures in the California Continental Borderland using marine high resolution seismic reflection.

2. Field mapping of detachment surfaces in the White Pine and Horse Ranges, east central Nevada