Vicki Ferrini

Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Marine Geology and Geophysics
75 Geoinformatics Center
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
(845) 365-8339
(845) 365-8778
Fields of interest: 
Geoinformatics. High-resolution seafloor mapping in coastal waters and the deep sea. Deep submergence vehicle data acquisition and integration. Management of marine geoscience data.

My main scientific interests are in using high resolution geophysical mapping techniques to understand the processes that create and modify the seafloor.

List of degrees from highest to lowest:
PhD, Coastal Oceanography
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
M.S., Marine Environmental Science
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
B. A., Geology-Biology
Colby College, Waterville, ME
Referenced in the Following News Items: 
Selected Publications: 
Rescue of long-tail data from the ocean bottom to the Moon: IEDA Data Rescue Mini-Awards, HSU, L., LEHNERT, K. A., GOODWILLIE, A., DELANO, J.W., GILL, J.B., TIVEY, M.A., FERRINI, V.L., CARBOTTE, S.M., ARKO R.A. , GeoResJ, 06/2015, Volume 6, p.108-114, (2015), doi:10.1016/j.grj.2015.02.012

A New Digital Bathymetric Model of the World's Oceans, Weatherall, P.; Marks, K. M.; Jakobsson, M.; Schmitt, T.; Tani, S.; Arndt, J.; Rovere, M.; Chayes, D.; Ferrini, V.; Wigley, R. , Earth and Space Science, (2015), 10.1002/2015EA000107

Molten sulfur lakes of intraoceanic arc volcanoes, de Ronde, C. E. J.; Chadwick, W. W.; Ditchburn, R. G.; Embley, R. W.; Tunnicliffe, V.; Baker, E. T.; Walker, S. L.; Ferrini, V. L.; Merle, S. M. , Volcanic Lakes, p.261-288, (2015), 10.1007/978-3-642-36833-2_11

Imaging of CO2 bubble plumes above an erupting submarine volcano, NW Rota-1, Mariana Arc, Chadwick, W. W.; Merle, S. G.; Buck, N. J.; Lavelle, J. W.; Resing, J. A.; Ferrini, V. , Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, (2014), 10.1002/2014GC005543

Evidence of mass failure in the Hess Deep Rift from multi-resolutional bathymetry data, Ferrini, V. L.; Shillington, D. J.;Gillis, D.J.; MacLeod, C. J.; Teagle, D. A.; Morris, A.; Cazenave, P. W.; Hurst, S.; Tominaga, M. , Marine Geology, 05/2013, Volume 339, p.13-21, (2013), 10.1016/j.margeo.2013.03.006

The East Pacific Rise Between 9°N and 10°N: Twenty-Five Years of Integrated, Multidisciplinary Oceanic Spreading Center Studies, Fornari, D.J.; Von Damm, K.L.; Bryce, J.G.; Cowen, J.P.; Ferrini, V.; Fundis,A.;Lilley, M.D.; Luther III, G.W.; Mullineaux, L.S.; Perfit, M.R.; Meana-Prado, M.F.; Rubin, K.H.; Seyfried Jr., W.E.; Shank, T.M.; Soule, S.A.;Tolstoy, M.; White, S.M. , Oceanography, Volume 25, Issue 1, p.18-43, (2012), 10.5670/oceanog.2012.02

The 2005 Chios Ancient Shipwreck Survey, Foley, B P; Dellaporta, K; Sakellariou, D.; Bingham, B S; Camilli, R; Eustice, R M; Evagelistis, D; Ferrini, V L; Katsaros, K; Kourkoumelis, D; Mallios, A; Micha, P; Mindell, D A; Roman, C N; Singh, H; Switzer, D S; Theodoulou, T , Hesperia, Volume 78, Issue 2, p.269-305, (2009)

The Global Multi-Resolution Topography Synthesis, Ryan, W B F; Carbotte, S M; Coplan, J O; O'Hara, S; Melkonian, A; Arko, R; Weissel, RA; Ferrini, V; Goodwillie, A; Nitsche, F; Bonczkowski, J; Zemsky, R , Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Volume 10, (2009)

Variable Morphologic Expression of Volcanic, Tectonic, and Hydrothermal Processes at Six Hydrothermal Vent Fields in the Lau Back-arc Basin, Ferrini, V.L., M.K. Tivey, S.M. Carbotte, F. Martez, C.N. Roman , Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-cubed), Volume 9, Issue Q07022, (2008), 10.1029/2008GC002047

Navigational infrastructure at the East Pacific Rise 9° 50’N area following the 2005-06 eruption: seafloor benchmarks and high-resolution multibeam surveys, Soule, S.A.; Ferrini, V.L.; Kinsey, J.C.; Fornari, D.J.; Sellers, C.; White, S.M.; Von Damm, K.; Carbotte, S.M. , Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., (2008), 10.1029/2008GC002070

Variable morphologic expression of volcanic, tectonic, and hydrothermal processes at six hydrothermal vent fields in the Lau back-arc basin, Ferrini, V. L.; Tivey, M. K.; Carbotte, S. M.; Martinez, F.; Roman, C. , Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Jul 26, Volume 9, p.-, (2008), Doi 10.1029/2008gc002047

Submeter bathymetric mapping of volcanic and hydrothermal features on the East Pacific Rise crest at 9 degrees 50 ' N, Ferrini, V. L.; Fornari, D. J.; Shank, T. M.; Kinsey, J. C.; Tivey, M. A.; Soule, S. A.; Carbotte, S. M.; Whitcomb, L. L.; Yoerger, D.; Howland, J. , Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Jan 19, Volume 8, p.-, (2007), Doi 10.1029/2006gc001333

The effects of fine-scale surface roughness and grain size on 300 kHz multibeam backscatter intensity., Ferrini, V.L., and R.D. Flood , Marine Geology, Volume 228, Issue 1-4, p.153-172, (2006)

A comparison of Rippled Scour Depressions identified with multibeam sonar: evidence of localized sediment transport in inner shelf environments., Ferrini, V.L., and R.D.Flood , Continental Shelf Research, Volume 25, Issue 16, p.1979-1995 , (2005), doi:10.1016/j.csr.2005.07.002