Suzanne Carbotte is a marine geophysicist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Her research interests span from the global, focused on magma chambers beneath deep-sea mid-ocean ridge volcanoes, to studies closer to home of sedimentation within the Hudson River. In her Hudson River work she uses acoustic images of the seabed to study present-day sediment transport and deposition in the river, and reflection seismic imaging of the sediments below to study the evolution of these processes over the last few thousand years. Other recent field work has included oceanographic research expeditions in the equatorial and northeast Pacific Oceans. Carbotte received her Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara and is the Bruce Heezen Lamont Research Professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.