Top Earth Science Scientists

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Earth Science was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Earth Science research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Earth Science, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Earth Science, over 6,742 profiles were examined.

The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Earth Science. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the discipline h-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
H-index
Citations
Publications
501 World 7 National Akira Hasegawa

Akira Hasegawa

Tohoku University, Japan
H-index 67 Citations 15,209 230
502 World 254 National Lynne D. Talley

Lynne D. Talley

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 67 Citations 17,962 139
503 World 255 National Howard J. Singer

Howard J. Singer

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States
H-index 67 Citations 13,321 216
504 World 256 National H. J. Melosh

H. J. Melosh

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
H-index 67 Citations 18,126 207
505 World 5 National Enzo Boschi

Enzo Boschi

University of Bologna, Italy
H-index 67 Citations 14,551 241
506 World 257 National George M. Hornberger

George M. Hornberger

Vanderbilt University, United States
H-index 67 Citations 18,094 139
507 World 48 National Peter G. Appleby

Peter G. Appleby

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
H-index 67 Citations 17,520 179
508 World 258 National Francis Nimmo

Francis Nimmo

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
H-index 67 Citations 13,694 313
509 World 23 National Jérôme Gaillardet

Jérôme Gaillardet

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France
H-index 67 Citations 17,005 178
510 World 21 National Claude Hillaire-Marcel

Claude Hillaire-Marcel

University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
H-index 67 Citations 14,129 224
511 World 49 National Tobias Bolch

Tobias Bolch

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
H-index 67 Citations 21,573 162
512 World 22 National Robert A. Creaser

Robert A. Creaser

University of Alberta, Canada
H-index 67 Citations 14,276 246
513 World 259 National Eric J. Fielding

Eric J. Fielding

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 67 Citations 15,434 173
514 World 19 National Helmut Erlenkeuser

Helmut Erlenkeuser

Kiel University, Germany
H-index 67 Citations 17,196 130
515 World 8 National Hodaka Kawahata

Hodaka Kawahata

University of Tokyo, Japan
H-index 67 Citations 14,311 302
516 World 50 National Jonathan L. Bamber

Jonathan L. Bamber

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
H-index 67 Citations 17,475 197
517 World 46 National Mike Sandiford

Mike Sandiford

University of Melbourne, Australia
H-index 67 Citations 10,408 165
518 World 260 National Joseph L. Wooden

Joseph L. Wooden

United States Geological Survey, United States
H-index 67 Citations 12,021 184
519 World 266 National Michael O. Garcia

Michael O. Garcia

University of Hawaii System, United States
H-index 67 Citations 11,034 160
520 World 265 National Miriam Kastner

Miriam Kastner

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 67 Citations 13,505 141
521 World 264 National Delia W Oppo

Delia W Oppo

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, United States
H-index 67 Citations 14,666 126
522 World 1 National Colin J.N. Wilson

Colin J.N. Wilson

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
H-index 67 Citations 14,216 197
523 World 32 National Charles Wang Wai Ng

Charles Wang Wai Ng

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
H-index 67 Citations 14,070 411
524 World 48 National Richard J. Arculus

Richard J. Arculus

Australian National University, Australia
H-index 67 Citations 17,788 192
525 World 47 National Peter D. Kinny

Peter D. Kinny

Curtin University, Australia
H-index 67 Citations 19,615 119
526 World 21 National Ralph R Schneider

Ralph R Schneider

Kiel University, Germany
H-index 67 Citations 16,312 178
527 World 52 National Kevin W. Burton

Kevin W. Burton

Durham University, United Kingdom
H-index 67 Citations 11,481 163
528 World 53 National Philip L. Gibbard

Philip L. Gibbard

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 67 Citations 14,710 202
529 World 2 National John J. Walsh

John J. Walsh

University College Dublin, Ireland
H-index 67 Citations 14,709 188
530 World 54 National Barry Parsons

Barry Parsons

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 67 Citations 15,834 130
531 World 51 National David M. Pyle

David M. Pyle

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 67 Citations 11,833 202
532 World 55 National R.K. O'Nions

R.K. O'Nions

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 67 Citations 19,410 89
533 World 18 National Flavio S. Anselmetti

Flavio S. Anselmetti

University of Bern, Switzerland
H-index 67 Citations 14,033 232
534 World 263 National Nobumichi Shimizu

Nobumichi Shimizu

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, United States
H-index 67 Citations 17,256 136
535 World 262 National John E. Vidale

John E. Vidale

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 67 Citations 14,976 159
536 World 261 National Jack Oliver

Jack Oliver

Cornell University, United States
H-index 67 Citations 15,317 162
537 World 20 National Augusto Mangini

Augusto Mangini

Heidelberg University, Germany
H-index 67 Citations 14,262 177
538 World 267 National Robert M. Hazen

Robert M. Hazen

Carnegie Institution for Science, United States
H-index 66 Citations 12,812 179
539 World 49 National Michael I. Bird

Michael I. Bird

James Cook University, Australia
H-index 66 Citations 12,732 172
540 World 268 National David H. Bromwich

David H. Bromwich

The Ohio State University, United States
H-index 66 Citations 14,557 167
541 World 24 National Sylvestre Maurice

Sylvestre Maurice

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France
H-index 66 Citations 15,881 244
542 World 4 National Peter Troch

Peter Troch

Ghent University, Belgium
H-index 66 Citations 10,889 273
543 World 269 National Ralph D. Lorenz

Ralph D. Lorenz

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, United States
H-index 66 Citations 12,266 336
544 World 270 National Carol Kendall

Carol Kendall

United States Geological Survey, United States
H-index 66 Citations 15,908 110
545 World 272 National Bjorn O. Mysen

Bjorn O. Mysen

Carnegie Institution for Science, United States
H-index 66 Citations 14,317 168
546 World 271 National Jan W. Hopmans

Jan W. Hopmans

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 66 Citations 14,096 153
547 World 273 National Mihailo D. Trifunac

Mihailo D. Trifunac

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 66 Citations 13,015 226
548 World 274 National Robert J. Bodnar

Robert J. Bodnar

Virginia Tech, United States
H-index 66 Citations 18,328 235
549 World 33 National Yongsheng Liu

Yongsheng Liu

China University of Geosciences, China
H-index 66 Citations 29,633 221
550 World 276 National Ian S. E. Carmichael

Ian S. E. Carmichael

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 66 Citations 17,580 91
551 World 275 National Matthew J. Kohn

Matthew J. Kohn

Boise State University, United States
H-index 66 Citations 13,956 135
552 World 5 National Atle Nesje

Atle Nesje

University of Bergen, Norway
H-index 66 Citations 11,614 165
553 World 277 National Robert D. van der Hilst

Robert D. van der Hilst

MIT, United States
H-index 66 Citations 19,381 122
554 World 278 National Paul G. Silver

Paul G. Silver

Carnegie Institution for Science, United States
H-index 66 Citations 16,557 125
555 World 56 National Ann G. Wintle

Ann G. Wintle

Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
H-index 66 Citations 20,200 156
556 World 2 National Svante Björck

Svante Björck

Lund University, Sweden
H-index 66 Citations 15,232 186
557 World 280 National Bryan L. Isacks

Bryan L. Isacks

Cornell University, United States
H-index 66 Citations 21,290 134
558 World 25 National Adolphe Nicolas

Adolphe Nicolas

University of Montpellier, France
H-index 66 Citations 13,838 114
559 World 281 National Haakon Fossen

Haakon Fossen

American Museum of Natural History, United States
H-index 66 Citations 11,237 173
560 World 23 National Dominique Weis

Dominique Weis

University of British Columbia, Canada
H-index 66 Citations 12,161 252
561 World 9 National Kenji Satake

Kenji Satake

University of Tokyo, Japan
H-index 66 Citations 15,561 279
562 World 19 National Thierry Adatte

Thierry Adatte

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
H-index 66 Citations 10,819 271
563 World 6 National Jan Inge Faleide

Jan Inge Faleide

University of Oslo, Norway
H-index 66 Citations 11,930 247
564 World 10 National Christopher J. Spiers

Christopher J. Spiers

Utrecht University, Netherlands
H-index 66 Citations 10,864 184
565 World 279 National Cynthia J. Ebinger

Cynthia J. Ebinger

Tulane University, United States
H-index 66 Citations 15,275 165
566 World 22 National Lothar Ratschbacher

Lothar Ratschbacher

TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
H-index 66 Citations 16,160 163
567 World 282 National David A. Siegel

David A. Siegel

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 65 Citations 18,108 115
568 World 5 National Jozef Deckers

Jozef Deckers

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 65 Citations 11,224 179
569 World 283 National Rafael L. Bras

Rafael L. Bras

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 65 Citations 14,821 153
570 World 284 National Yingwei Fei

Yingwei Fei

Carnegie Institution for Science, United States
H-index 65 Citations 11,017 150
571 World 285 National Howard A. Zebker

Howard A. Zebker

Stanford University, United States
H-index 65 Citations 27,097 185
572 World 286 National Ariel D. Anbar

Ariel D. Anbar

Arizona State University, United States
H-index 65 Citations 17,030 161
573 World 287 National Adina Paytan

Adina Paytan

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
H-index 65 Citations 11,696 212
574 World 57 National Julian J. Bommer

Julian J. Bommer

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
H-index 65 Citations 17,421 148
575 World 288 National Russell S. Harmon

Russell S. Harmon

North Carolina State University, United States
H-index 65 Citations 12,232 185
576 World 289 National Matthew P. Golombek

Matthew P. Golombek

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 65 Citations 15,821 224
577 World 290 National Bela G. Fejer

Bela G. Fejer

Utah State University, United States
H-index 65 Citations 14,903 152
578 World 291 National Patrick T. Newell

Patrick T. Newell

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, United States
H-index 65 Citations 12,110 195
579 World 34 National Lin Ding

Lin Ding

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H-index 65 Citations 16,942 220
580 World 50 National Trevor Ireland

Trevor Ireland

Australian National University, Australia
H-index 65 Citations 16,050 200
581 World 292 National James L. Bischoff

James L. Bischoff

United States Geological Survey, United States
H-index 65 Citations 13,265 136
582 World 293 National Yehuda Bock

Yehuda Bock

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 65 Citations 14,725 138
583 World 51 National Jon D. Woodhead

Jon D. Woodhead

University of Melbourne, Australia
H-index 65 Citations 16,867 185
584 World 294 National Bruce F. Houghton

Bruce F. Houghton

University of Hawaii System, United States
H-index 65 Citations 14,564 199
585 World 26 National Yu-Jun Cui

Yu-Jun Cui

École des Ponts ParisTech, France
H-index 65 Citations 14,880 310
586 World 58 National Andrew Carter

Andrew Carter

Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom
H-index 65 Citations 13,191 216
587 World 27 National Didier Bourlès

Didier Bourlès

Aix-Marseille University, France
H-index 65 Citations 11,424 249
588 World 20 National Jakob Schwander

Jakob Schwander

University of Bern, Switzerland
H-index 65 Citations 19,735 115
589 World 10 National Yuji Sano

Yuji Sano

University of Tokyo, Japan
H-index 65 Citations 12,419 307
590 World 1 National Jan Kramers

Jan Kramers

University of Johannesburg, South Africa
H-index 65 Citations 24,421 161
591 World 59 National Robert Raiswell

Robert Raiswell

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
H-index 65 Citations 17,970 93
592 World 11 National Jef Vandenberghe

Jef Vandenberghe

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
H-index 65 Citations 14,007 237
593 World 295 National Steven B. Shirey

Steven B. Shirey

Carnegie Institution for Science, United States
H-index 65 Citations 15,008 152
594 World 296 National Stein B. Jacobsen

Stein B. Jacobsen

Harvard University, United States
H-index 65 Citations 21,338 133
595 World 297 National Roger Bilham

Roger Bilham

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 65 Citations 16,639 192
596 World 1 National Zvi Ben-Avraham

Zvi Ben-Avraham

Tel Aviv University, Israel
H-index 65 Citations 11,828 256
597 World 298 National Hugh P. Taylor

Hugh P. Taylor

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 65 Citations 20,245 111
598 World 299 National Jonny Rutqvist

Jonny Rutqvist

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
H-index 65 Citations 15,598 288
599 World 52 National Gerald C. Nanson

Gerald C. Nanson

University of Wollongong, Australia
H-index 65 Citations 12,572 120
600 World 22 National James A. D. Connolly

James A. D. Connolly

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 65 Citations 14,488 120

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