2017 Geodynamics Program: Ocean Ridges & Mantle Dynamics


Geodynamics Seminar Series
Tuesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 PM
The Carriage House*, Quissett Campus, WHOI

*Unless otherwise noted on speaker schedule below
Geodynamics Seminar Series (pdf format)

DateGuest SpeakerTitle
Feb. 7 Charles Langmuir
Professor of Geochemistry
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
Low degree Melts and Their Significance
for MORB, FOZO and OIB
Feb. 14 Mathilde Cannat
Equipe de Géosciences Marines
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
Generation of the Oceanic Lithosphere at a Melt-Starved and Ultraslow Mid-Ocean Ridge
Feb. 21 No Class Presidents Day
Feb. 28 Vera Schlindwein
Senior Scientist, Section Geophysics
Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany
Deformation Modes of Magmatic and Amagmatic Lithosphere at Ultraslow Spreading Ridges
March 7 Suzanne Carbotte
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
Seismic Imaging of the Erupting East Pacific Rise at 9°50’N: insights into the architecture of mid-ocean ridge magmatic systems and eruption dynamics
March 14
Clark 507
Taras Gerya
Institute of Geophysics
Department of Earth Sciences
Origin and evolution of oceanic ridge-transform patterns and triple junctions: a numerical modeling prospective
March 21 Roger Buck
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University

Links Between Magma Supply Axial Relief
and Faulting at Mid-Ocean Ridges

April 4 Henry Dick
Senior Scientist
Geology & Geophysics, WHOI

The Southwest Indian Ridge, Remelting the Gondwanan Mantle

April 11 David Sandwell
Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics, Scripps, UC San Diego

Origin of Transform Faults and Gravity Rolls?

April 18 No Class

Patriots Day

April 25

Al Hofmann
Emeritus Director of the Geochemistry Division, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany

Where Did All the Subducted Sediments Go?

May 2 Enrico Bonatti
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
Transition From a Continental to an Oceanic Rift
in the Northern Red Sea
May 9 Mike Cheadle
Department of Geology & Geophysics
University of Wyoming
Pito Deep - Revisiting Pacific Lower Crust, the 3rd Dimension of Magnetic Stripes & Long, Lost Hydrothermal vents.