People Directory : Karen Hanghoj

Karen Hanghoj

Karen Hanghoj

Guest Investigator

Geology & Geophysics

Office Phone: +1 508 289 3600

WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 23

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


MSc University of Copenhagen, 1993, Geology
Ph.D. University of Copenhagen, 1998, Geology

Research Interests

Oceanic volcanism and the composition, structure and evolution of the oceanic lithosphere; geological oceanography; mantle melting processes, mantle metasomatism and the genesis and evolution of ancient continental lithosphere and associated diamonds; layered mafic intrusions and the formation of igneous ore deposits; behaviour of platinum group elements in the mantle and crust; origin and nature of mantle plumes through geochemical and multi-isotopic studies, continental break-up and formation of flood basalts; outreach and education regarding Earth Science, Oceanography and mineral resources.