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Robert S. Detrick

Robert S. Detrick

Senior Scientist

Geology & Geophysics

Senior Scientist

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2227

Fax: +1 508 457 2187

WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 22

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.S. Lehigh University, 1971, Geology/Physics
M.S. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1974, Marine Geology
Ph.D. MIT/WHOI Joint Program, 1978, Marine Geophysics

Research Interests

Crustal accretion processes at mid-ocean ridges; the seismic structure and evolution of oceanic crust; size, depth, and physical properties of ridge crest magma chambers; nature of mantle flow beneath mid-ocean ridges and relationship to ridge segmentation and axial topography; relationship between seismic structure of oceanic crust and geology ofthe crust.