Mark D. Behn

Associate Scientist

Department of Geology & Geophysics


Contact Information:

Work: 508 289 3637

Fax: 508 457 2187

mbehn@whoi.edu


Mail Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

360 Woods Hole Road

Mail Stop 22

Woods Hole, MA 02543


Research Interests

Geodynamics and geophysics; dynamics of faulting and magma injection at mid-ocean ridges; seismic anisotropy and imaging of sub-asthenospheric mantle flow; rheology and mechanical behavior of oceanic transform faults; seismic and crustal structure of volcanic arcs; ice-sheet dynamics; and computational geodynamic modeling.


Recent Publications (* indicates collaboration with graduate student advisee)


Submitted or In Press

  1. Behn, M.D., P.B. Kelemen, G. Hirth, B.R. Hacker, and H.-J. Massonne, Sediment diapirs and arc volcanism, Nature Geosci., (submitted).


Published in 2010

  1. *Olive, J.-A., M.D. Behn, and B.E. Tucholke, 2010, The structure of oceanic core complexes controlled by the depth distribution of magma emplacement, Nature Geosci., v. 3, 491–495. [link to reprint]

  2. *Roland, E.C., M.D. Behn, and G. Hirth, 2010, Thermal-mechanical behavior of oceanic transform faults: Implications for spatial distribution of seismicity, Geochem., Geophys., Geosys., v. 11, Q07001, doi:10.1029/2010GC003034.  [link to reprint]

  3. Conrad, C.P., and M.D. Behn, 2010, Constraints on lithosphere net rotation and asthenospheric viscosity from global mantle flow models and seismic anisotropy, Geochem., Geophys., Geosys., v. 11, Q05W05, doi:10.1029/2009GC002970.  [link to reprint]

  4. Shaw, A.M., M.D. Behn, S.E. Humphris, R.A. Sohn, and P.M. Gregg, 2010, Deep pooling of low degree melts and volatile fluxes at the 85ºE segment of the Gakkel Ridge: Evidence from olivine-hosted melt inclusions and glasses, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., v. 289, 311–322.  [link to reprint]


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