A new study carried out on the floor of Pacific Ocean provides the most detailed view yet of how the earth’s mantle flows beneath the ocean’s tectonic plates. The findings, published in the journal Nature, appear to upend a common belief that the strongest deformation in the mantle is controlled by large-scale movement of the plates. Instead, the highest resolution imaging yet reveals smaller-scale processes at work that have more powerful effects.
|Name||Title||Fields of interest|
|Einat Lev||Lamont Assistant Research Professor||anisotropy, Geodynamics, lava flow, mantle, numerical modeling, tectonics, volcanology, natural hazards, volcanoes, lava, eruptions, magma, fluid mechanics|
July 06, 2016