School Seminar - Professor Mike Kendall - University of Bristol - Title: Plate formation at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Insights from the PI-LAB experiment or Mike at Sea

5 November 2019, 1.00 PM - 5 November 2019, 2.00 PM

Professor Mike Kendall, University of Bristol

Room G25, Reynolds Lecture Theatre, School of Earth Sciences, Wills Memorial Building

We are pleased to welcome Professor Mike Kendall from the University of Bristol who will be delivering the School Seminar:-

Title: Plate formation at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Insights from the PI-LAB experiment or Mike at Sea


The PI-LAB experiment involved a one-year deployment of nearly 80 ocean-bottom sensors across the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The aim was to study the formation of tectonic plates at a slow spreading centre, providing insights into the nature of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary (LAB). The results are providing new images of how molten material decouples newly-formed plates from the underlying mantle, potentially providing an unexpectedly significant driving force for tectonics on Earth. I will also show some nice pictures of doing a seismic experiment at sea. 

All staff and students welcome.

Contact information

For further information, please contact Dr Byron Adams. 

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