Geophysics of Mid-Ocean Ridges and Abyssal Plains

Lecturers: Marta Pérez Gussinyé, Volkhard Spieß

Content:

- cooling and subsidence of oceanic lthosphere
- comparison of predicted oceanic heat flow and seafloor subsidence with available bathymetric data



Skills:

Students should develop an understanding of
- simple geodynamic models
- processing and interpreting bathymetric data

Assessment:

presentation of solved problems


Exam:

seminar talk

Literature:

Elderfield and Davis (Eds), Hydrogeology of the Oceanic Lithosphere, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004

Watts, Isostasy and Flexure of the Lithosphere, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003

Turcotte and Schubert, Geodynamics, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2002

Juteau and Maury, The Oceanic Crust, from Accretion to Mantle Recycling. Springer-Praxis Series in Geophysics, 1999. (avaiable in the libary)

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