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固体地球物理学术报告通知

报告地点: 
教学行政楼706会议室
报告时间: 
2018-05-17
14:0015:00
报告人: 
Professor Michael Kendall
报告人简介: 
Mike is the BGS Professor of Geophysics in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol and was Head of School from 2009-2013. He has a PhD in Geophysics from Queen's University in Canada and he was a NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the USA. He has held faculty positions at the Universities of Toronto and Leeds, and he worked briefly for Chevron Canada Resources in Calgary. He was previously president of the British Geophysical Association and vice-president (Geophysics) of the Royal Astronomical Society. 

报告题目: 
Continental rifting in Africa: Seismological insights from the lower mantle to crust
报告内容简介: 

The rifting of continents and eventual formation of ocean basins is a fundamental component of plate tectonics, yet the mechanism for break-up is poorly understood. In this talk I will describe how a series of seismic experiments in Ethiopia and surrounding regions have led to a new model of continental break-up, highlighting the role of mantle flow, dynamic topography and magma-assisted rifting in Africa.