Structure and Dynamics of the Porcupine Magma-Poor Continental Margin from new Ocean Bottom Seismometer Data

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Sch of Geography, Earth & Env Sciences


The project will include the use of brand-new ocean bottom seismometer data and co-located industrial multi-channel seismic data. This project will complete the mapping of the Porcupine Basin an exemplar of a magma-poor rift, to reveal the symmetry of rifting, and degree of water ingress to the mantle during continental break-up. Part of the project will be comparing with data from Galicia (Spain), the site of Birmingham-proposed IODP drilling and a Birmingham-led NSF/NERC 3D seismic imaging programme this will allow us to test hypotheses for the dynamics and temporal evolution of magma-poor rifts.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
NE/S007350/1 30/09/2019 29/09/2027
2742142 Studentship NE/S007350/1 25/09/2022 25/03/2026 Ibrahim Yusuf