Collaborative Research: Geophysical Constraints on Mechanisms of Ocean Plateau Formation from Shatsky Rise, Northwest Pacific

Lead PI: Dr. W. Roger Buck

Unit Affiliation: Marine and Polar Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

August 2009 - July 2012
Pacific Ocean
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The Shatsky Rise will be placed in a better geophysical context by 1) constraining the whole crustal structure by an OBS reflection and refraction experiment, and 2) delineating the tectonic history by extensive MCS profiling and reanalysis of bathymetry and magnetic data.

OUTCOMES: The annual reports will be provided by Yale.