Autumn 2008

October 8

October 15

Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni (University College, London). Topography: a window into the Earth's mantle.

October 22

Godfrey Fitton (University of Edinburgh). Thermal and fertility pulses in the Iceland plume.

October 29

Steve Roecker (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York). The state of the upper mantle beneath an active intracontinental orogen: images of the Tien Shan from the GHENGIS and MANAS investigations.

November 5

Sebastian Rost (University of Leeds). Structure and dynamics of ultra-low velocity zones.

November 12

Richard Walker (University of Oxford). The active tectonics of aseismic regions. Examples from Mongolia and Iran.

(Thursday) November 20, 1 pm (note change of time!)

Ken Sims (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution). Determining the timescales of magmatic processes from measurement of short-lived U- and Th-decay series isotopes in volcanic gases and lavas.

November 26

Talk cancelled.

December 3

Lidia Longeran (Imperial College London). Reconstructing the Pleistocene glacial history of the central North Sea using 3D seismic data.

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