Esther Sumner has two new papers on the dynamics of field-scale submarine gravity currents in the Black Sea. Both studies made use of NERCs state-of-the-art autonomous underwater vehicle Autosub3 to measure the dynamics of the flow. A paper published in Geophysical Research Letters presents the first direct measurements of hydraulic jumps in an active submarine… Read More The dynamics of submarine gravity currents
The results of a recent study which analyses the timing of large submarine landslides have been published in the Journal of Geology. Submarine landslides can be far larger than those on land, and are one of the mostimportant processes for moving sediment across our planet. Landslides that are fast enough to disintegrate can generate potentially very… Read More Do Large Submarine Landslides Occur Randomly?
Kate Rychert and Nick Harmon have a new paper published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters about seismic imaging of crust and mantle discontinuity structure beneath the Galapagos Archipelago. They image a lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary that is too thick to be consistent with a thermally defined plate, indicating a compositional component. They also image discontinuities related… Read More Seismic imaging of lithospheric structure and the onset of melting beneath Galapagos
Today we can announce the Graduate School of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton’s (GSNOCS) participation in a new, NERC co-funded £8 million Centre for Doctoral Training in geological and environmental research relevant to the oil and gas sector (see the full press announcement). As a consequence we have three funded PhD studentships on offer every… Read More GSNOCS part of NERC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Oil & Gas Research
Cross-disciplinary Conferencing 11/01/14 The Society of Historical Archaeology (SHA) holds an annual conference for the sharing of research spanning across both terrestrial and underwater archaeological themes. This year the conference was held in the city of Quebéc from the 8th – 12th January. The call for papers closed back in July 2013 and I was… Read More Cross-disciplinary Conferencing
John Emeana and Tim Hughes are two second year PhD students in the Geology and Geophysics group here at the University of Southampton. Both John and Tim’s work is focused on investigating how thermal properties of marine sediments affects the performance of high voltage (HV) cables that are buried under the seafloor. Both work as… Read More 7th annual Universities High Voltage Network Colloquium UHVNet 2013
Catherine Annen from Bristol University, with Tim Minshull and former PhD student Michele Paulatto from G&G, have published a paper in the Journal of Petrology in which they estimate on different timescales the rate that magma flows into the magma storage region beneath the active Soufriere Hills Volcano. They use computer models of magma chamber… Read More Magma fluxes at Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat