Exploring Mid-Ocean Ridges from Near and Far
Tuesday October 20th
Room 417 Schermerhorn Hall
Summary: Two thirds of the planet's surface is formed at Mid-Ocean Ridges, but because they are deep beneath the ocean they are difficult to study. With improved technology for long-term seafloor monitoring we are beginning to understand the character of seafloor eruptions and the hydrothermal venting that they help fuel.
Associate Professor Maya Tolstoy received her Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1994. She came to Columbia University in 1996 for a Post-Docotoral Fellowship at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, after which she joined the Observatory's research staff. Her research focuses on mid-ocean ridge processes and understanding seafloor earthquakes, volcanism and hydrothermal systems, with particular emphasis on the interdisciplinary applications of geophysical data to better understanding mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal, geological, geochemical and biological processes.
Future talks are scheduled for Tuesdays from 12:15-1:00pm in Room 417 Schermerhorn Hall. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.
All are welcome to attend!