WESTBROOK, GRAHAM K. / Sciences de la Terre / Chercheurs

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Sciences de la Terre / WESTBROOK, GRAHAM K.



Professor of Geophysics at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Member of the Petroleum Geoscience Unit.

Thèmes de recherche

Geophysical investigations of the structure and tectonics of convergent plate boundaries, especially accretionary complexes.

Current Research Activities :
· Seismic investigation of high fluid pressure and deformation in the Barbados Ridge accretionary complex.
· Tectonic erosion of fore-arcs at subduction zones.
· Fluid flow and the formation of brine lakes in the Mediterranean Ridge.
· Formation of mud diapirs and mud volcanoes in convergent margin plate margins.
· Gas hydrates in continental margins.

Professional Affiliations :
FGS, FRAS, Member of AGU and EAGE
Programme Review Group for SOC Challenger Division, 1996 - 2000
ODP Program Planning Group on Gas Hydrates 1998 & 1999
Member of Editorial Boards of Tectonophysics.

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