Dr Kerry Key presents "Mapping Seafloor Tectonics with Electromagnetic Waves"

  • Sep 14, 2017

The EES Distinguished Speaker Series is proud to present Dr. Kerry Key of the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia Univeristy. His talk is titled "Mapping Seafloor Tectonics with Electromagnetic Waves".

Key's research is centered on geohazards, such as volcanoes on the seafloor and fault zones that are located close to continental margins. "When we put sensors down on the seabed, we are trying to understand the details of these structures – what sorts of fluids are in the fault zones, or how much magma is in the source region for seafloor volcanoes. There is a lot that we still don’t know about basic components of seafloor geology and plate tectonics, and we have to go out there and collect these data sets so that we can better understand them."

Join us for this facinating look at tectonic mapping on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:30 PM in Room 204 of the Natural Science building on the East Lansing campus.