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

The EES Distinguished Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Kerry Key of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. He will present "Mapping Seafloor Tectonics with Electromagnetic Waves".

According to Key this research is vital to understanding the details of volcanoes on the seafloor and fault zones that are located close to continental margin "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 engaging presentation on Friday, September 9, 2017 at 12:30 PM in Room 204, Natural Science Building on the East Lansing campus.