A catalogue of the North Atlantic seamounts based on geophysical and geochemical data
The ocean floor is littered with volcanoes. Their topography and volcanic activity contribute to the local and regional ocean habitat. Seamount volcanism is attributed to magmatic processes connected to the formation of new ocean floor/oceanic crust (seafloor spreading), or to the modification of this crust by subsequent intra-plate volcanism.
This project aims to build a detailed catalogue of the North Atlantic seamounts based on geophysical and geochemical data.
The student will become familiar with various geophysical data and techniques to derive the age and possibly the formation mechanisms of seamounts.